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100 Years Cosmic Rays Anniversary of Their Discovery by Victor Hess 
- In Memory of V. Hess discovery - 

An erratic block has been unveiled in the park of Bad-Saarow/Pieskow to mark the place of the landing of Victor Hess in 1912. On the rock, the tablet reads:

In memory of the discovery
of Cosmic Rays
On August, 7th 1912 landed the Austrian physicist
Victor F. Hess
with a balloon in Pieskow. Froom this
journey from North Bohemia, which brings him up to 5300 m high,
he brought back the evidence that there were continuous
ionized rays coming from space.
For the discovery of cosmic rays,
Victor F. Hess was awarded the Nobel Prize of Physics in 1936.

The participants of the conference “100 Years of Cosmic rays” Bad-Saarow-Pieskow, August, 7th 2012

Pictures from left to right, top to bottom:

  • the memorial took place on August, 7th 2012 in Bad-Saarow/Pieskow, where Victor Hess landed his balloon 100 years ago,
  • two Victor Hess’ grandsons were there to unveil the commemorative block,
  • the commemorative block bears a tablet in honor of the cosmic rays discovery,
  • writer and editor, Bill Breisky, one of the grandson, read an article he made and which was published in the New York Times of the day.  
Read what the local newspaper (DE) and Quantum Diaries wrote about the #VHessConf.

(credit for all pictures: HAP / A.Chantelauze)

100 Years Cosmic Rays Anniversary of Their Discovery by Victor Hess
- Balloon Flights -

In honor of Victor Hess’ discovery, balloon flights were organised to relive the feeling! In the basket of the yellow balloon stands second and last from left to right the two grandsons of Victor Hess.

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100 Years Cosmic Rays Anniversary of Their Discovery by Victor Hess
- Day 1 -

Celebrations are going on in Bad-Saarow for the 100 years discovery of cosmic rays by Victor Hess. 

Bad-Saarow is the place where Victor Hess landed after one of his balloon lights. On August, 7th 1912, his balloon ride at 5,300 metres altitude lead him above the Schwielochsee lake in south-east Brandenburg. Victor Hess was able to prove the existence of high-altitude radiation penetrating the atmosphere from outer space using three ionisation measurement devices that he brought with him during the flight.

The evidence of cosmic rays given by Victor Hess was the latest step of a long road of results and theories. The first day of the celebration was dedicated to Hess’ life and to all pioneers who paved the way to this discovery such as C.T.R.Wilson, J.Elster, H.Geitel, A.Gockel, D.Pacini, Th.WulfW. Kolhörster and D.V. Skobeltzyn.

Pictures from left to right, top to bottom:

  • Bad-Saarow is the place where Victor Hess landed after one of his balloon flights,
  • full house at die Bühne for the 100 years anniversary of the discovery of cosmic rays,
  • Victor Hess’ grandson introduced us the man behind the Nobel prize winner who was his grandfather,
  • public lecture in the evening by Prof. C.Stegmann, member of the DESY Board of Directors and HAP member, about 100 years of cosmic rays developments from Victor Hess’ balloon flight to the H.E.S.S. telescopes in Namibia, the IceCube experiment at the South Pole and the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina.

(credit for all pictures: HAP / A.Chantelauze)

Public conference in Geneva with the 6 astronauts of the final flight of Endeavour dedicated to the installation of AMS, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer:

  • the 6 astronauts relived their extraordinary mission through witty and funny stories, and a must-see video! 
  • full house for the astronauts at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva
  • "bedroom with view" told one of the astronauts :D

(credit for all pictures: HAP / A.Chantelauze) 

Second annual meeting of the HAP Member Board at Frankfurt Airport

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some said this pic was overloaded… I liked it! (ok, I made it) (well, I made it smoother) (pray you’ll never see the original!)
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some said this pic was overloaded… I liked it! (ok, I made it) (well, I made it smoother) (pray you’ll never see the original!)

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HAP’s introduction to the assembly of Particle Physics members @ DPG 2012 - Göttingen.
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HAP’s introduction to the assembly of Particle Physics members @ DPG 2012 - Göttingen.

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if MOND is right, I’ll eat my presentation (laptop included)
Prof. Dr. Michael Turner (DPG 2012 - Göttingen)
Very entertaining & interesting talk of Prof. Michael Turner of the Uni Chicago!
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Very entertaining & interesting talk of Prof. Michael Turner of the Uni Chicago!

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HAP wishes a nice meeting to all participants of DPG-Früjahrtagung in Göttingen #goodmorning
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HAP wishes a nice meeting to all participants of DPG-Früjahrtagung in Göttingen #goodmorning

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