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The seminars start at 10 am in SR3 at DESY in Zeuthen. There is a common breakfast and paper discussion till around 10:30, when the presentation starts.

Upcoming seminars

2019-08-23tba gamma, neutrino, CR DESY
2019-08-30Alison Mitchell ETH ZurichAn extreme Galactic accelerator: HESS J1825-137 and the search for Galactic PeVatrons
2019-09-06Anastasia SokolenkoOslotba


Pau Amaro Seoane


Mapping spacetime around supermassive black holes with gravitational waves



2019-09-27NO SEMINAR due to PAHEN at DESY

2019-10-04NO SEMINAR due to bridge day

2019-10-11Silke BritzenMPIfR, Bonntba
2019-10-18Armelle Jardin-BlicqMPI Heidelbergtba
2019-11-01NO SEMINAR due to bridge day

2019-11-29Janin SchafferAWI, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Researchtba
2019-12-13Jonathan BiteauIPNOtba

titlePast seminars


2019-08-16Steve SchulzeWeizmann Institute

The Host Galaxies Properties of the PTF Core-Collapse Supernova Sample

2019-08-06 (11 am, the Villa)Joerg HoerandelRadboud University NijmegenRadio detection of cosmic rays
2019-06-21Benito MarcoteJIVELocalizing Fast Radio Bursts and unveiling their extreme environments
2019-06-14Mireia Nievas RosilloDESYMeasurement of the Extragalactic Background Light using MAGIC and Fermi-LAT
2019-05-31James MatthewsOxford UniversityUltrahigh energy cosmic ray acceleration in radio galaxies


(note: 14:00 in the Villa!)

Olivier HervetUCSCTowards a unification of structure and kinematics of AGN jets with their non-thermal emission
2019-05-24Tim DietrichMPIfGP (AEI)The multi-messenger picture of merging neutron stars
2019-05-17Foteini OikonomouESOHigh-energy neutrinos from blazar flares?
2019-05-10no regular AT seminar, but ERC/MSCA information event by Ute Krell and Verena Behrens (in SR1)DESY, Hamburg

ERC/MSCA information session (10-12) and grant writing skills workshop (13-15:30)

2019-05-03DESYCosmic compass - First precise measurement of 3D sub-milliGauss magnetic field with atomic alignment
2019-04-26Brian HareGroningenPrecision lightning mapping with LOFAR: Needles and other observations
2019-04-05Tarek HassanDESYDirect measurement of stellar angular diameters with the VERITAS Cherenkov Telescopes
2019-03-22Alex Geringer-SamethImperial College LondonAstrophysical vs. dark matter interpretations of gamma-ray observations in dwarf galaxies
2019-03-15Arjen van VlietDESYCRPropa 3.2: An open-source astroparticle propagation framework from TeV to ZeV energies
2019-02-22Manami SasakiSternwarte BambergMulti-wavelength studies of interstellar shocks
2019-02-12Wenxi PengIHEP, CASDevelopment of space projects in IHEP and prospect for future missions
2019-02-11 (1 pm start)Katie AuchettlNiels Bohr InstituteProbing quiescent black holes with tidal disruption events
2019-02-01Florian ReindlHEPHY and TU ViennaAnnual modulation searches for dark matter and the COSINUS experiment
2019-01-25Sylvia ZhuMPI for Gravitation Physics, PotsdamContinuous gravitational waves from isolated neutron stars and black holes
2018-01-18Andrea PalladinoDESYIceCube Neutrinos from Hadronically Powered Gamma-Ray Galaxies
2018-01-11Vaidehi PaliyaDESYThe Extragalactic Background Light in the Fermi-LAT Era
2018-12-06 (@1pm)Mauricio BustamanteNiels Bohr Institute, CopenhagenPushing the Energy and Cosmic Frontiers with High-Energy Astrophysical Neutrinos
2018-11-30Masaru ShibataAEI, Potsdam GW170817, neutron star merger, and numerical relativity


Matteo CerrutiBarcelonaPhotons, neutrinos and cosmic rays from AGNs; or, what did we learn from IceCube-170922A / TXS0506+056?
2018-11-02Paula Sánchez-SáezUniversity of ChileCharacterization of AGN variability in the optical and near infrared regimes
2018-10-26 @2pmT. Kobayashi, M. ShiozawaIPNSStatus and prospect of T2K and J-PARC beam, The Hyper-Kamiokande project
2018-10-12Tarek HassanDESYConstraining very-high-energy and optical emission of Fast Radio Bursts with IACTs.
2018-09-21Zeljka BosnjakUniversity of ZagrebModelling of gamma ray bursts and predictions for CTA observations

2018-09-14 @1pm

Marcus KirschESOC

Operational perspectives for the next decade of ESAs X-ray observatory XMM-Newton

2018-09-07Andzei DrukierOKC, Neutrino Geology Inc.Paleo-Detectors of Neutrinos and Dark Matter
2018-08-24Felicia KraussAPI/GRAPPAMultimessenger observations of blazars
2018-08-24 (3pm)Shigeo KimuraPennsylvania State UniversityHigh-energy emissions from neutron star mergers
2018-08-23 (2pm)David KaplanUW-MilwaukeeProbing Stellar Evolution, Dynamics, and Fundamental Physics with Millisecond Pulsar Binaries
2018-07-06Ben ZitzerMcGillDark Matter Searches with VERITAS
2018-06-29Summer Blot, Marcel UsnerDESYSummary of Neutrino 2018
2018-06-22Ralph BirdUCLATeV J2032+4130 and PSR J2032+4127/ MT91 213 - An Unidentified TeV Source and 50 Year Period Binary
2018-06-08DESYEnlarging the population of non-thermal X-ray pulsars
2018-06-01Sera MarkoffAPI/GRAPPAAnd then there was light: what makes astrophysical jets radiate?
2018-05-18Justine DevinMontpellierSupernova remnants and pulsar wind nebulae at high and very high energies
2018-04-27Kathrin ValeriusKITProbing the neutrino mass scale with KATRIN
2018-04-20 (2pm)Andrea PalladinoDESYA Multi-Component Model for the Observed Astrophysical Neutrinos
2018-03-16Michael UngerKITUltrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays and the Galactic Magnetic Field
2018-03-09Ondrej PejchaCharles
University, Prague
Explosive deaths of stars: core-collapse supernovae
and stellar mergers



Henrike FleischhackMTURecent Results from HAWC

2018-02-23 (@4.00pm)

Jungyeon ChoChungnum Univ, South KoreaAlfvenic turbulence and magnetic field measurement
2018-02-23 (@10:30am)Markus AhlersNBIDeciphering Cosmic Neutrinos with Multi-Messenger Astronomy
2018-02-16Thomas KupferCaltech

The systematic search for gravitational wave sources using optical time domain surveys

2018-02-09Rubén López CotoINFN-PadovaAre you living inside a bubble? The answer from nearby pulsars
2018-02-02DESYThe birth of multi-messenger astronomy with neutrinos? The case of TXS 0506+056
2018-01-26Noam LibeskindAIPThe local universe and the environment of the local group
2018-01-19University of PotsdamThe end of the cosmic-ray electron spectrum?
2018-01-12Markus HollerUniversity of InnsbruckResolving the Crab Nebula in TeV gamma-rays with H.E.S.S.
2017-12-15Jürgen BrunnerCPPM, MarseilleProtvino to ORCA
2017-11-24Carmelo EvoliGran Sasso Science InstituteRecent Results in Galactic Cosmic Ray Physics and Their Interpretation
2017-11-17DESYEnergy Spectra Cut-Offs as a Probe of the Accelerator
2017-11-03Alberto DominguezUCMAll the Light There Ever Was
2017-10-13Rasmus Westphal RasmussenDESYAstrophysical neutrinos flavored with Beyond the Standard Model physics

Shigeru Yoshida (2pm)

Chiba UniversityWhat have we learned about the sources of ultra-high energy cosmic rays via neutrino astronomy?
2017-10-06Hideaki Takabe (10am)HZDRHigh-speed plasma flow, plasma instabilities, and formation of astrophysical shock waves in laboratory with big laser facilities.
2017-09-29Achim Stahl RWTH AachenNeutrino Oscillation Experiments (academic training week)
2017-09-22John KirkMPIK

Inductive spikes from the Crab Nebula

2017-09-15Ben ShappeeCarnegie ObservatoriesThe All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae
2017-09-08DESYSpatio-temporal evolution of the nonresonant instability in shock precursors of young supernova remnants
21.7 - 1.9 - Summer break

ICRC recap (in SR3)- γ-rays, neutrinos, cosmic rays

2017-07-14Luigi Costamante
ASI Rome
On the origin of gamma-rays in Blazars
2017-07-07Roland DiehlMPECosmic gamma-ray line astrophysics (pdf)
2017-07-07Fabian KislatWUSTL

X-ray and Gamma-ray Polarimetry: A New Look at the High-Energy Universe

Special seminar at 1pm in SR1 (pdf)

2017-06-30Anne LemiereAPCThe Galactic Center at very high energy with H.E.S.S. (pdf)
2017-07-04Jorge IbsenESOALMA software. Present Status and Future Developments. (in SR3 at 2pm)
2017-06-23German Gomez-VargasUCGravitino dark matter in astroparticle data
2017-06-16Christoph PfrommerAIPHow cosmic rays shape galaxies
2017-06-09Dmitry MalyshevECAPGalactic center gamma-ray excess: modeling uncertainties and interpretations (slides)
2017-06-02Kohta MurasePenn State UniversityCosmic-Ray Reservoirs as Multi-Messenger Sources (highlight talk from NEUCOS Workshop)
2017-05-19Matthias BeilickeBe-ConsultingCadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) detectors and their application in X-ray astrophysics - from imaging to polarimetry (pdf)

Multi-messenger particle astrophysics (in SR3)

(extended breakfast from 10-11 with the Scientific Council and DESY directorate, everybody invited)

2017-04-28Irene TamborraNiels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen
2017-04-21Vivien RaymondAlbert Einstein Institute, PotsdamStudying gravitational waves with LIGO (slides)
2017-04-07Eric CharlesSLAC

Searches for Dark Matter with the Fermi Large Area Telescope (slides)

2017-03-31Daniele GaggeroUniversity of AmsterdamAnalyzing diffuse gamma rays to understand the physics of cosmic-ray propagation (slides)
2017-03-24Regina Caputo


 All-sky Medium Energy Gamma-ray Observatory (AMEGO): Extending Fermi-LAT Discoveries into MeV Gamma-ray Astronomy 
2017-03-17Norbert WernerEötvös Loránd University, BudapestBlack holes, chemical enrichment, and the physics of the intergalactic medium
2017-03-10Unknown User (anatoli.fedynitch)DESYThe state of the art in atmospheric neutrino calculations
2017-02-24DESYCosmogenic neutrinos challenge the proton dip model (in SR3)
2017-02-10DESYSterile neutrino constraints with IceCube
2017-01-27ParticipantsDESYReport from the workshop “High energy neutrino and cosmic-ray astrophysics: The way forward”
2017-01-20Manuel MeyerOKCAstrophysical searches for axions and axionlike particles at gamma-ray energies (in SR3)
2017-01-13DESYCombined source-propagation models for UHECR nuclei


2016-12-16Ralf UlrichKITLHC data and cosmic ray interactions
2016-12-09Marina ManganaroIACGamma rays from the Universe’s middle age: pushing Very High Energy Astrophysics boundaries with MAGIC

Roberta Zanin

MPIKGamma-ray emission from Cyg X-1
2016-11-25Alessandro AiroTU Berlin

Studying the possibility of life on Mars on Earth

(Christmas seminar, start at 2pm in SR3, with Weihnachtsmarkt afterwards)

2016-11-18Antonia BevanUCLGas and Dust emission in SN 1987A
2016-11-11Jörg RachenRadboud University, Nijmegen
Towards a cosmological prior for extragalactic cosmic ray production
2016-11-04Tim HuegeKITRadio detection of cosmic ray air showers - achievements and future potential
2016-10-28DESYMeasurement of the Iron Spectrum in Cosmic Rays with VERITAS
2016-10-21Maxim BarkovDESYThe origin of the X-ray-emitting object moving away from PSR B1259-63 (SR3)
2016-10-14Elisabete Dal Pino
Particle acceleration by magnetic reconnection (SR3)
2016-10-07DESYThe H.E.S.S. Galactic Plane Scan and New Perspectives on Pulsar Wind Nebulae with H.E.S.S. I and II
2016-09-23DESYMagic gamma-ray telescopes hunting for tau neutrinos (in SR4)
2016-09-09Stefan CoendersTUMIceCube point source analysis  (in SR4)
2016-07-01DESYIceCube Gen2 science
2016-06-17Shin'ichiro AndoGRAPPA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Gamma-Ray Background Tomography
2016-06-03Andrea PalladinoGSSI l'Aquila, Italy

A discussion on the recent high energy neutrino results

2016-05-27Anna NellesUniversity of California Irvine

ARIANNA: Radio detection of neutrinos on the Ross ice-shelf

2016-05-20Mauricio BustamanteCCAPP, Ohio State University, USAHigh-energy astrophysical neutrinos: testing ground for new physics
2016-05-13Chun-Sung JaoNational Central University, TaiwanFluid aspect and PIC simulation of streaming instability in electron-ion/electron-positron plasma
2016-04-29Oliver PorthUni FrankfurtModelling of Pulsar Wind Nebualae: Magnetohydrodynamics and particle transport

Sasha Weiss, Merlin Barschke, Marc Lehmann

TU BerlinSatellite development at the ILR Berlin  (this week in SR4)
2016-04-08Nayantara GuptaRRI Bangalore, IndiaHow many Galactic jets can explain the positron excess?
2016-03-11DESYThe second LAT catalog of flaring sources (pdf, odp)
2016-03-04Michael KachelriessNTNU, Norway

The Escape Model for Galactic Cosmic Rays: Diffuse Fluxes and the Role of Local Sources

2016-02-26Cecilia LunardiniArizona State University, USAStar formation and high energy neutrinos at IceCube: a correlation?
2016-02-12DESYElectron spectrum with MAGIC
2016-02-05DESYNeutrinos from Blazars
2016-01-29Martin WendtUni PotsdamStructures in the interstellar medium
2016-01-15DESYThe blazar S4 0954+65 / Gamma-rays and particle acceleration



Luigi Tibaldo


Tracing cosmic rays throughout the Milky Way with Fermi LAT data


Sara Buson

Uni Padova

The long trip of gamma rays: from the innermost regions of blazars through new physics



Neutrino Oszillations



Particle accelerators in our Galactic Neighbourhood



Neutrinos: Elusive New Messengers for Astro- and Geo-Sciences

2015-03-13 DPG

2015-03-25DESYNew Astroparticle Wiki on Confluence



Neutrino and cosmic-ray emission from multiple internal shocks in gamma-ray bursts

2015-04-10Kathrin EgbertsUni PotsdamDiffuse Galactic Gamma-Ray Emission with H.E.S.S.
2015-04-17Uni PotsdamParticle acceleration to high energy in astrophysics
2015-04-24Fabio IoccoUAM/CSIS MadridDark Matter in the Inner Galaxy
2015-05-08Jakob WalcherAIPThe delay time distributions of SNeIa and other fun things we can learn from advanced stellar populations studies of nearby galaxies
2015-05-22Justus ZornKIT

Preparation of an Extended Measurement Cycle of the Fluorescence Telescopes of the Pierre Auger Observatory


Jakob Nordin

HUDark energy at z>1 through SNe Ia in galaxy clusters.
2015-06-19Detlef ElstnerAIPDo magnetic fields influence gas rotation in galaxies
2015-06-26Stefano MorisiUniv. NepalesDark Matter and IceCube events connections
2015-07-03DESYVERITAS observations of exceptionally bright TeV flares from LS I +61 303
2015-07-10Arnab Dasgupta

IOP Bhubaneswar, India

Non-standard interactions in neutrino oscillations
2015-07-17 to 2015-08-14 Summer break
2015-08-28DESYReport from the ICRC -   neutrinos and cosmic rays

Report from the ICRC - gamma rays

2015-09-11Dan KocevskiGSPCAn overview of time-domain astrophysics with NASA's Fermi Spacecraft
2015-09-18Shri KulkarnCalTechThe Dynamic Universe: Palomar Transient Factory
2015-10-02Francesco MassaroUni TurinAssociating unidentified gamma-ray sources
2015-10-16Fabio ZandanelGrappaCosmic Rays from Clusters of Galaxies: Where are the Secondaries?
2015-10-30DESYCTA status and outlook
2015-11-13DESYSummary of two H.E.S.S. results: GC PeVatron and HESS J1641-463

Machine Learning and multivariate analysis techniques - 3PM and Christmas party at Zeuthen Weihnachtsmarkt after

2015-12-04Sajan KumarU DelawareGamma rays from the Supernova Remnants Cas A and IC 443
2015-12-11 Cornelia Müller Uni NijmegenMultiwavelength Studies of Extragalactic Jets with TANAMI
2015-12-18DESY transients meeting -  9:30 to 12:00 - Presentations by HESS, VERITAS, CTA, MAGIC, IceCube, ZTF, Fermi
2015-12-25 to 2016-01-8 Winter break

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