Press Release 040/2018

New Graduate School for Astroparticle Physics

“Helmholtz International Research School for Astroparticle Physics and Enabling Technologies“ with Argentina as a Partner Will Be Opened Officially at KIT on April 17, 2018
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The Pierre Auger Observatory in the Argentinian pampa measures the highest-energy component of cosmic rays. (Photo: KIT)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technolgoy (KIT) and Argentinian universities and research institutions have been cooperating closely in the area of astroparticle physics for many years. This long-standing cooperation is now further strengthened by the establishment of a Helmholtz graduate school. Representatives of the media are cordially invited to come to the opening ceremony of the graduate school at Campus North of KIT on April 17, 2018, 14.00 hrs.



Program of the Official Opening

14:00 hrs     Welcome

Professor Oliver Kraft, KIT Vice President for Research
Professor Alberto Carlos Frasch, Vice Rector of UNSAM

14:10 hrs     Achieving More Together

Professor Johannes Blümer, Head of Division V – Physics and Mathematics, KIT

14:30 hrs     Pierre Auger Observatory

Dr. Ralph Engel, Acting Head of the Institute for Nuclear Physics, KIT

14:50 hrs     Research Structures in Argentina

Professor Alberto Etchegoyen, Director of the Instituto de Tecnologias en Deteccion y Astropartículas (ITeDA), Buenos Aires

15:10 hrs     First Impressions Going International

Isabel Astrid Goos (CNEA/IB), Bariloche

15:20 hrs     Experience Gained from the Double Doctoral

Degree Program in Astrophysics (DDAp)
David Schmidt, KIT

16:00 hrs     Multi-Messenger Astroparticle Physics

Dr. Walter Winter, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, DESY



Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 10,000 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,800 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

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