A critical review of the standard paradigm for the origin of Galactic cosmic rays (CRs) is presented. Recent measurements of local and far-away CRs reveal unexpected behaviors, which challenge the commonly accepted scenario. These recent findings are discussed, together with long-standing open issues. Despite the progress made thanks to ever-improving observational techniques and theoretical investigations, at present our understanding of the origin and of the behavior of CRs remains incomplete. We believe it is still unclear whether a modification of the standard paradigm, or rather a radical change of the paradigm itself is needed in order to interpret all the available data on CRs within a self-consistent scenario.

The origin of Galactic cosmic rays: Challenges to the standard paradigm

Evoli, Carmelo;
2019

Abstract

A critical review of the standard paradigm for the origin of Galactic cosmic rays (CRs) is presented. Recent measurements of local and far-away CRs reveal unexpected behaviors, which challenge the commonly accepted scenario. These recent findings are discussed, together with long-standing open issues. Despite the progress made thanks to ever-improving observational techniques and theoretical investigations, at present our understanding of the origin and of the behavior of CRs remains incomplete. We believe it is still unclear whether a modification of the standard paradigm, or rather a radical change of the paradigm itself is needed in order to interpret all the available data on CRs within a self-consistent scenario.
Cosmic rays, particle acceleration, particle propagation, gamma rays, the Galaxy
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