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New Chair and General Secretary for APPEC

On January 9, 2015 the General Assembly of APPEC elected Frank Linde – former director of Nikhef – as its new Chair. Thomas Berghöfer (DESY ) was reappointed as General Secretary.


CORSIKA turned 25

The air shower simulation program CORSIKA turned 25 years old last October. CORSIKA is a detailed Monte Carlo program to study the evolution and properties of extensive air showers in the atmosphere.


Gustav-Hertz-Price 2015 for two FACT scientists

For their outstanding work in the field of experimental astroparticle physics, the German Physical Society (DPG) has awarded the Gustav Hertz Price 2015 to Thomas Bretz, now at RWTH Aachen, and Daniela Dorner of the University of Würzburg.


Dark Matter Search gets FUNKy

What happens when HAP dark-matter physicists meet HAP cosmic-rays physicists at a HAP workshop? They set up a new experiment! 





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