Helmholtz-Allianz für Astroteilchenphysik (HAP)

Die Themen der Helmholtz-Allianz für Astroteilchenphysik umfassen das Hochenergie-Universum, das Dunkle Universum und die Querschnittsaktivitäten Astroteilchentheorie und Technologieentwicklung. Die Allianz führt die Helmholtz-Zentren KIT und DESY, 15 deutschen Hochschulen, und 6 assoziierten Partner ins Deutschland und in der Welt verteilten Forschungsarbeiten zu diesen Themen zusammen.

HAP daily news

electricspacekoolaid: How Big are Galaxies? - Galaxy Size...





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How Big are Galaxies? - Galaxy Size Comparison Charts by Astrophysicist Rhys Taylor

Arecibo astrophysicist Rhys Taylor selected 25 galaxies and illustrated the relative sizes beautifully using images made from NASA and ESA observation missions, including a rendering of our own ordinary little Milky Way at the center for comparison.

Also check out a zoomable chart of the giant galaxy IC 1101, the largest known galaxy — created by scaling up an image of M87, another supersized elliptical galaxy that just happens to be considerably closer to our own and has had clearer images taken of it. But the size is right — IC 1101 really is a beastly galaxy, at an estimated 5.5 billion light-years wide, over 50 Milky Ways could fit across it!

There will be a separate embedded post of the zoomable IC 1101 galaxy chart.

“The Greeks had a simple and elegant formula for the...



“The Greeks had a simple and elegant formula for the universe: just earth, fire, wind, and water. Turns out there’s more to it than that – a lot more. Visible matter (and that goes beyond the four Greek elements) comprises only 4% of the universe. CERN scientist James Gillies tells us what accounts for the remaining 96% (dark matter and dark energy) and how we might go about detecting it.”

– Dark matter: The matter we can’t see
http://youtu.be/HneiEA1B8ks

– full TED-Ed lesson:
http://ed.ted.com/lessons/dark-matter-the-matter-we-can-t-see-james-gillies




Kontakt

Helmholtz-Allianz für Astroteilchenphysik

Dr. Astrid Chantelauze-Reichert

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Institut für Kernphysik
Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe

Tel.: +49 721 608 29172

astrid.chantelauze(at)kit.edu

www.hap-astroteilchen.de
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Prestigious award to IceCube pioneer

The 2015 Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi Prize of the EPS HEPP Division goes to Francis Halzen. mehr... Siehe auch: Ergebnisse des Neutrino-Observatoriums IceCube eröffnen neue Perspektiven für die Teilchenphysik mehr...

Kosmische Gammablitze als Teilchenbeschleuniger

Forscher von DESY und aus den USA stellen eine neue Studie, die detaillierte Einblicke in die Gammastrahlenblitze bietet, im Fachblatt "Nature Communications" vor. mehr...

EU-Millionenförderung für Forschung zu Neutrinos

Der Europäische Forschungsrat fördert den DESY-Wissenschaftler W. Winter für sein Forschungsprojekt "NeuCos - Neutrinos and the origin of the cosmic rays" mit einem ERC Consolidator Grant im Rahmen des EU-Förderprogramms "Horizon 2020". mehr...

Two new associated partners for HAP

HAP welcomes with a great pleasure two new associated partners from Amsterdam, Netherlands: the GRAPPA institute and the National Institute for Subatomic Physics (Nikhef)! more...

HAP Annual Member Board Meeting

On March 23rd, the Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics held its annual HAP Member Board meeting: elections, new groups, new Alliance partners. more...

Gammateleskop H.E.S.S. entdeckt drei der leuchtstärksten Gammaquellen

Das Gammastrahlen-Observatorium H.E.S.S. hat in der Großen Magellanschen Wolke drei extrem leuchtstarke Höchstenergie-Gammastrahlen-quellen nachgewiesen: den Pulsarwindnebel des stärksten je beobachteten Pulsars, einen extrem intensiv strahlenden Supernova-Überrest und eine sogenannte Superschale. mehr...

New Chair and General Secretary for APPEC

On January 9, 2015 the General Assembly of APPEC elected Frank Linde - former director of Nikhef - as its new Chair. Thomas Berghöfer (DESY ) was reappointed as General Secretary. more...

CORSIKA turned 25

The air shower simulation program CORSIKA turned 25 years old last October. CORSIKA is a detailed Monte Carlo program to study the evolution and properties of extensive air showers in the atmosphere. more...

Gustav-Hertz-Preis 2015 für zwei FACT-Wissenschaftler

Für ihre hervorragende Arbeit auf dem Gebiet der experimentellen Astroteilchenphysik hat die DPG den Gustav-Hertz Preis 2015 an Thomas Bretz, jetzt an der RWTH Aachen, und Daniela Dorner von der Universität Würzburg verliehen. mehr...

Dark Matter Search gets FUNKy

What happens when HAP dark-matter physicists meet HAP cosmic-rays physicists at a HAP workshop? They set up a new experiment!  more...


Pinterest

6 ways to study neut

6 ways to study neutrinos: Neutrinos from nuclear reactors; Neutrinos from accelerators; Studying neutrinos without neutrinos (neutrinoless double beta decay); Geoneutrinos; Solar neutrinos; Cosmic neutrinos. -- How do you solve a puzzle like neutrinos? http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/june-2015/how-do-you-solve-a-puzzle-like-neutrinos (credit: Artwork by Sandbox Studio, Chicago with Ana Kova)

This is what happens

This is what happens when you have together a science festival, an enthusiastic student touring the KATRIN experiment, the particle zoo and a journalist from "Die Welt"! -- Geisterteilchenseher [DE] http://www.welt.de/…/article14365…/Geisterteilchenseher.html -- The KArlsruhe TRItium Neutrino (KATRIN) experiment http://www.katrin.kit.edu/ -- The Particle Zoo http://www.particlezoo.net/

Between at KIT, it w

Between at KIT, it was the 1-year-anniversary of the Helmholtz Young Investigator group of Kathrin Valerius on "Analysis of KATRIN data to measure the neutrino mass and search for new physics" ‪#‎KIT‬ ‪#‎KATRIN‬ ‪#‎neutrinos‬ ‪#‎HAP‬