International School of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics
15th Course: "Astrophysics at Ultra-high Energies"
20-27 June 2006
Ettore Majorana Centre
Erice, Sicily, Italy
Objective: This Course will introduce young researchers to the exciting field of Ultra-high energy astrophysics including charged particles, gamma rays and neutrinos. At ultra-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 at Ultra-high energy 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.
|Co-Directors of the Course:||Director of the School:|
|John P. Wefel and Todor Stanev||Maurice M. Shapiro|