Potchefstroom Campus, North West University
Constructed and Maintained by
Estie Nel

 
 

Programme:

Session Chair: Riaan Steenkamp (UNAM)

09:15
Comments on Organisation (Okkie de Jager)
09:18
Official Welcome (Lazarus Hangula or his Delegate from UNAM)
 
The H.E.S.S. Experiment
09:30
The making of H.E.S.S. (G. Fontaine)
10:15
First physics with H.E.S.S. (C. Masterson)
11:00  Coffee break
Artist's impression of the million solar mass black hole in the center of our galaxy showing matter spiralling into the center, resulting in the formation of a jet due to a dynamo effect. Courtesy of the Chandra X-ray Observatory's X-ray Astronomy Field Guide. The gamma-rays from Sagittarius A* as seen by H.E.S.S. may origininate near the event horizon of this supermassive black hole, as explained by Aharonian and Neronov.
 
 Physics Overview

Session Chair: Paula Chadwick (University of Durham)

11:40 High energy gamma ray sources: Present and future challenges (J. Silk)
12:30 Science and Technology in Namibia (A. van Kent)
12:45  Lunch
 
 Partners of H.E.S.S. observing the Southern Sky

 Session Chair: Michael Punch (PCC Collège de France)

14:00
Fishing for neutrinos Science, technology and politics (U. Katz)
14:50
Designing and building the world's largest cosmic-ray experiment (A. Watson)
15:40 Coffee break

Session Chair: Werner Hofmann (MPIK)

16:20

The Square Kilometer Array radio telescope in South Africa (J. Jonas)

17:10

The Status of SALT (D. Buckley)


 
 

 

 
   
 
Monday 27 September 2004
Inauguration workshop

 

 
Skymap of gamma-rays from the center of our galaxy (called Sagittarius A*) as seen by H.E.S.S. with arcminute resolution. Prepared by Jim Hinton for the H.E.S.S. Collaboration. To appear in Astronomy & Astrophysics (2004).
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
Namibia, 27 September - 2 October 2004