Biography:

One of their most recent publications is Neutrinos from the Sun: The 2003 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics presented to John Bahcall1, Raymond Davis, Jr.2, and Masatoshi Koshiba3. Which was published in journal Journal of the Franklin Institute.

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Thomas K. Gaisser's Articles: (5)

Neutrinos from the Sun: The 2003 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics presented to John Bahcall1, Raymond Davis, Jr.2, and Masatoshi Koshiba3

AbstractThis award recognizes years of research by the laureates using elusive neutrinos to probe the internal workings of the sun. Bahcall and Davis identified an apparently fundamental problem: the fusion reactions that generate the sun's power deep in its core appeared to generate fewer neutrinos than expected. The number of neutrinos detected by Davis was only about a third the number calculated by Bahcall. Koshiba developed a new type of detector that not only confirmed the deficit but also showed that the neutrinos counted by Davis actually come from the Sun. Together the work of these three scientists prepared the way for the resolution of the puzzle, the discovery of a new property of neutrinos called “neutrino oscillations”. On the way from the sun, some neutrinos change identity and become nearly invisible in the detectors. This insight promises to open up new vistas in the fundamental physics of elementary particles.

High-energy cosmic rays☆

AbstractAfter a brief review of galactic cosmic rays in the GeV to TeV energy range, we describe some current problems of interest for particles of very high energy. Particularly interesting are two features of the spectrum, the knee above 1015eV and the ankle above 1018eV. An important question is whether the highest-energy particles are of extra-galactic origin and, if so, at what energy the transition occurs. A theme common to all energy ranges is use of nuclear abundances as a tool for understanding the origin of the cosmic radiation.

Particle astrophysics

AbstractIn this review, I include high-energy cosmic rays, gamma-ray astronomy and neutrino astronomy.

Atmospheric Neutrinos☆

This paper is a brief overview of the theory and experimental data of atmospheric neutrino production at the fiftieth anniversary of the experimental discovery of neutrinos.

Neutrinos and cosmic rays

AbstractIn this paper we review the status of the search for high-energy neutrinos from outside the solar system and discuss the implications for the origin and propagation of cosmic rays. Connections between neutrinos and gamma-rays are also discussed.

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