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.

The pigeon, the antenna and me: Robert Wilson


KM3NeT String Deployment

What light can teach us about the universe - Pete Edwards

Einstein's miracle year - Larry Lagerstrom

The most energetic light ever observed from a few kilometres large star

Scientists working with the Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov (MAGIC ) observatory have reported the discovery of the most energetic pulsed emission radiation ever detected from the neutron star in the center of the supernova of 1,054 A.D., known as the Crab pulsar. mehr...  

CTA Prototype Telescope Achieves "First Light"

On 2015, November 26, a prototype telescope proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array, the Gamma-ray Cherenkov Telescope (GCT), recorded CTA’s first ever Cherenkov light while undergoing testing at l’Observatoire de Paris in Meudon, France.  mehr...

The construction of KM3NeT, the next generation neutrino telescope, has begun

In the early morning of 2015 December 3, scientists and engineers started the installation of KM3NeT. The first KM3NeT full detection unit is operational in deep sea near Sicily, Italy, at a depth of 3,500 m. mehr...

A search for cosmic-ray sources with IceCube, the Pierre Auger Observatory, and the Telescope Array

In a new study by the IceCube, Pierre Auger, and Telescope Array Collaborations, scientists have looked for correlations between the highest energy neutrino candidates in IceCube and the highest energy CRs in these two cosmic-ray observatories. mehr...

AugerPrime Symposium

On November 15-16, 2015 took place the AugerPrime Symposium, celebrating 15 years of achievements and the signature ceremony of a new international agreement for continued operation of the Pierre Auger Observatory until 2025. mehr...

XENON1T inauguration at Gran Sasso

On November 11, an international collaboration of scientists inaugurated the new XENON1T instrument designed to search for dark matter with unprecedented sensitivity, at the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory of INFN in Italy. mehr...

Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics für Neutrinophysiker

Wissenschaftler von fünf Neutrino-Experimenten erhalten gemeinsam den 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. Die Forscher haben grundlegende Arbeiten zur Entdeckung und Erforschung von Neutrino-Oszillationen geleistet. mehr...

2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for Astroparticle Physics

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to Takaaki Kajita (University of Tokyo) and Arthur B. McDonald (Queen’s University) "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass". mehr...

Senior Fellows of the Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics 2015

On September 30, during the annual meeting of the Helmholtz Programme "Matter and the Universe" at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Claus Grupen and Hinrich Meyer were awarded Senior Fellow of the Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics in 2015. mehr...  

Double Doctoral Degree of KIT and UNSAM

On Sept 1st, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Universidad Nacional de San Martin (UNSAM) celebrated their Double Doctoral degree in Astrophysics (DDAp), which started this year.  mehr...


HAP: Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics

Next HAP workshop on advanced technologies for astroparticle detectors, registration is already opened! -- Workshop: HAP-Workshop 2016, Topic 4: Advanced Technologies http://www.hap-astroparticle.org/conf.php#block508 https://indico.scc.kit.edu/indico/event/182/ #HAPworkshop #astroparticle


HAP: KM3Net - Deployment of first full detection unit

First KM3NeT full detection unit operational in deep sea near Sicily, Italy, at depth 3,500 m. "The first full detection unit of KM3NeT in the Mediterranean at a depth of 3500 m. This morning it landed - compactly rolled - on the seabed of KM3NeT-It near Sicily, Italy where it was connected to the seafloor network using a ROV and had good communication with the shore station at a distance of 100 km in Porto Palo di Capo Passero. The next step was to trigger the unfurling to its full length of 700 m. The result was visually inspected using again the ROV. Then the unit was switched on again and... it works! Data taking began immediately. A new era of neutrino astroparticle physics in the Mediterranean at the Northern hemisphere has begun." -- It works! http://km3net.org/home.php #KM3Net #neutrinos #Mediterranean #astroparticle


HAP: Journey to Auger

In November 2015, the Pierre Auger Observatory celebrates 15 years of achievements and sign a new International Agreement to run and upgrade the observatory for the next ten years, so-called AugerPrime. Journey to Auger is a travel diary about the celebrations of AugerPrime in Malargüe, Argentina. The idea of this blog is to create a collection that mixes painting, drawing, photography, graphic design and video. We aim to show the Observatory and the science of high-energy cosmic-ray in a different and entertaining way! -- Journey to Auger http://journeytoauger.tumblr.com/ #augerprime #PierreAugerObservatory #cosmicrays #Malargue #Argentina

Black Holes: Crash Course Astronomy #33And for those who prefer...

Black Holes: Crash Course Astronomy #33

And for those who prefer reading than watching. An overview about black holes for everyone:

“Black holes sound too strange to be real. But they are actually pretty common in space. There are dozens known and probably millions more in the Milky Way and a billion times that lurking outside. Scientists also believe there could be a supermassive black hole at the center of nearly every galaxy, including our own. The makings and dynamics of these monstrous warpings of spacetime have been confounding scientists for centuries.”

– Black holes


CTA prototype last dance of the inauguration day

Astroteilchen Physik in Deutschland 2012 - summary and oulooks

Astroparticle Physics — Astro-what?

The MAGIC Telescopes Detector Technique.flv

Tour of the Pierre Auger Observatory with Google Earth


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Institut für Kernphysik
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