Cosmic ray / Gamma ray / Neutrino and similar experiments

This collection of links is provided in the hope that it will be useful both for the colleagues working in any of the fields covered by this collection as well as for non-experts who would like to find out what is happening in these fields. Although I try to be as comprehensive and as much up-to-date as possible, in particular in cosmic rays and gamma rays, such a collection can never be complete and some links may be out-dated or not functional. If you know of things which should be included in this collection, be modified in it, or be removed from it, please let me know.

Disclaimer: This page contains (actually consists to a large extend of) links to external web pages. An extended disclaimer (in German) applies to information provided on this web page.

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. For a list of gamma-ray missions see also this page.

Balloon experiments

See also the NASA links to balloon instruments.

Atmospheric Cherenkov experiments (see intro )

Telescopes and telescope systems:

Solar power facilities as light collectors:

Cherenkov counter arrays:

Other Cherenkov light detection concepts:

Future projects:

Atmospheric fluorescence experiments

Air shower experiments with particle detectors (see intro )

Neutron monitors

Other ground-based cosmic-ray experiments

Large-area detector networks

Shower detection by radio waves

Other detectors/experiments

High-energy neutrino and underground muon experiments

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

Reactor neutrino experiments

Underground neutrino and muon experiments

Underwater neutrino experiments

Experiments in Antarctic ice (at the South Pole)

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.


Useful collections of conferences and other meetings can be found, among others, at the following locations: The 29th ICRC was held in Pune, India from August 3 - 10, 2005, the 30th ICRC in Mérida, Mexico, from July 3 to 11, 2007, and the 31st ICRC in Lodz, Poland, from July 7 to 15, 2009. For a list of all ICRCs see here.

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 from Budapest, and from the Oulu (Finland).

Quite comprehensive lists of astronomy resources on the Internet are maintained by the AstroWeb Consortium at NRAO, CDS, and other places. See, for example, the pointers to telescopes, to departments, or to high-energy astronomy (all apparently not updated for some time). A couple of links to introductory astronomy material can be found on this page.

The Commission on Cosmic Rays of the IUPAP publishes the Cosmic Ray News Bulletin. Links to experiments and other sites are provided by the Particle and Nuclear Astrophysics and Gravitation International Committee (PaNAGIC) of the IUPAP. A very useful collection of links and other information is also maintained by, although in German only. Additional links to neutron monitor instruments and data are available from Bern.

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.

Links to many high-energy physics experiments mainly at accelerators are provided by SLAC. A list of high-energy physics web sites and institutes 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.

This collection of links is maintained by Konrad Bernlöhr at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg.
Last changes on November 25, 2013.

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