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Location: Kleve, Germany

4th International Summer School on Astroparticle Physics (Nijmegen12)

The 4th International Summer School on Astroparticle Physics (NIJMEGEN12) is intended for graduate students and post-docs. The school provides a fairly comprehensive coverage of modern theoretical and observational developments in astroparticle physics. Topics include: Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background, Gravitational Waves, Neutrinos, High Energy Cosmic Rays, Gamma Rays, Dark Matter, and Dark Energy. Lectures are given in the morning while the afternoons are reserved for a special training project aimed at acquiring skills in presenting, defending, and reviewing modern research proposals in astroparticle physics. The NIJMEGEN12 Summer School will take place at Schloss Gnadenthal, Gnadenthal 8, 47533 Kleve, Germany (

List of lecturers

Matthias Bartelmann (University of Heidelberg), Cosmology
Antonella Castellina (University Torino/INFN), Ultra-High-Energy Cosmic Rays
Kenneth Ganga (APC, Paris), Cosmic Microwave Background
Karl Kosack, (CEA, Saclay), High-Energy Gamma Rays
Manfred Lindner (MPI, Heidelberg), Neutrino Properties
Nergis Mavalvala, (MIT, Cambridge), Gravitational Wave Detection
Ilya Mandel (University of Birmingham), Gravitational Wave Astrophysics
Julie McEnery (NASA GSFC), High-Energy Gamma Rays
Teresa Montaruli, (University of Geneva), High-Energy Cosmic Neutrinos
Georg Raffelt (MPI, Munich), Neutrinos in Astrophysics
Subir Sarkar (Oxford University), Dark Matter
Roberta Sparvoli (University of Rome), High-Energy Cosmic Rays

Evening speakers

Frank Linde (Nikhef, Amsterdam), LHC
Harry Collins (Cardiff University), Gravity’s Shadow


The deadline for early registration is April 1st, 2012 (890.- EUR fee). Registration closes June 1st, 2012 (990.- EUR fee). See the website for more details.

Organizing Committee

Jörg R. Hörandel, Department of Astrophysics, Radboud University Nijmegen
Piet J. Mulders, VU University, Amsterdam
Marieke Postma, Nikhef, Amsterdam
Elena Maria Rossi, Leiden Observatory, University of Leiden
Ad M. van den Berg (chair), Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut, University of Groningen
Anna Watts, API/GRAPPA, University of Amsterdam