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First-light in Berlin-Adlershof: a prototype mid-sized telescope for the future Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) has observed first air showers in late September in Berlin-Adlershof, already in the first night after installing the newly-developed FlashCam camera into the telescope. This installation ...

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At its annual meeting, held in Marseille 7-8 October 2017, the Board of the Global Neutrino Network (GNN) unanimously elected Prof. Dr. Uli Katz from the ECAP/FAU as its new chair. Uli Katz took over the chairmanship from Dr. Christian Spiering from DESY-Zeuthen, whose mandate as the first chair per...

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Scientists from ECAP are largely involved in the design and construction of CTA, the Cherenkov Telescope Array, and in the preparations for data exploitation of this next-generation observatory for very-high-energy gamma-ray astronomy. Contributions range from shaping CTA’s science case and an...

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We congratulate our Post-Doc Jannik Hofestädt to the 2017 dissertation prize of the Global Neutrino Network! Jannik defended his thesis in February 2017 at ECAP. He receives this award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the design and performance study for the KM3NeT / ORCA detector,...

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We congratulate our PhD student Steffen Hallmann to the award for the best poster presented at the 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference in Busan, South Korea. Steffen presented his ‘Search for Neutrino Emission from the Fermi Bubbles with the ANTARES Telescope’ which highlighted the ...

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Also this year, the ECAP summer fair took place in splendid weather conditions. On 19th of July, the research, administrative, and technical groups of ECAP and Physics Institute came together for scientific exchanges, and discussed the latest developments in the field of astrophysics and astropartic...

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In the middle of the large Chilean Atacama desert, a team of Polish astronomers monitors millions of celestial bodies night after night with the help of a modern robotic telescope. In 2013, the team was surprised when they discovered, in the course of their survey, stars that varied much faster...

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The die is cast: during the upcoming 3-year funding period on “Ground-based Astro- and Astroparticle Physics”, scientists from the Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP) will receive more than 2 million Euros of federal funding through “Verbundforschung”, a funding ...