Locating PeV Cosmic-Ray Accelerators: Future Detectors in Multi-TeV Gamma-Ray Astronomy

Adelaide 6 - 8 December 2006


The workshop will take place over roughly two and half days and comprise invited review talks (25min + 5min), contributed talks (17min + 3min) and several informal discussion sessions. A programme will be posted on this website. The invited talks will review results in the fields of ground-based gamma-ray, cosmic-ray and neutrino astronomy, and cover the high energy astrophysics of supernova remnants, plerions, and other sources that are known or thought to accelerate particles to the knee and beyond. It is our aim that all talks have some focus on issues at higher energies, E>10 TeV, as they will set the scene for informal discussions concerning future ground-based detectors. For the informal discussion sessions, everyone is invited to partipate in the debate of several key questions/issues that are important for future ground-based gamma-ray detectors operating in the E>10 TeV regime. While some of these questions are known, further questions will also arise from the talks at the meeting and it is our aim to use such sessions (presently forseen at about 6 hrs) for this purpose.


All talks 25mins + 5 mins questions

Wednesday 6 Dec
15:00 - 15:30 Welcome & Opening Remarks/Workshop Outline/Info

15:30 - 17:30 Talks(4)    (chair Tadashi Kifune)
Felix Aharonian     - Why Gamma Ray Astronomy above 10 TeV?
Ray Protheroe       - Particle acceleration at the knee and beyond 
Josep Paredes       - HE and VHE emission from X-ray binaries
Roland Crocker      - The Galactic Centre

17:30 - 18:30 Evening Reception (Beer, Wine, Snacks, discuss the cricket!)

Thursday 7 Dec
09:15 - 11:15 Talks(4) (chair Felix Aharonian)
Gavin Rowell        - HESS results overview
Juan Cortina        - MAGIC results and status
Stephane LeBohec    - VERITAS status and future plans
Masaki Mori         - Recent results from CANGAROO-III

11:15 - 11:45 Break 
11:45 - 12:45 Talks(2) (chair Felix Aharonian) Bryan Gaensler - New Views of Pulsar Winds in TeV Gamma-rays Yasunobu Uchiyama - Hard X-ray Observations of Cosmic-ray Accelerators 12:45 - 14:15 Lunch 14:15 - 16:15 Talks(4) (chair Roger Clay) Gus Sinnis - All-Sky TeV Gamma-Ray Telescopes: Results from Milagro and Plans for HAWK Gavin Rowell - TenTen : A new IACT Array for multi-TeV gamma-ray astronomy Stephane LeBohec - Getting to the High Energy End Takanori Yoshikoshi - Simulations and R & D Studies for 100 TeV Gamma-Ray Astrophysics with a Large Effective Area IACT Array 16:15 - 16:45 Break 16:45 ~ 19:00 Talk(1) + Discussion Greg Thornton - Site Surveys for IACT Arrays in Australia Discussion session Centred on issues/questions related to a new telescope array Friday 8 Dec 09:15 - 11:15 Talks(4) (chair Gerard Fontaine) Oleg Kalekin - The KM3NeT Project: A km3-scale Mediterranean Neutrino Telescope Hiroko Miyamoto - IceCube status Kazumasa Kawata - Tibet Air Shower Array plus Muon Detector Array for the 100 TeV Gamma-Ray Wide Sky Survey Yan Zhitao - Multi-TeV observation on the galactic cosmic ray anisotropy in the Cygnus and Tail-in regions by the Tibet-III air shower array 11:15 - 11:45 Break 11:45 - 12:45 Talks(1) (chair Gerard Fontaine) Tadashi Kifune - Nearby galaxies, 10^20eV cosmic rays and the 10TeV10km^2 project 12:45 - 14:15 Lunch Discussion Continuation of telescope array issues/questions 16:00 - 16:30 Break 16:30 - 18:30 Discussion Discussion continuation Summary of discussion sessions