Urbino 2008: High Energy Astrophysics Summer School
28 July - 1 August 2008
University of Urbino, Urbino, Italy
The High Energy Astrophysics Summer School, hosted at the University of Urbino, is aimed at enhancing interest in the area of high-energy astrophysics and at providing knowledge and expertise in data analysis techniques.
This school will review the field of high-energy astrophysics with a series of scientific and data analysis lectures. These include:
- The history of the high energy astrophysics
- Emission mechanisms
- Current high-energy hot topics
Much emphasis will be given to data analysis. Students will analyze data from current missions and will apply data analysis techniques to different astrophysical sources. The school is tailored for students at the end of their Masters degree or at the start of their PhD. The school attendance will be limited approximately to 30 students. The selection will be made on the basis of the CV and the description of the student present activities and interest.
The year 2007 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Occhialini one of the founding fathers of high-energy physics. He was born at Fossombrone a few km from Urbino. The summer of 2007 featured an exhibition in his honor entitled "Giuseppe Occhialini uno scienziato alla scoperta dell'universo invisibile, 2007 centenario della nascita" now shown at the Museo of Bali' (Saltara) which is located in the same area. This school will also commemorate Giuseppe Occhilaini in his own homeland.
The school is organized by the HEASARC/NASA, ASI/ASDC, in collaboration with several INAF institutes, namely IASF-Milano, Osservatorio di Brera, IASF-Bologna, IASF-Roma, Osservatorio di Roma, and the University of Urbino Institute of Physics.