EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 171, 201817th International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter (SQM 2017)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Strangeness in Astrophysics (parallel session)|
|Published online||02 February 2018|
Muon bundles from the Universe
Institute of Physics, Jan Kochanowski University, 25-406 Kielce, Poland
2 National Centre for Nuclear Research, Department of Fundamental Research, 00-681 Warsaw, Poland
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Published online: 2 February 2018
Recently the CERN ALICE experiment, in its dedicated cosmic ray run, observed muon bundles of very high multiplicities, thereby confirming similar findings from the LEP era at CERN (in the CosmoLEP project). Significant evidence for anisotropy of arrival directions of the observed high multiplicity muonic bundles is found. Estimated directionality suggests their possible extragalactic provenance. We argue that muonic bundles of highest multiplicity are produced by strangelets, hypothetical stable lumps of strange quark matter infiltrating our Universe.
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