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           11:00 - 12:00     Journal Club: Experiment & Phenomenology - google meet
Applications of cosmic-ray muons

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Abstract: Applications of cosmic-ray muons have grown in numbers in the last decades. The first famous application, the scanning of the Chephrens pyramid, was performed by L. W. Alvarez, that was a great expert in particle detectors and indeed was awarded a Nobel Prize for his work on the hydrogen bubble chambers.
In this talk, after an introduction on cosmic-ray muons, the principles of the interaction of muons with matter will be briefly summarised. This description is important to classify the applications in three main categories: muon radiography, muon tomography and muon metrology. for each class, an overview of the basic ideas ...