It is our pleasure to announce the

Meeting in celebration of Werner Hofmann's 60th birthday:

Frontiers in high-energy particle astrophysics and particle physics

Start: April 18th, 2013, 10:30am
End: April 19th, 2013, 3:30pm
Location: Otto-Hahn-Hörsaal, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany

Registration: until April 4th via eMail to:

Information on how to reach the institute and the meeting venue can be found here


April 18th
The particle physics years - 2 hours
10:30Jets of hadrons (S. Bethke) - cancelled
11:00The beauty of upsilon physics (K. Schubert)
11:30B physics in hadron collisions: from HERA-B to LHCb (U. Uwer)
12:00The quest for Majorana neutrinos (S. Schönert)
Astroparticle physics (Part I) - 2 hours
13:30Review talk on space-based observations (P. Caraveo)
14:00Review talk on CRs above the knees and AUGER (K.-H. Kampert)
14:30Review talk on HE Neutrino searches (U. Katz)
15:00How to build large telescopes (H. Kärcher)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00Welcome address (K. Blaum)
16:05Laudatio (H. Völk)
16:15Festkolloquium: 'Where would we be without Cygnus X-3?' (A. Watson)
April 19th
Astroparticle physics (Part II) - 1 hour
9:30Northern IACTs (J. Holder)
9:55Interpretation of Gamma-ray results in the context of multi-frequency observations (S. Wagner)
10:20-10:45 Coffee break
HEGRA, HESS and CTA (Part I, general overview) - 1 hour 45 min
10:45The path from CAT to HESS (M. Punch)
11:05The path from HEGRA to HESS (G. Heinzelmann)
11:25The success of HESS (G. Fontaine)
11:45The path from HESS to HESS-II (C. Stegmann)
12:05The path towards CTA (J. Hinton)
HEGRA, HESS and CTA (Part II, view from within Werners' group) - 1 hour 45 min
13:30Detectors for astrophysics at the MPIK, from CRT to HESS II (M. Panter)
13:50Galactic Center and Dark Matter (C. van Eldik)
14:10Supernova remnants seen with H.E.S.S. (D. Berge)
14:30The Galactic Plane Survey (C. Deil)
14:50Nuclei and Electrons (R. Bühler)
15:10Concluding remarks (F. Aharonian)

PDF version of the agenda


The local website to book hotels in Heidelberg can be found here

We do have special conditions with the following hotels:

Hotel Leonardo
Bergheimer Strasse 63
10 single rooms blocked for MPIK
(single rooms 107 Euros, incl. breakfast, code: "MPIK-Hofmann")

Hotel Bayrischer Hof
Rohrbacher Strasse 2
We couldn't block rooms, just try!
(EZ/DZ a 88 Euro, code: "Universitaetsrate")
phone: +49 6221 87288-0

Hotel Kohler
7 single rooms a 65 Euro
(breakfast incl., blocked until March 18 , code: "MPIK-Hofmann)
Goethestrasse 2

Heidelberg Guesthouse
(late arrival with access code only!)
15 single rooms a 79 Euro
(no breakfast room, but modern big rooms! blocked until end of March, code: "MPIK-Hofmann")
Bergheimer Strasse 24

Hotel Goldene Rose
St.-Anna-Gasse 7
1 single room a 95, 2 single a 115/double125, 4 single a 125 / double 135 Euros
(breakfast incl., code:"MPIK-Hofmann")

Hotel Goldener Falke
Hauptstrasse 204
69117 Heidelberg
1 single room a 89 Euros, 4 single rooms a 99/double129 Euros (code: "MPIK-Hofmann")

Krokodil Restaurant & Hotel
Kleinschmidtstrasse 12
D - 69115 Heidelberg
We couldn't block rooms - just try!
(ca. 80 Euros, Frau Ernst , code: "MPIK-Hofmann")

Guesthouse MPIK (on our premises)
(single room 35 EUR, double room 40 EUR)
price list

Organizing Committee

Felix Aharonian
Jim Buckley
Gerard Fontaine
Stefan Funk
Jim Hinton
Karl-Heinz Kampert
Johannes Knapp
Michael Kramer
Thomas Lohse
Manel Martinez
Christian Stegmann
Heinz Voelk

Contact: Stefan Funk, eMail:; Felix Aharonian, eMail:; Peter Eger, eMail: