NATO PST. ASI. 976393
"Astrophysical Sources of High Energy Particles & Radiation"
A NATO Advanced Study Institute
11-21 November 2000
Dedicated in the fond memory of David N. Schramm
Co - Directors of the ASI :Vladimir S.
John P. Wefel
**NEW** Participant Information
Researchers, Post-docs, Graduate Students are encouraged to apply for admission. A Limited number of Senior personel will be accomodated. Scholarships are available for students, particularly from NATO Partner countries, NATO Dialogue Countries and NATO Countries. Students from other countries will be considered for support as resources permit.
Further information about NATO maybe obtained from NATO Science Web Site -- http://www.nato.int/science
International School of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics
The International school of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics holds biennial courses for graduate students and young researchers that stress the inter-relationships between various sub-disciplines in Astrophysics, and focuses upon recent results from different specialty areas.
Director of the School : Maurice M. Shapiro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Scientific Advisory Committee: Ginzburg, Cronin, Rees Lüst, Silberberg,
Van Allen, Wefel, Wolfendale
Courses are held at: The Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture
Erice, Sicily, Italy
Director of the Centre: Professor Antonino Zichichi
The 12th Course combined the International School of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics and the International School of Particle Astrophysics for a joint session focusing upon "Astrophysical Sources of High Energy Particles and Radiation." This course was selected as a NATO Advanced Study Institute. The organizing committee for this ASI involved:
|John Wefel (ASI Co-Dir.)
|Vladimir Ptuskin (ASI Co-Dir.)
|Peter L. Biermann
|Maurice M. Shapiro
from whom additional information can be obtained.
Active Galactic Nuclei, Jets, Hot Spots
E. BEREZHKO, Inst.
Cosmophysical Research, Yakutsk, Russia
|Gamma Rays from Supernova Remnants||P. BIERMANN, MPI für Radioastronomy, Bonn, Germany|
|How Cosmic Rays Get Started||A. BYKOV, Ioffe Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Ultra-High Energy Particles||R. COWSIK, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India|
|Dark Matter Decays||R. DAVIS, University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|GeV-TeV Gamma Ray Astronomy||L. DORMAN, E. Segre Observatory, Israel|
|Black Hole Evaporation||V. FONSECA, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain|
|Solar Neutrino Observations||P. GALEOTTI, University of Torino, Italy|
|Supernova 1006||M. GILLER, University of Lodz, Poland|
|Composition of Cosmic Rays||G. KOCHAROV, Ioffe Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Neutrinos & Gravitational Collapse||M. PANASYUK, Moscow State Univ., Russia|
|The String Phase of Nature||V. PTUSKIN, Izmiran, Moscow, Russia|
|Particle Propagation in the Galaxy||Y. REPHAELI, Tel Aviv University, Israel|
|Sunyaev-Zeldovich Effect||N. SANCHEZ, Observatoire de Paris, France|
|Astrophysical X-ray Sources||L. SCARSI, University of Palermo, Italy|
|Supernova and Cosmology||M. SHAPIRO, University of Maryland, USA|
|Light Element Nucleosynthesis||T. STANEV, Bartol/U. of Delaware, USA|
|Evidence for Neutrino Mass||T. PIRAN, Hebrew University, Israel|
|Structure in the Energy Spectrum||J. TRUMPER, MPI-Garching, Germany|
|Gammay Ray Bursts||A. TURTELLI, UNICAMP, Brazil|
|New Telescopes for the New Millennium||A. WOLFENDALE, University of Durham, UK|
Applications from graduate students and post-docs should include a brief CV and a statement that travel funds are available. For graduate students a short note of endorsement by a senior scientist should be appended or requested. No special application form is required. There is no registration cost. A local expense fee of ~$1100, payable upon arrival, covers lodging, meals, and transportation (provided by the Centre) between the Palermo airport and Erice. Participants dine at their choice of a number of Erice restaurants.
Participants needing financial assistance should apply as soon as possible. Partial assistance with local expenses will be offered mainly (but not exclusively) to (a) students from overseas, i.e., those requiring trans-Atlantic or trans-Pacific travel, (b) students from NATO Partner and Dialogue Countries, and (c) students from less developed countries. Qualified applicants who can defray all of their own expenses are virtually assured of admission. They should apply soon.
Senior Participants are encouraged to attend and should contact one of the directors.
Send Applications for Admission to:
|Prof. John P. Wefel|
|Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Louisiana State University
|Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4001, USA|
|Phone: (225) 388-8696|
|Fax: (225) 388-1222|
They should specify:
Young persons with only a few year's experience should enclose a letter of recommendation from their research group leader or a senior scientist.
The total fee, which includes full board and lodging and transport to/from Palermo airport (arranged by the school) is ~US$1100, payable upon arrival in Erice.
Thanks to the generosity of NATO and other sponsors, support is available for deserving students who need financial help. Requests for such financial aid must be included, and justified, in the application.
Applications may be made by e-mail. No special form is required.
Deadline for Application: 10 October 2000, but the earlier the
Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail or fax. A formal Letter of Invitation will be provided upon request.
Participants should plan to arrive at Palermo airport on
11 November 2000. More detailed information will be sent to the
successful applicants. NOTE: All applicants are responsible for
their own insurance and for obtaining any necessary VISAs to enter
--- A NATO Advanced Study Institute ---
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Mediterranean Dialogue countries: Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia