International School of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics

14th  Course: "Neutrinos and Explosive Events in the Universe"

A NATO Advanced Study Institute

Endorsed by the
Particle and Nuclear Astrophysics and Gravitation International Committee (PANAG IC)

 2-13 July 2004
Ettore Majorana Centre
Erice, Sicily, Italy


Objective: This Course will introduce young researchers to the emerging fields of high energy neutrino and gamma ray astronomy.  At high energy the radiation is produced by interactions of cosmic ray particles accelerated in explosive events such as supernovae or hypernovae, black holes or, possibly, the big bang.  Through direct contact with senior scientists, now actively planning the next generation of experiments/models, the excitement and motivation for research in these areas will be conveyed.  The underpinning of these fields is a synthesis of knowledge and techniques from nuclear and particle physics, astronomy and cosmology.  Informing the students of this background, how it was derived, and the new challenges for the future are the major goal.  Further, the Course will help to foster new astrophysical research and will promote contacts, which, in previous Schools, have often resulted in new collaborations.


      John P. Wefel, Vladimir Ptuskin, Todor Stanev, Maurice M. Shapiro