HAP daily news
Zoo opening at HAP!
(particles from http://particlezoo.net/)

Zoo opening at HAP!

(particles from http://particlezoo.net/)

Last dance of the day for the CTA medium size prototype telescope during its inauguration on May 22, 2013 in Berlin Adlershof.

!!100th post of the HAP daily news!!

The beginning of the universe, for beginners
Tom Whyntie

A short story of the universe

DPG 2013 Dresden, day 2, neutrinos!

DPG 2013 Dresden, day 2, neutrinos!

It’s this time of the year again, it’s DPG Spring Meeting! This year DPG 2013 takes place at TU Dresden, a full week dedicated to (astro)particle/nuclear physics in Germany. Do you plan to join?!

It’s this time of the year again, it’s DPG Spring Meeting! This year DPG 2013 takes place at TU Dresden, a full week dedicated to (astro)particle/nuclear physics in Germany. Do you plan to join?!

Everything is relative…

Everything is relative…

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Listen to Professor Alan Watson from the University of Leeds who has spent 40 years trying to unravel a mystery at the frontier of physics.

Where do cosmic rays, subatomic particles with the highest known energies in the entire Universe, come from? And which violent astronomical events are producing these hugely energetic jets of particles that travel for light years to reach us? As many as a million of them pass through us every night as we sleep, the equivalent of having 2 chest x rays every year.
His quest to find the origins of cosmic rays has taken him from the North York Moors to the South Pole and the pampas grasslands of Argentina where he has been instrumental in creating the largest ever Cosmic ray detector, covering an area bigger than Luxembourg.

How Far Away Are Our Nearest Stars? Infographics showing the closest stars and their accompanying solar systems
(credit: Space.com)

How Far Away Are Our Nearest Stars? Infographics showing the closest stars and their accompanying solar systems

(credit: Space.com)

More Sun for this snowy weather!

(credit: the guardian, source: NASA)