High-Energy Astroparticle Physics

Registration (here)


Gonzalo González: gonzalo [dot] gonzalezatiteda [dot] cnea [dot] gov [dot] ar
Phone: 6772-7042


Start: 03 October.
Finish: 12 October.
Duration: 2 weeks, 8 hs/week.
Schedule: 10:00-12:00 hs.
English Course.


CAC, CNEA, Av. de los Constituyentes y General Paz.
  • Tuesday 3, room level 0
  • Wednesday 4, Thursday 5, Friday 6, Monday 9, Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 room F, Instituto Sabato
  • Thursday 12, room G

Profesor Dr. Ralph Engel

Profesor Dr. Ralph Engel

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Scope of this Lecture

Cosmic rays, gamma-rays and neutrinos of high energy are messenger particles of the most violent and energetic processes in the Universe. In this lecture course, our current understanding of the physics of high-energy cosmic rays and its relation to gamma rays and neutrinos will be introduced. Emphasis will be put on a pedagogical presentation of the most fundamental concepts and explicitly carried out calculations and estimates for understanding the overall picture. A large fraction of the material of the course will be presented on the black board. No previous knowledge of astroparticle physics will be required. Basic knowledge of particle physics will be of advantage.


  • Lecture 1: Overview, basics, dimensions, units
  • Lecture 2: Measurement of cosmic rays, extensive air showers
  • Lecture 2: Acceleration of charged particles, sources
  • Lecture 3: Propagation of cosmic rays in the Galaxy
  • Lecture 4: Extragalactic propagation of cosmic rays
  • Lecture 5: Maximum energy, sources, exotic phenomena, open questions
  • Lecture 6: Production of gamma rays and neutrinos
  • Lecture 7: Measurement of gamma-rays and neutrinos, source properties
  • Lecture 8: The overall picture - multi-messenger considerations