GALPROP: Modeling cosmic ray propagation and associated interstellar emissions

Moskalenko, I. V. (2011) GALPROP: Modeling cosmic ray propagation and associated interstellar emissions. Il nuovo cimento C, 34 (3). pp. 149-156. ISSN 1826-9885

ncc9909.pdf - Published Version

Download (297kB) | Preview
Official URL:


Research in many areas of modern physics and astrophysics such as, e.g., indirect searches for dark matter (DM), particle acceleration in SNR shocks, and the spectrum and origin of extragalactic γ-ray background, rely heavily on studies of cosmic rays (CRs) and associated diffuse emissions. New or improved instrumentation to explore these open issues is ready or under development. A fleet of ground-based, balloon-borne, and spacecraft instruments measures many CR species, γ-rays, radio, and synchrotron emission. Exploiting the data collected by the scientific missions to the fullest requires reliable and detailed calculations using a numerical model. GALPROP is the current state-of-the-art numerical CR propagation code that has become a standard analysis tool in CR and diffuse γ-ray research. It uses astrophysical information, nuclear and particle data as input to self-consistently predict CRs, γ-rays, synchrotron emission and other observables. This paper reviews recent GALPROP developments and results.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dark matter (stellar, interstellar, galactic, and cosmological) ; Interstellar medium (ISM) and nebulae in Milky Way ; γ-ray sources; γ-ray bursts ; Cosmic rays (including sources, origin, acceleration, and interactions)
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2020 16:43
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2020 16:43

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item