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Production of high energetic astroparticles

Grant number: 20/15453-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2021
Effective date (End): June 01, 2025
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Elementary Particle Physics and Fields
Principal Investigator:Luiz Vitor de Souza Filho
Grantee:Cainã de Oliveira
Host Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/15897-1 - Cherenkov Telescope Array - CTA, AP.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):23/16753-0 - Particle acceleration in the X-ray knots of Centaurus A, BE.EP.DR


The production of energetic particles in the universe remains one of the great mysteries of modern Science. The mechanisms of particle acceleration in astrophysical sources are still unknown and recent results point to the need for a multi-mensaging approach to solve this problem. In this project, we will develop detailed techniques for simulating particle generation in supernovae and black hole neighborhoods. We will focus on the simulation of the Centaurus A galaxy given its proximity and abundance of data in various wavelengths. Our goal is to contribute significantly in the use of experimental data in the optimization and restriction of astrophysical models. As a result of this thesis, we hope to find a minimum set of astrophysical parameters of the accelerating sources that can be correlated with the current measurements and those that will be made in the coming decades by the Pierre Auger and Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatories. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DE OLIVEIRA, CAINA; DE SOUZA, VITOR. Magnetically Induced Anisotropies in the Arrival Directions of Ultra-high-energy Cosmic Rays from Nearby Radio Galaxies. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, v. 925, n. 1, . (19/10151-2, 20/15453-4)
DE OLIVEIRA, CAINA; DE SOUZA, VITOR. Extragalactic Magnetic Fields and the Arrival Direction of Ultra-high-energy Cosmic Rays. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, v. 933, n. 2, p. 7-pg., . (21/01089-1, 20/15453-4, 19/10151-2)

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