The 5th International Symposium on High-Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy (Gamma2012), organized by the Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, took place July 9-13, 2012, in Heidelberg, Germany. Following the tradition of past Symposia, the meeting covered the major observational and theoretical aspects of the field with an emphasis on the high (GeV) and very high (TeV) energy intervals of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Scientific topics addressed ranged from the origin of galactic and extragalactic cosmic rays to the physics and astrophysics of compact objects (Pulsars, Microquasars, AGN) and cosmological issues related to Dark Matter and Intergalactic radiation and magnetic fields.
Being dedicated to a centenary of cosmic ray research triggered by Victor Hess' report in Physikalische Zeitschrift 13 (1912), this 2012 Symposium had a special focus on the link between VHE gamma- and cosmic-rays.
The Symposium was held at the historic Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg.
On behalf of SOC: F. Aharonian (Chair) and LOC: W. Hofmann (Chair) and F. Rieger (Co-Chair)
Conference Photos - 2012-07-25
Fourth circular out - 2012-07-06
The 4th circular has been sent out to the community.
Conference program - 2012-06-25
The Gamma2012 program schedule is now available here.
List of poster presentations - 2012-06-22
The full list of poster presentations is available here.
Accepted contributed talks - 2012-05-31
The list of accepted contributed talks is now available here.
Abstract submission closed - 2012-05-13
Abstract submission has been closed on May 13th. A larger number of abstracts has been received and is currently under review. Participants will be informed about the status of their submissions by the end of the month.
Third circular out - 2012-04-30
The third circular has been sent out to the community today.
The 13th Marcel Grossmann (Stockholm, July 1-7) takes place just a week before Gamma2012.
Second circular out - 2012-03-06
The second circular has been sent out to the community today.
Opening of registration - 2012-03-06
Registration and abstract submission for Gamma2012 is now possible.
First circular out - 2011-12-19
The first circular has been sent out to the community today.
Conference Webpage online - 2011-08-05
Information about the symposium is now available through the conference website and will be updated continuously. Official registration and abstract submission will become possible with March 2012.