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34th International Cosmic Ray Conference

The 34th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC) will be held from July 30 to August 6, 2015, in The Hague, The Netherlands. It is an important and large conference in the field of Astroparticle Physics. The ICRC covers: cosmic-ray physics, solar and heliospheric physics, gamma-ray astronomy, neutrino astronomy, and dark matter physics.

The conference poster can be downloaded through this link.

Present and Future Neutrino Physics

The recent discovery of a non-zero mixing angle θ13 by reactor neutrino disappearance experiments has initiated the precision era of lepton flavor physics.  Therefore it is timely to identify strategies to determine the remaining parameters of the three active neutrinos, such as the neutrino mass hierarchy and the leptonic Dirac CP phase.  Continua a leggere Present and Future Neutrino Physics

Very High Energy Phenomena in the Universe

Very High Energy Phenomena in the Universe will focus on what is also called astroparticle physics. This meeting will be organized in Quy Nhon on a regular basis every 4 years, alternating with the Rencontres de Moriond meeting on the same subject. Continua a leggere Very High Energy Phenomena in the Universe

Frontier Objects in Astrophysics and Particle Physics

We announce the XV Vulcano Workshop, which will be held from May 18th to May 24th, 2014 in the Vulcano Island (Sicily, Italy). As in the past editions, the workshop will aim to gather people from High Energy Astrophysics and Particle Physics to discuss the most recent highlights in these fields.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Astrophysics/Cosmology
  • Astrophysics/Gravity
  • Dark Matter
  • Particle Physics
  • Cosmic Rays
  • Gamma/Neutrino Astronomy
  • Neutrinos
  • Future Prospects

Physical Processes in the Interstellar Medium

The ISM represents a fascinating laboratory to study the physics of highly attenuated gases, chemical processes and atomic, molecular and solid state physics under extreme conditions and numerous other questions of natural sciences. The physics of the ISM plays a crucial role in many areas of astronomy. Galaxy formation and evolution, the formation of stars, cosmic nucleosynthesis, the origin of large complex, prebiotic molecules and the abundance, structure and growth of dust grains which constitute the fundamental building blocks of planets, all these processes are intimately coupled to the physics of the ISM. New observations with powerful telescopes have revealed that the ISM is a turbulent, multiphase gas, filled with structures on all resolvable spatial scales. This has lead to a paradigm shift in our understanding of the ISM, where the old equilibrium model is being replaced by a highly dynamical picture of strongly coupled, interacting and turbulently mixed gas phases that are far from equilibrium and that are continuously stirred by processes that are not well understood. We enter an era where for the first time enough information is available to gain a deep and comprehensive physical understanding of the ISM and the dynamical processes that govern its evolution.

Many physical processes in the ISM have been studied in isolation and under idealized conditions. It is however their nonlinear coupling that fully characterizes the structure and evolution of the multi-phase, dynamically evolving ISM. Therefore, the first funding period of the ISM-SPP ( is dedicated to the investigation of the interplay between various processes in the ISM. In this conference, we aim at (i) summarizing the recent progress and isolating the open questions as well as (ii) bringing together experts from all three research pillars (laboratory studies, observations as well as theory and computations) in order to form a consistent picture of relevant physical processes in the ISM.

In this first conference in a series organised by the DFG priority program 1573 “The Physics of the Interstellar Medium” ( we will concentrate on the following questions:

  • Which are the drivers of turbulence in the ISM and how does turbulence affect the morphology and the energy of the ISM on different scales?
  • What is the intrinsic structure of molecular clouds?
  • How do molecular clouds form and evolve?
  • How do interstellar dust grains and molecules form and evolve in the ISM and how do they affect physical processes in the ISM?
  • How do stars interact with and shape the multi-phase ISM?
  • How are the processes in the ISM affected by magnetic fields?
  • How are cosmic rays accelerated in the ISM, and how do cosmic rays affect interstellar structure?

Anisotropic Universe: from microwaves to ultrahigh energies

The study of anisotropies connects and unravels fundamental issues in various fields of astrophysics and cosmology. With the recent experimental progress, it is now possible to analyze, understand, and cross-correlate the anisotropic skies observed by Planck, 2MASS Redshift Survey, ChandraFermi, AMS-2, HAWC, IceCube, and Auger, – to cite but a few major instruments that scrutinize the Universe from microwaves to ultrahigh energies, in photons, cosmic rays, and neutrinos. Anisotropic features can reveal key information on the structure and the nature of the components of the Universe, and provide hints on the origin of high energy emission.

Instead of focusing on one particular field, we are planning for an interdisciplinary workshop on anisotropies and fluctuations in astrophysics and cosmology. Gathering researchers from various backgrounds, we aim at putting together our tools and our knowledge on anisotropies and fluctuations. Various methods and theories have been developed in parallel but their use has often been restricted to one particular area.

In particular, during the meeting we will be sharing our experience on

1) theoretical predictions of anisotropy signatures, for given configurations of source populations and of the whole Universe,
2) anisotropy analysis and measurement techniques,
3) cross-correlation of data from various wavelengths and messengers, fluctuations in time.

CASPAR 2013 : Cosmic-rays Acceleration, Sources and Propagation A Rendez-vous

Main topics of the workshop:

  • Sources of Galactic and Extra-galactic cosmic rays
  • Acceleration of cosmic rays
  • Propagation of cosmic rays
  • Gamma-ray astronomy
  • Cosmic ray anisotropy: observations and interpretation
  • Models of the Galactic and InterGalactic magnetic field
  • Indirect Dark Matter searches
  • Observations of the Extragalactic Background Light

TeV Particle Astrophysics 2013

TeV Particle Astrophysics (TeVPA) is an annual international meeting in particle astrophysics. The UC Irvine particle physics and astrophysics groups will host TeVPA in 2013 at Irvine, California.

This meeting will focus on topical issues in:

  • sources and propagation of cosmic rays,
  • high-energy gamma rays,
  • multi-wavelength probes of high-energy astrophysics,
  • high-energy neutrino physics
  • searches for dark matter.

Windows on the Universe

The Inaugural Conference of the ICISE on Windows on the Universe will review the most recent status of Particle Physics, Astroparticle and Cosmology. The conference will consist of plenary sessions for invited indepth oral presentations (review talks and talks on specific specialised topics), and contributed papers, in the form of relatively short oral papers – in parallel sessions – or posters. Special emphasis is being placed on active participation by young researchers and post-docs.

The main topics of the conference are:

  • Particle Physics
    • Production and Properties of the Higgs Boson
    • Searches for New Physics
    • Phenomenology of Physics Beyond the Standard Model
    • Production and Properties of the Heavy Quarks
    • Studies of Electroweak and QCD physics
    • Latest Results from Heavy Ion Collisions
    • Recent Results from the Intensity Frontier
    • Neutrino Physics from the Laboratory
    • Future Facilities (Accelerators)
  • AstroParticle Physics and Cosmology
    • Gamma-Ray Astronomy : Ground-Based and Satellite Experiments
    • Cosmic Rays : Ground-Based and Satellite Experiments
    • Multi Messenger Astronomy (Neutrinos, CR and GW)
    • Dark Energy and Dark Matter
    • The Cosmic Background Radiation
    • The Early Universe
    • Large Scale Structures
    • Future Facilities (Satellites and Telescopes)