This webpage provides information for the 8th Heidelberg Summer School with the topic on

High Energy Astrophysics

This school is the 8th in a series of Summer Schools with the previous topics:

    Computational Astrophysics (2012),
    Characterizing exoplanets - from formation to atmospheres (2011),
    First Stars and Cosmic Reionization (2010),
    Statistical Inferences from Astrophysical Data (2009),
    The Art & Craft of Astronomical Instrumentation (2008),
    The Milky Way Galaxy (2007), and
    The Physics of the Interstellar Medium (2006).


IMPRS for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics at the University of Heidelberg:
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics,
Landessternwarte Koenigstuhl, and Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies.


John Kirk, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Germany
Malcolm Longair, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Yuri Lyubarsky, Ben-Gurion University, Israel


Christoph Deil, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
Victor Zabalza, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics

When & where:
The 8th Heidelberg Summer School took place September 9-13, 2013 at the "Max Planck Haus" (Max Planck House) in Heidelberg, Germany

Scope of the School:

The goals of the IMPRS Summer Schools are to:
- present an overview of the progress in major areas during the past years;
- bring together research students of various fields for discussion and exchange of ideas;
- encourage young researchers to continue research in these fields; and
- strengthen future interdisciplinary research in these areas;

The school will focus on fundamental topics in high energy astrophysics, highlighting recent observational and theoretical progress. The three primary lecture courses will cover the major radiation processes, particle acceleration mechanisms and relativistic magnetohydrodynamics, and discuss their relevance for our understanding of astrophysical objects such as supernova remnants, pulsar wind nebulae and active galactic nuclei. Highlight lectures by prominent experts on specific topics will complement the program.

School format:

The IMPRS Summer School has three major components:

(1) The lecture program on general issues is taught by our invited lecturers John Kirk, Malcolm Longair, and Yuri Lyubarsky.

(2) A few presentations on specific scientific applications will be given by scientists from Heidelberg institutes.

(3) Practical exercises on the Fermi data analysis will be prepared.

(4) A social program intended to provide a pleasent and relaxed atmosphere for fruitful scientific discussion between all participants.

  School program

  Lecture notes/slides (password protected)

  School gallery (preliminary, please send your pics)

  List of participants

  School poster: as A2 pdf, A4 pdf A4 jpg