- Potential for discovering new physics beyond the Standard Model
or measuring theory/model parameters using cosmic ray experiments.
- Relevant types of hadronic interactions, energies and regions of secondary
particle phase space needed to understand cosmic ray phenomena such as extensive air showers and inclusive muon and neutrino fluxes.
- Theoretical, conceptual and experimental questions of understanding and
modelling hadronic multiparticle production in a wide energy range extending
from the particle production threshold to the highest energies ever observed.
- Experimental information available and efforts/proposals to carry out
new measurements of hadronic interactions at accelerator and collider energies;
model parameter tuning and optimization.
- Information on multiparticle production that can be gained from studying
cosmic ray secondary particle fluxes and extensive air showers.
It is planned to have introductory lectures on central topics such as
theories beyond the Standard Model, cosmic ray inclusive secondary particle
fluxes, extensive air showers and modelling of hadron production in cosmic ray
interactions. Presentations of a number of relevant cosmic ray and high energy
physics experiments will be organized on the basis of invited talks. These will
include AMANDA/IceCube, NESTOR, Baikal, SuperKamiokande, AMS, Cosmo-LEP, KASCADE, HiRes,
Auger, HARP/NA49, MIPP, H1/ZEUS, CDF/D0, RHIC and LHC experiments.