Cosmic Ray Laboratory - Indico

V.F. Hess Centenary Symposium

chaired by Sunil Gupta (TIFR)
Friday, 14 December 2012 from to (Asia/Calcutta)
at Homi Bhabha Auditorium
TIFR, Mumbai.
Description
Victor F. Hess, in 1912, in an attempt to find the cause of ionization in his hermetically sealed vessel, demonstrated the existence of highly penetrating radiation of extraterrestrial origin through a series of balloon flights. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1936 "for his discovery of cosmic radiation" (The Nobel Foundation, 1936). This discovery opened up a new field of astroparticle physics and lead to the discovery of several fundamental particles and improved our understanding of particle interaction at highest energies. This symposium will review and highlight important discoveries and unanswered questions in the past 100 years. We will revisit the Indian contribution to Cosmic Ray research and highlight a few of the results.
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  • Friday, 14 December 2012
    • 09:00 - 09:20 Inaugural program 20'
    • 09:20 - 10:05 Indian cosmic ray experiments 45'
      Speaker: Prof. Sreekantan B.V. (National Institute of Advanced Studies)
    • 10:05 - 10:45 Linkages between cosmic rays and nuclear energy 40'
      Speaker: Prof. Srinivasan M.R. (Atomic Energy Commission)
    • 10:45 - 11:15 Tea ( Outside auditorium )
    • 11:15 - 11:45 Connecting inner and outer space 30'
      Speaker: Prof. Subir Sarkar (University of OXford)
    • 11:45 - 12:25 Indian cosmic ray program - present and future 40'
      Speaker: Prof. Sunil Gupta (TIFR)
    • 12:25 - 13:05 Cosmic ray research in Europe since Hess 40'
      Speaker: Dr. Andreas Haungs (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
    • 13:05 - 14:05 Lunch
    • 14:05 - 14:45 Neutrinos since early days 40'
      Speaker: Prof. Thomas Gaisser (University of Delaware)
    • 14:45 - 15:25 Evolution of TeV gamma ray astronomy 40'
      Speaker: Prof. Johannes Knapp (University of Leeds)
    • 15:25 - 15:55 Summary and Vote of thanks 30'
      Speaker: Prof. Sibaji Raha (Bose Institute)
    • 15:55 - 16:25 Panel discussion
    • 16:25 - 17:00 Tea ( Outside Auditorium )