Cosmic Rays, Dark Matter, and the Mysteries of the Universe

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In the Universe, high-energy cosmic rays are violently propagating in space. While we know these cosmic rays come from outside of the solar system, exactly how and where they originate is a mystery.

Professor Shoji Torii from Waseda University and many researchers from around the world, believe that understanding about their origin will help resolve the mysteries of the Universe, such as, supernova remnants, dark matter, and even the Universe’s evolution.

The most widely accepted theory is that high-energy cosmic rays are created by supernova explosions, but there are many other possibilities. Professor Torii hypothesis that these mysterious cosmic rays originate by the annihilation or decay of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPS). That is, they are candidates of dark matter.

To examine this theory and to truly understand where high-energy cosmic rays originate and propagate, Professor Torii, along with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and in collaboration with NASA and the Italian space Agency (ASI) have developed the Calorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET), now onboard the international space station.

Join us on this course on high-energy cosmic rays and get the latest research findings from the International Space Station to help unravel some of our greatest mysteries.

Cosmic Rays, Dark Matter, and the Mysteries of the Universe
Join us on a unique exploration of one of the universe’s deepest mysteries: cosmic rays
Что Вы изучите?
  • The evolution of the universe
  • The origin and propagation of cosmic rays
  • The search for dark matter through cosmic ray observation
Shoji Torii
Shoji Torii
Professor Emeritus, Distinguished Guest Research Professor Waseda University
Professor Torii received his Ph.D. in physics from Kyoto University, Japan in 1978. He then pursued a distinguished career taking research posts at the University of Tokyo and University of Utah before becoming a Professor at Kanagawa University. In 2005 he entered the Research Institute for Science and Engineering, and the Department of Physics at Waseda University. Professor Torii’s main field of research is "high-energy astrophysics". From the very beginning of his academic research, he has been devoted to cosmic-ray observations studying the acceleration of these high-energy particles to help solve some of the mysteries of the universe. In 2009, he became the principle investigator for the Calorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) attached to the International Space Station (ISS). CALET is a joint project between Waseda University and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), in collaboration with NASA and the Italian Space Agency (ASI) to search for Dark Matter signatures and sources of cosmic rays.
Holger Motz
Holger Motz
Associate Professor Waseda University
Holger Motz received his Ph.D. in 2011 from Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany for this research on dark matter search with the ANTARES deep-sea neutrino telescope. He came to Japan in 2012, working at the University of Tokyo's Institute for Cosmic Ray Research as a project researcher in the Ashra air-shower detector project. He came to Waseda University where he joined Torii Laboratory and the CALET project in 2013 as a postdoc. In 2014 he became assistant professor in the International Center for Science and Engineering Programs of Waseda University's Faculty of Science and Engineering, and in 2018 started his current position as associate professor in the newly founded Global Center for Science and Engineering. His academic interests are in astro-particle and cosmic-ray physics with a focus on indirect dark matter search.
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