HYBRID: Searching for the origins of galactic Cosmic Rays with gamma-ray astronomy

A lecture in the "Physics & Pizza" series (held in English)

Mo, 12.06.2023 18:15  –   Mo, 12.06.2023 19:15
Dr. rer. nat. Alison Mitchell, DFG Emmy Noether Junior Research Group Leader, Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Magnus-Haus Berlin
Am Kupfergraben 7, 10117 Berlin, Germany

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Topic: Cosmic Rays are energetic particles from space that continuously arrive at Earth from all directions. They originate from astrophysical accelerators within our galaxy, especially extreme objects such as pulsars, white dwarfs, and supernova remnants. Gamma-ray astronomy is concerned with the search for evidence of such powerful accelerators by means of the signature traces left by the energetic particles in situ with the astrophysical environment. Ground-breaking results have been achieved in recent years, and new facilities are planned for the near future, making this an exciting time for Cosmic Ray research and gamma-ray astronomy. In this talk, I will present an introduction to the research field and an overview of the current status.

CV: Alison Mitchell completed her undergraduate studies in Physics at the University of Warwick, UK, before moving to Heidelberg, Germany in 2013 to pursue a PhD at the Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) for Nuclear Physics. In 2016 she obtained her doctorate from the University of Heidelberg, and continued until 2018 as a postdoctoral researcher at the MPI for Nuclear Physics whilst also being Assistant Project Scientist for the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory. Between 2018 and 2021, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Zurich and subsequently the ETH Zurich. In 2021, she was awarded an Emmy Noether grant from the DFG and has since been based at the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Following the lecture, there will be a get-together where participants can exchange ideas with each other over pizza and drinks in the Remise and the garden of the Magnus-Haus.

The event is sponsored by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation.