Suggestion for resources about cosmic rays

In summary, the speaker is a junior undergraduate student in Physics who is taking an introductory course on astrophysics. They have a basic understanding of quantum mechanics and particle physics, but are looking for more information on cosmic rays and magnetic fields in galaxies. They have been following a textbook and have not found much on these topics in it. They are seeking recommendations for comprehensible papers or textbooks that cover these topics at a basic level, as most resources they have found are too advanced and focus on nuclear astrophysics. The suggested resources include a paper on cosmic rays by Biermann and Sigl, a textbook on cosmic ray composition and origin, an overview presentation, and some basic information on cosmic radiation from the National Academies Press.
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Book suggestion for cosmic ray and magnetic field in galaxies.
I am a Junior UG student in Physics. We have an introductory course on astrophysics. It includes modules on cosmic ray and magnetic field in galaxies. I have a basic acquaintance with QM (up to Hydrogen atom problem). I also had a course on basic particle physics. (Very rudimentary. Mainly intro to particle zoo and conservation principles and almost no math). For astrophysics, I am following Carroll & Ostlie. But I have not found much about these topics there. Any good comprehensible paper introducing basic of those topics for undergrads is also helpful. Most books I find are at a too advanced level and focus on mainly Nuclear Astrophysics. I need a basic idea. Any suggestion will be really helpful.
 
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Introduction to Cosmic Rays, by Peter Biermann (MPI, Bonn), Guenter Sigl (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, CNRS) - https://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0202425

For a textbook, Composition and Origin of Cosmic Rays, Maurice M. Shapiro, Ed.
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-94-009-7166-0


An overview presentation - http://www.hep.fsu.edu/~wahl/Quarknet/summer2015/lectures/CosmicRayIntrod.pdf

National Academies Press - https://www.nap.edu/catalog/11760/s...s-and-the-vision-for-space-exploration-report

Some very basic information
https://www.radiation-dosimetry.org/what-is-galactic-cosmic-radiation-gcr-definition/
 
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1. What are cosmic rays?

Cosmic rays are high-energy particles that originate from outer space and travel at nearly the speed of light. They can be made up of protons, electrons, and atomic nuclei.

2. How are cosmic rays detected and measured?

Cosmic rays are detected using specialized equipment such as particle detectors and telescopes. These instruments can measure the energy, direction, and type of cosmic rays that pass through them.

3. What are the potential effects of cosmic rays on humans?

Cosmic rays can have harmful effects on humans if exposed to high levels for extended periods of time. They can damage DNA and increase the risk of cancer and other health problems. However, the Earth's atmosphere provides protection from most cosmic rays.

4. Are there any ongoing studies or research on cosmic rays?

Yes, there are many ongoing studies and research on cosmic rays. Scientists are constantly trying to better understand their origins, behavior, and potential impacts on Earth and other planets. Some research also focuses on using cosmic rays for medical imaging and other applications.

5. Can you recommend any resources for learning more about cosmic rays?

There are many resources available for learning more about cosmic rays, including books, scientific journals, and online articles. Some reputable sources include NASA, CERN, and the American Physical Society. Additionally, universities and research institutions often have resources and publications available on their websites.

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