Congratulations to Alison Mitchell for winning an Emmy Noether grant from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Her six-year project “Unveiling the Origin of Galactic Cosmic Rays: Exploring Pulsar Environments at the Highest Energies” will use H.E.S.S. and CTA to tackle this important question in two steps: After focusing on technical improvements to data analysis and towards detailed and precision studies of individual PWNe systems, the second aim will be to increase the number of known TeV PWNe and halos, conducting multi- wavelength and population studies. The grant will enable Alison to start an Emmy Noether team at ECAP in October 2021.
Find out more on Alison’s homepage, or read the FAU press release (in German).