News 2012

2012/07: Largest ever Cherenkov telescope sees first light

On 26 July 2012, the H.E.S.S. II telescope started operation in Namibia. Dedicated to observing the most violent and extreme phenomena of the Universe in very high energy gamma-rays, H.E.S.S. II is the largest Cherenkov telescope ever built, with its 28-meter-sized mirror. Together with the four smaller (12 meter) telescopes already in operation since 2004, the H.E.S.S. (“High Energy Stereoscopic System”) observatory will continue to define the forefront of ground-based gamma ray astronomy and will allow deeper understanding of known high-energy cosmic sources such as supermassive black holes, pulsars and supernovae, and the search for new classes of high-energy cosmic sources.

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2012/12: Article on H.E.S.S. and the participation of ECAP in H.E.S.S. (Nürnberger Nachrichten)

2012/09: Commentary on the H.E.S.S. II Inauguration (Nürnberger Zeitung)

2012/06 -2012/10: Arcticles on “Teilchenwelt” activities of ECAP:

2012/04: Commentary on the Inauguration Lecture of Prof. Christopher van Eldik (Erlanger Nachrichten)