100 Years of Cosmic Particles

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An international conference, with the theme of ‘100 Years of Cosmic Particles’, will be held during 1-5 May 2012, split between the two locations of Innsbruck University, in Tyrol, and ECHOPHYSICS, in Poellau, Styria.

The event, which is being jointly organized by Innsbruck University, ECHOPHYSICS and the Victor F. Hess Society will form part of the worldwide celebration of the hundredth anniversary of Victor Francis Hess‘ discovery of cosmic radiation.

The first part of the event, held in Innsbruck on 1-2 May, will focus on the knowledge gained, and advances made, in the 100 years since Hess’ discovery; part of this will include a trip to Hess’ laboratory on Mount Hafelekar.

The final part of the event – held in Poellau on 4-5 May – will be more historical in nature, in the form of the second international ‘Roots of Physics in Europe’ conference; during this the character of Hess will be studied in the context of the research of the time. The instruments used by Hess during his balloon ride will also be viewed, during a trip to the ECHOPHYSICS exhibit ‘Radiation and Mankind’ on the afternoon of the last day.

A coach will be provided to transfer attendees from Innsbruck to Poellau on the afternoon of 3 May.

For more information, please visit the conference website.

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