Last several years were highlighted by many breakthroughs and discoveries in astrophysics of cosmic rays (CRs), thanks to superior instruments such as BESS, PAMELA, Fermi-LAT, Agile, INTEGRAL, HESS, VERITAS, Milagro, ATIC, CREAM, ACE and others. They provide key pieces of information that may lead to the solution of the century-old puzzle of the origin of CRs and may contain signatures of new physics. Exploiting the data collected by the scientific missions to the fullest requires reliable and detailed model of the Milky Way galaxy. GALPROP is the current state-of-the-art numerical CR propagation code that has become a standard analysis tool in CR and gamma-ray research. It uses extensive astrophysical information along with nuclear and particle data as input to self-consistently predict CRs, diffuse gamma rays, synchrotron emission and other observables. I will review recent GALPROP developments and results.
39th COSPAR Scientific Assembly
- Pub Date:
- July 2012
- Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena;
- Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies
- Invited talk at 8th Workshop on Science with the New Generation of High Energy Gamma-ray Experiments: Gamma-ray Astrophysics in the Multimessenger Context (SciNeGHE2010, Trieste, Sept. 8-10, 2010)