A Bayesian analysis of correlation between AGNs and ultra high energy cosmic rays detected by the Telescope Array Experiment

Wooram Cho, Youngjoon Kwon

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Ultra high energy cosmic rays over 1019eV are thought to come from very powerful objects such as Active Galatic Nucleus(AGN). However, the number of AGNs and ultra high energy cosmic rays is not large enough to experimentally declare the correlation between them. We use Watson and Mortlock's Bayesian statistical method to compare the arrival direction data of large ground arrays such as the Telescope Array experiment with AGNs in the Veron-Cety and Veron (VCV) catalog. We also test the linearity using toy monte carlo simulation. In this presentation, we present the probability that the TA's cosmic rays come from AGNs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Event35th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2017 - Bexco, Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2017 Jul 102017 Jul 20


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