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Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann

Director emeritus at MPIK, retired since June 2019 (CV).

Research interests concern high-energy astrophysics with H.E.S.S. and  CTA, development of instrumentation for gamma-ray astronomy,
as well as the search for neutrino-less double beta decay with the GERDA experiment.

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First gamma-ray sky map with the new H.E.S.S. CT5 camera, two days after installation

The H.E.S.S. collaboration has upgraded its 600 square metre Cherenkov telescope with a new high-performance camera with fully-digital trigger and…

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First detection of gamma-ray burst afterglow in very-high-energy gamma light

Gamma-ray bursts, extremely energetic flashes following cosmological cataclysms, emit very-high-energy gamma-rays long after the initial burst. This…

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Eliciting an energetic secret from the Crab Nebula

The Crab Nebula is the remnant of a supernova in our Galaxy which was observed in 1054 AD. Although it corresponds to one of the most studied…

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