On April 17, 2018 the kick-off event for the Helmholtz International Research School for Astroparticle Physics and Enabling Technologies (HIRSAP) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM) in Buenos Aires (Argentina) took place at KIT.
The event started with welcome talks by KIT Vice President Research Prof. Oliver Kraft and UNSAM Vice Rector Prof. Alberto Carlos Frasch followed by introductory talks by the KIT head of division V, Prof. Johannes Blümer, KIT acting head of IKP Dr. Ralph Engel, and by ITeDA Director Prof. Alberto Etchegoyen from Argentina. Two PhD students of the existing program Double Doctoral degree in Astrophysics (DDAp), Isabel Astrid Goos (CNEA/IB, Bariloche), and David Schmidt (KIT), presented some special insights in their impressions and experiences in the cotutelle program. Finally the keynote speaker Dr. Walter Winter from DESY gave a very interesting talk on "Multi-Messenger Astroparticle Physics".
The aim of the Helmholtz International Research School for Astroparticle Physics and Enabling Technologies is the development and application of cutting-edge particle detection techniques and corresponding analysis methods in high-energy astroparticle physics. The graduate school concentrates on the investigation of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays. It has an interdisciplinary character by bringing together leading physicists and engineers of the fields of particle detection technologies, data analysis, and model building.
The school builds on a long-standing and very fruitful collaboration between the partner institutes and the existing cotutelle program Double Doctoral degree in Astrophysics (DDAp).
More informationen about the event
Presse Release of the Helmholtz Association