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Helmholtz Alliance For Astroparticle Physics
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The Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics is a research network, which intends to significantly advance the field of astroparticle physics, an interdisciplinary research area at the intersections of particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology.
The Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics is a research network, which intends to significantly advance the field of astroparticle physics, an interdisciplinary research area at the intersections of particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology.

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That's it for the Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics (HAP)!
Official funding period is over, which also means the end of social media and newsletter activities.

I cannot recommend you enough (unfortunately not on Google+) to follow "Astroparticle", the feed of the Astropaticle Physics Consortium (APPEC), for more news about astroparticle physics
on FB https://www.facebook.com/Astroparticle-370095912571/?fref=ts
on Twitter https://twitter.com/astroparticle

LONG LIVE ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS!!

-- Astrid Chantelauze for HAP

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Last set of blue pics featured neutrino experiments looking for neutrino mass measurement, neutrino oscillations, neutrinoless double beta decay: KATRIN, SNO+, Super-Kamiokande, JUNO, Double Chooz, Borexino, CUORE, GERDA. Click to watch them all!

Spot the differences, can you tell which is doing what? :-)


#poPAHrt #neutrinos #neutrinomass #KIT #KATRIN #neutrinooscillations #SNOLab #SNO+ #SNOplus #Kamioka #KamiokaObservatory #SuperKamiokande #SuperK #SK #JUNO #DoubleChooz #LNGS #Borexino #neutrinoless #doublebetadecay #CUORE #GERDA #astroparticle

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Some predictions about what is ahead in physics in 2017

-- The world of physics in 2017
http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2016/dec/22/the-world-of-physics-in-2017

-- What’s ahead for science in 2017?
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/science-news-writers-look-ahead-2017

-- 2017 sneak peek: What the new year holds for science
http://www.nature.com/news/2017-sneak-peek-what-the-new-year-holds-for-science-1.21231


#particlephysics #astronomy #astrophysics #astroparticle

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Summary of 2016 regarding particle and astroparticle physics:

"- Using the Higgs boson as a new tool for discovery
- Pursuing the physics associated with neutrino mass
- Identifying the new physics of dark matter
- Understanding cosmic acceleration
- Exploring the unknown
- Investing in the future of discovery science"

-- 2016 year in particle physics
http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/2016-year-in-particle-physics


#Higgs #Higgsboson #neutrinos #darkmatter #darkenergy #cosmicinflation #particlephysics #astrophysics #astroparticle

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"The discovery [of gravitational waves] is huge, and not just because it answered a 100-year-old question. It’s huge because it launched a whole new branch of science."

"What other cool things can we learn from gravitational wave astronomy?
1) Seeing further back in time
2) Improving on Einstein’s theory of general relativity
3) Discovering new neutron stars
4) Learning how common it is for black holes to orbit one another
5) Finding the source of dark matter
6) Finding new, weird celestial objects
The universe is a big, dark place."

-- Why gravitational waves truly are the “scientific breakthrough of the year”
http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2016/12/22/14053036/gravitational-waves-breakthrough-year-science


#gravitationalwaves #LIGO #universe #astrophysics #astroparticle

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Some dark matter for Christmas? (Only available in French, sorry...)

-- [FR] Novembre 2016 - Je voudrais de la matière noire à Noël...
http://www.lhc-france.fr/l-aventure-humaine/la-bd-du-lhc/

-- [FR] première partie : Octobre 2016 - Balade aveugle en matière noire
http://www.lhc-france.fr/l-aventure-humaine/la-bd-du-lhc/archives-la-bd-du-lhc/octobre-2016-balade-aveugle-en


#outreach #cartoons #darkmatter #LHC #EDELWEISS #LSM #Modane
#matierenoire #lhcfrance #BD

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"Vera Rubin, an astronomer who proved the existence of dark matter, one of the fundamental principles in the study of the universe, but who battled sex discrimination throughout her career, died Dec. 25 at an assisted living facility in Princeton, N.J. She was 88."

-- Vera Rubin, astronomer who proved existence of dark matter, dies at 88
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/vera-rubin-astronomer-who-verified-existence-of-dark-matter-dies-at-88/2016/12/26/545e617c-cb9d-11e6-a747-d03044780a02_story.html

-- more reading: A History of Dark Matter, Gianfranco Bertone, Dan Hooper
https://arxiv.org/abs/1605.04909


#VeraRubin #darkmatter #galaxies #universe #astrophysics #astroparticle

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"with an experiment called ALPHA-2 have measured the wavelength of light absorbed by antihydrogen as the positron in it jumps between two particular levels—the so-called 1s and 2s levels. Working at the European particle physics laboratory, CERN, in Meyrin, Switzerland, they measured that "spectral line" to a precision of a few parts in 10 billion"

"Explaining exactly why special relativity requires antimatter to mirror matter involves a lot of math. But in a nutshell, if that mirror relationship were not exact, then the basic idea behind special relativity couldn’t be exactly right, Kostelecky says. Special relativity assumes that a single unified thing called spacetime splits differently into space and time for observers moving relative to each other. It posits that neither observer can say who is really moving and who is stationary. But, that can’t be exactly right if matter and antimatter don't mirror each other."

-- Deep probe of antimatter puts Einstein’s special relativity to the test
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/12/deep-probe-antimatter-puts-einstein-s-special-relativity-test

-- more reading:
---- Ephemeral antimatter atoms pinned down in milestone laser test
http://www.nature.com/news/ephemeral-antimatter-atoms-pinned-down-in-milestone-laser-test-1.21193
---- [PR] ALPHA experiment observes the light spectrum of antimatter for the first time
http://www.interactions.org/cms/?pid=1036129

-- related paper: Observation of the 1S–2S transition in trapped antihydrogen, Ahmadi, M. et al., Nature http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature21040


#ALPHA #ALPHA2 #CERN #hydrogen #antihydrogen #antimatter #specialrelativity #astrophysics #particlephysics

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This week set of blue pics featured dark matter experiments looking for a direct detection of the dark matter particle: EDELWEISS, CRESST, XENON and LUX. Click to watch them all!


#poPAHrt #darkmatter #directsearch #WIMPs #LSM #Modane #EDELWEISS #LNGS #GranSasso #CRESST #XENON #SURF #Sanford #LUX #astroparticle

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#ThrowBack2013 "Do you think scientists have the answers to all the questions? As these researchers admit, there’s still so much to discover."

-- Unanswered questions
http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/october-2013/unanswered-questions


#questions #cosmicrays #gammarays #darkmatter #darkenergy #universe #cosmology #astrophysics #particlephysics #astroparticle

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