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Hubble’s cross...

Hubble’s cross-section of the cosmos - An image of a galaxy cluster taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope gives a remarkable cross-section of the Universe, showing objects at different distances and stages in cosmic history. They range from cosmic near neighbours to objects seen in the early years of the Universe. The 14-hour exposure shows objects around a billion times fainter than can be seen with the naked eye. (credit: NASA, ESA)

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Gamma-ray Astronomy: Site negotiations for Cherenkov Telescope Array started

On 10 April 2014, the 12 country delegates met in Munich to start the negotiations on the two sites in the southern hemisphere. After negotiations finally one site will be selected at the end of the year.


DPG awards Hertha Sponer Prize to Anne Schukraft (RWTH Aachen)

The astroparticle physicist  Anne Schukraft receives the Hertha Sponer Prize for her PhD thesis at RWTH Aachen about the search of high-energy cosmic neutrinos with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory.


Senior Fellow
2013 Senior Fellows of the Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics

Franz von Feilitzsch, Gerd Schatz and Heinrich J. Völk are our 2013 Senior Fellows. The ceremony took place on March 27 at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.


Beautiful timelapse of the Pierre Auger Observatory





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