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Astro – Summer School

CAPPA Summer School Series in Astroparticle Physics

The rapid and exciting progress in the emerging interdisciplinary field of Astroparticle Physics is attracting ever growing numbers of students and young researchers. However currently very few Universities or Research Centers are able to provide systematic courses on different aspects of this rapidly developing field for young researchers entering the field. CAPPA intends to fill this gap through a series of triennial Summer Schools the first of which took place in Dublin in July 2011.

The 2011 two-week 36-lecture course delivered  a coherent series of advanced lectures on Observational and Theoretical Cosmology, High Energy Nonthermal Galactic and Extragalactic Source Populations, Origin of Cosmic Rays, Particle Acceleration and Radiation Processes. The lectures were given by active researchers who covered the latest developments in their respective areas, but, at the same time, introduced the basics of the field giving their lectures a pedagogical character.

The “target group” of the School being  graduate students and young researchers with some background in cosmology, high energy physics, astronomy and astrophysics who intend to pursue a research career in Astroparticle Physics.

The First Summer School on High Energy Astropohysics took place in Dublin, on 4th – 15th July 2011.