Astroparticle Physics

DPG - Physics School

Su, 20.09.2009 00:00  –   Fr, 25.09.2009 00:00
Johannes Blümer, Guido Drexlin, Klaus Eitel (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT)
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Event partner:
Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Contact person:
Victor Gomer,


DPG Physics School 2009
supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus - Foundation

20 - 25 September 2009, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany
Astroparticle Physics

Johannes Blümer, Guido Drexlin and Klaus Eitel (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT)

Astroparticle physics is interdisciplinary by its nature; progress is made at the interfaces between astronomy, nuclear and particle physics, and cosmology. The school covers a wide range of topics, including cosmic rays, Dark Matter and Dark Energy, neutrino physics, gravitational waves, and contemporary cosmology. Emphasis is given to a didactic treatment by renowned experts, and to unveiling the deep physics connections between the different lines of research. The school language is English.

Invited Lecturers:

Gerhard Börner, Max-Planck Institut für Astrophysik Garching, Germany
Cosmology I & II
Subir Sarkar, University of Oxford, UK
Big Bang Nucleosynthesis
Paolo de Bernardis, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Cosmic Microwave Background
Wolfgang Rau, Queens University, Kingston, Canada
Dark Matter I & II
Carlos Frenk, University of Durham, UK
Structure formation
Hans-Thomas Janka, Max-Planck Institut für Astrophysik Garching, Germany
Supernovae type 2
Peter Biermann, Max-Planck Institut für Radioastronomie Bonn, Germany
Cosmic rays I & II
Martin Hendry, University of Glasgow, UK
Gravitational waves
Felix Aharonian, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Ireland
High energy gamma rays I & II
Boris Kayser, Fermi National Laboratory, USA
Neutrino physics I & II
Julia Becker, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
High energy neutrinos
Alan Caldwell, Max-Planck Institut für Physik München, Germany
Double beta decay
Christian Weinheimer, Universität Münster, Germany
Direct neutrino mass measurements