2nd Workshop On TeV Particle Astrophysics
28-31 August 2006
Madison, WI, USAWelcome
The Second Edition of the TeV Particle Astrophysics Workshop was held at the University of Wisconsin's Physics Department from August 28 to 31, 2006.
The goals of the Workshops were:
- to cover a variety of topics in Astroparticle Physics, focusing on the energy region of the TeV and above
- to salute the increasing involvement of women in this field
- to initiate new contacts and cooperation among different branches of the international astroparticle physics community
This event brought together 145 scientists and students from around the world working in diverse fields of Astroparticle Physics, including Gamma and Neutrino Astronomy, Cosmic Ray studies, Dark Matter, TeV Particle Physics, Physics beyond the Standard Model, and Gravitational Wave Searches. Roughly 20% of the plenary speakers, the work group leaders, and the work group speakers and poster submitters, as well as of the participants at large, were women.
The workshop provided an occasion for theorists and experimentalists to discuss the latest results in these fields, and to consider new strategies, technologies and collaborative efforts to address some of the most pressing questions in physics today, including:
- What is the dark matter?
- What is the origin of the highest energy cosmic rays?
- Can we study and understand what happens in the most extreme environments in the universe, such as the explosions of stars and the collisions of black holes?
The first edition of the Workshop was held at Fermilab, Batavia, IL, in 2005. The next event is in the planning stages, and is expected to take place in the summer of 2007 in Venice, Italy.