The CREDO Theory Work Package has two major tasks:
exploring a conceivably wide range of top-down scenarios to explore the mystery of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR) with a mechanism leading to an efficient cascading above the Earth atmosphere
verify a possibility to attain a trustworthy earthquake prediction method with the globally analysed cosmic-ray data in connection with the other available information channels.
The Earthquake Precursors Task
The goal of the Earthquake Precursors Task (EPT) is to attain a trustworthy method to identify earthquake precursors in the globally analysed cosmic-ray data in connection with the other available information channels. The focus is put on monitoring the fluxes of high energy cosmic-ray muons with simultaneous measurements of seismic signals and taking into account the available satellite information on space weather. The availability of a global giant network of muon detectors proposed by CREDO makes possible the real time monitoring of the muon fluxes in seismically active regions, enabling the search for correlations of cosmic-ray detection rates with seismic activity on unprecedented scale.
The UHECR Theory Task
The UHECR Theory Task (UTT) explores a conceivably wide range of top-down scenarios to explore the mystery of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays with a mechanism leading to an efficient cascading above the Earth atmosphere. We undertake theoretical studies of the the expected, but so far unobserved emission from astrophysical and cosmological sources, such as: magnetic monopoles, topological defects, heavy dark matter, neutron stars, pulsars, compact objects, gravitational effects produced within the framework of alternative theories of gravity, etc. The practical objective of the UTT is to provide the inputs necessary for the simulations that are to be contrasted with the CREDO data.