Cosmic Ray Interactions: Bridging High and Low Energy Astrophysics

14 - 18 March 2011

Venue: Lorentz Center@Oort

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Description and aim

Cosmic rays are an energetically important ingredient of the interstellar medium, but until recently it was difficult to map the cosmic ray content of the Galaxy. With the coming of age of GeV/TeV gamma-ray astronomy this situation has dramatically changed, because the radiative effects of cosmic rays can be imaged directly with (sub)arcminute resolutions. As a result we can now observe cosmic rays interactions within the dense regions of the interstellar medium, using radio, submm and infrared facilities.

This workshop brings together experts  from across the entire electromagnetic spectrum, as well as theoretician studying the physics of molecular clouds, astrochemistry, cosmic ray acceleration and propagation. Our aim is to bring the various communities together, to learn about each others’ fields, and to explore the potential for new, multidisciplinary collaborations.

The primary focus of the workshop is on interactive discussions, rather than on individual presentations.


    Farhad Yusef-Zadeh, Department of Physics and Astronomy  

    Jacco Vink, Astronomical Institute Utrecht  

    Diego F. Torres, Institut de Ciències de lʼEspai (IE  

    Jesus Martin-Pintado, Centro de Astrobilogia (CSIC-IEM)  

    Sera Markoff, Astronomical Institute "Anton Pannekoek"  

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