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Catching the Fastest Particles in the Universe | Miguel Mostafá | TEDxPSU

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Published on Apr 4, 2016

What are the most energetic particles in the Universe? Where are they coming from? And more importantly, who cares?

Miguel Mostafa is an Associate Professor of Physics, and Astronomy and Astro-
physics at Penn State University. After obtaining his Ph.D. in high energy particle
physics (measuring W bosons with the DØ detector at Fermilab) from Instituto Bal-
seiro in Argentina, he was a fellow of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare in
Italy, and a postdoctoral research associate at the University of New Mexico. He
was a faculty member at the University of Utah, and then Colorado State before
joining Penn State in 2013. He has been working on ultra-high energy cosmic rays
as a member of the Pierre Auger Collaboration since 2001, and on very-high energy
gamma rays as a member of the High Altitude Water Cherenkov Collaboration since
2009.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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