Cosmic ray / Gamma ray / Neutrino and similar experiments

Cosmic-ray and gamma-ray experiments

Space experiments

Some missions/experiments proposed or under development: For a comprehensive list of high-energy astrophysics missions see here.

Balloon experiments

See also the NASA links to balloon instruments.

Atmospheric Cherenkov experiments (see intro )

Telescopes and telescope systems:

New telescope projects:

Solar power facilities as light collectors:

Cherenkov counter arrays:

Other Cherenkov light detection concepts:

Atmospheric fluorescence experiments

Air shower experiments with particle detectors (see intro )

Neutron monitors

Other ground-based cosmic-ray experiments

High-energy neutrino and underground muon experiments

Neutrino experiments at particle accelerators
(including long-baseline neutrino beams)

Neutrino experiments at reactors

Underground experiments

Underwater experiments

Experiments in Antarctic ice (at the South Pole)

No place decided yet

Other cosmic neutrino experiments

Other experiments

Dark matter searches

Gravitational wave experiments

Simulation of cosmic ray air-showers

Interpretation of cosmic-ray measurements on the ground or underground usually requires comparison with simulations of cosmic ray air-showers. Unfortunately, few of these simulation programs are found on the net. Note: The KASCADE program above is not related to the KASCADE experiment.

 Hadronic interaction models in air-shower simulation programs are usually based on programs developed for interactions at accelerator experiments, like NeXuS.
For a more extensive list of interaction simulation programs used in high-energy physics see here.

 Simulation of the detector response to particles is frequently done with GEANT (which, occasionally, is also used for air-shower simulations).

Miscellaneous sites of cosmic-ray and astroparticle research (sorted by region)


North America

South America




This list is certainly incomplete. Apologies to those not included. Please drop me a note.

Educational material

This section should contain links to educational material and other useful links for non-experts. This part is new and definitely incomplete. Please send a note if you know of outstanding resources in the areas of this list which are missing here. For general lists of educational resources in astronomy and astrophysics see, for example, the WWW Virtual Library.

More Pointers

See also the NASA list of high-energy astrophysics sites (mainly satellite experiments). Many sets of astrophysics or space physics data sets are available from the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC).

The (U.S.) National Geophysical Data Center has a Solar-Terrestrial Physics Division. Links to heliospheric resources are also provided by the SHINE affiliation of researchers, from Budapest, and from the Oulu (Finland).

Quite comprehensive lists of astronomy resources on the Internet are maintained by the AstroWeb Consortium at NRAO, ESO, and other places. See, for example, the pointers to telescopes, to departments, or to high-energy astronomy. These are also available from the WWW Virtual Library.

The Commission on Cosmic Rays of the IUPAP (see also the Cosmic Ray News Bulletin) maintains a list of sites and other resources which includes many links from the current document.

More pointers to information concerning neutrino experiments and relevant background information are available from Argonne, Helsinki, Kingston (Canada) and Annecy (France). For up-to-date information see also the Long Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Newsletters. A review of the history and many other aspects of neutrino research is provided at LAPP (France). Note also the collection of material by John Bahcall. Results of various neutrino experiments are collected in Helsinki.

Links to many high-energy physics experiments at accelerators are provided by SLAC. A list of high-energy physics laboratories is available from CERN.

If you are looking for the address of a particular person in one of the fields covered by this list, then try the the SLAC HEPNAMES database, the HEP Virtual Phonebook, the Star*Heads, or the RGO Email database.The organizers of the 26th ICRC (see below) provide a list of participants, which you could try as well.

The 26th ICRC (International Cosmic Ray Conference) was in Salt Lake City in August, 1999. The next one will be held in Hamburg, Germany, in August 2001.

This collection of links is maintained by Konrad Bernlöhr at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg.
Last changes on May 16, 2001.

Comments and additions to this page are welcome:

Mail to Konrad Bernlöhr