GORDON B. THOMSON portrait
  • Jack W. Keuffel Chair in Experimental Astrophysics, Physics And Astronomy
  • Professor, Physics And Astronomy
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Research Summary

I am studying the physics of ultrahigh energy cosmic rays, using experimental apparatus deployed in the west desert of Utah. The High Resolution Fly'e Eye (HiRes), Telescope Array (TA), and the TA Low Energy Extension (TALE) are three experiments of which I have been the spokesperson. In addition I am a collaborator on the TA Radar (TARA) R&D project, to detect radar echoes from the extensive air showers produced by cosmic rays.

Education

  • Ph.D., Physics, Harvard University. Project: A Study of Inclusive Reactions