The Pierre Auger Observatory is currently the leading detector of cosmic rays of extremely high energies. To ensure high precision in the determination of parameters of these particles, knowledge of the immediate atmospheric conditions is required - in particular, those that influence the amount of light detected by the fluorescence telescopes of the Observatory. One of the devices installed for this purpose at the Pierre Auger Observatory is the FRAM robotic telescope, operated by the Institute of Physics. Its task is to monitor the dependence of the extinction of light in the air on the wavelength of the light and to assess atmospheric conditions along the trajectories of potentially anomalous cosmic ray showers. The student working on the thesis will take part in the analysis of the data from the FRAM telescope.
Analysis of data from the FRAM robotic telescope