Conference Poster

Gamma2012 Conference Poster

Public evening lecture

Prof. Malcolm Longair:
"Cosmic Rays - Past, Present and Future"
10. Juli 2012, 19:30 Uhr
Stadthalle Heidelberg

Previous Gamma Symposia

Gamma 2008
Gamma 2004
Gamma 2000

Public evening lecture - Öffentlicher Abendvortrag (in English)

In diesem Jahr findet wieder vom 9.-13 Juli das Internationale Heidelberg Symposium zur Gammastrahlenastronomie im Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg statt. Die wissenschaftlichen Themen reichen dabei von den neuesten Entdeckungen am Gammastrahlenhimmel über den Ursprung der hochenergetischen kosmischen Strahlung bis zur Physik kompakter Objekte (Pulsare, Schwarze Löcher).

Zugleich feiern wir in diesem Jahr auch das 100jährige Jubiläum der Entdeckung (1912) der "Kosmischen Strahlung" durch Victor Hess (Nobelpreis 1936). Wir freuen uns daher, Ihnen im Rahmen dieses Symposiums einen öffentlichen Abendvortrag zu diesem Thema mit einem herausragenden Sprecher (Professor M. Longair) präsentieren zu können.

Our speaker Professor Malcolm Longair has held many highly respected positions. He was appointed the 9th Astronomer Royal of Scotland in 1980, as well as the Regius Professor of Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, and the director of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. He was head of the Cavendish Laboratory from 1997 to 2005. Over the years, he has served on and chaired many international committees and received much recognition for his work.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihr Kommen! Der Eintritt ist natürlich frei.
We look forward to seeing you! Entrance is free.

Wir bedanken uns bei der Klaus Tschira Stiftung für die finanzielle Unterstützung dieses Vortrages.
We kindly acknowledge financial support by the Klaus-Tschira Foundation.

Professor Malcolm Longair
Emeritus Jacksonian Professor of Natural Philosophy
Director of Development, Cavendish Laboratory
Professorial Fellow of Clare Hall
Cosmic Rays - Past, Present and Future.
An Outsider's View
Dienstag, 10. Juli 2012, 19:30
Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg
Neckarstaden 24
69117 Heidelberg
The centenary of the discovery of cosmic rays by Hess in 1912 is a time to reflect upon the enormous contributions which cosmic rays have made to many different disciplines. The lecture will describe the history of the subject, where we are today and the prospects for the future. The lecture will be delivered from the perspective of an 'outsider', meaning someone who is not directly involved in the discipline, but who appreciates the significance of cosmic rays for the whole of astrophysics and cosmology. The lecture will be profusely illustrated and delivered at the non-technical level.