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Astroparticle Physics Committee

Astroparticle Physics Committee

Astroparticle Physics Committee

Welcome to the Astroparticle Physics Committee

 

DESY established its own research division Astroparticle Physics since 1 January 2019 with Christian Stegmann as director of this division. DESY thus acknowledges the development of astroparticle physics in recent years and places astroparticle physics at DESY on the same level as particle physics, photon science and accelerator research. Each of the research areas at DESY is advised by an international committee of scientists. In the case of astroparticle physics, the committee is the Astroparticle Physics Committee (APC). The APC gives advice to the DESY directorate on all matters related to the astroparticle physics division at DESY.

Within astroparticle physics, DESY is currently concentrating on the study of cosmic gamma radiation and high-energy neutrinos from outer space.  Both gamma-ray and neutrino astronomy are exceedingly dynamic fields of research, and DESY is one of the leading institutes involved in large international observatories such as the future Cherenkov Telescope Array, CTA, and in upgrading the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole. Theoretical astroparticle physics is responsible for the important task of interpreting the data provided by the various different cosmic messengers, and to describe how they are connected. Within the new astroparticle physics research division, a particular scientific focus lies with the multimessenger programme. The first meeting of the DESY Astroparticle Research Committee (APC) took place 21/22nd of May in Zeuthen.

 

APC Chair: Christian Weinheimer, University of Münster

APC Vice-Chair: Antoine Kouchner, APC Paris

APC Scientific Secretary:  Katharina Henjes-Kunst, DESY, katharina.henjes-kunst@desy.de

 

 

The APC at its 1st meeting in May 2019 in Zeuthen. Standing from left: Antoine Kouchner (APC Paris), Christian Stegmann (DESY), Elena Amato (INAF/ University of Florence), Jörn Wilms (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg), Gianfranco Bertone (Amsterdam University), Christian Weinheimer (University of Münster) and David Hanna (McGill University).