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Some of the antennas of the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope, designed to uncover what happened in the first billion years of the universe. (credit: Curtin University)

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Gamma-ray telescope H.E.S.S. discovers three most extremely luminous gamma-ray sources

The gamma-ray observatory H.E.S.S. discovered in the Large Magellanic Cloud three most luminous very high-energy gamma-ray sources: The pulsar driving wind nebula of the most powerful observed pulsar ever, a most powerful supernova remnant, and a so-called superbubble


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.





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