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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

High-Energy Gamma-rays and Neutrinos from Extra-Galactic Sources

High-Energy Gamma-rays and Neutrinos from Extra-Galactic Sources

When you look up and put a hand up to shield your eyes, what do you
feel going through you?

I remember as a teenager going to a science fair where they had a
large rectangular display field with horizontal Geiger tubes that
would spark when a high energy particle from space came streaming down
through the display. A set of sparks making a line down through the
tubes and possibly going right through me.

Didn't feel a thing but made a lasting impression on my young mind.
There are things out there shooting at me.

When the Apollo 17 Astronauts went to the Moon they carried some live
animals that were later checked for the effects of radiation.
Astronauts have experienced flashes of lights in their vision that may
have been from energy particles going through them.

There were experiments before and after the lunar flights have checked
for the effects of radiation.

For us down here on Earth with a nice blanket of air and a
magnetosphere, the effects of high energy particles from space are
That doesn't mean we are completely safe. Just the UV from the Sun
can disrupt our skin cells and their programming for a proper
reproduction growth cycle.

When we go back to the Moon to stay we had better understand the
danger and know how to limit exposure to harmful rays.

There are those studying such events.

Thanks for looking up with me.

Larry Kellogg

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High-Energy Gamma-rays and Neutrinos from Extra-Galactic Sources

2nd Heidelberg Workshop
Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics,
13.-16. 01. 2009
The goal of this workshop is to foster discussions and ideas about
hadronic and leptonic processes and neutrino production mechanisms in
sources as:

* Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN);
* Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs);
* Diffuse Emission;
* Other.

The core discussion will be the connection between astrophysical
sources, neutrino candidates, cosmic rays, and the diffuse emission of
a possible neutrinos and gamma rays.
Each day will concentrate on one category of source, reviewing models
and observations. Discussion time is allocated at the end of each day
in order to address open issues and future developments needed.
If you are interested contact us via the registration page.
Organizing Comittee:

* Co-chairs: Elisa Resconi (MPI-K, Heidelberg)
* Felix Aharonian (MPI-K, Heidelberg and DIAS, Dublin)

* Organization Committee: Cecile Roucelle (MPI-K, Heidelberg)
* Olaf Schulz (MPI-K, Heidelberg)
* Valenti Bosch Ramon (MPI-K, Heidelberg )
* Dmitry Khangulyan (MPI-K, Heidelberg)
* Martin Raue (MPI-K, Heidelberg)
* Frank Rieger (MPI-K, Heidelberg)
* Andrew Taylor (MPI-K, Heidelberg)
* Olga Zacharopoulou (MPI-K, Heidelberg)
* Stefan Wagner (LSW, Heidelberg)

* Organizational Support: Gabriele Weese

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