Cosmic Ray News Bulletin


Author: Frank C. Jones
Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics, Code 661
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, Maryland 20771, USA
Tel: 1-301-286-5506
Fax: 1-301-286-1682
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August 9-12, 2000, Metepec, Puebla. (MEXICO)

Interested persons should visit the conference home page at

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ERICE 2000


"Astrophysical Sources of High-Energy Particles & Radiation"
A NATO Advanced Study Institute
Dedicated to David N. Schramm


This 12th Course of the International School of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics, combined with The International School of Particle Astrophysics, will be offered 11 - 21 November 2000 at the Ettore Majorana Centre in Erice, Sicily, Italy. This course has been selected by NATO as an Advanced Study Institute under the direction of John P. Wefel and Vladimir S. Ptuskin. 

Topics include Supernovae, Supernova Remnants, Particle Acceleration, Gamma Ray Bursts, High Energy Interactions, GeV-TeV gamma rays, Air Showers, Structure of the Universe, Solar Neutrinos, Cosmic Ray Spectrum, Black Holes, X-rays, Soft Repeaters, AGN, Dark Matter, Neutrino Mass, Pulsars, GZK Cut-Off, Cosmological Constant, Isotopes in Cosmic Rays, String Theory, New Telescopes, Science and Technology in the New Millennium. Lecturers include* Berezhko (Yakutsk), Biermann (Bonn), Bykov (Russia), Cowsik (India), Davis (BNL), Fonseca (Spain), Galeotti (Italy), Giller (Poland), Sanchez (France), Scarsi (Italy), Seitz (New York), Stanev (Bartol), Trumper (Garching), Turtelli (Brazil), Wolfendale (Durham) 

*Not all are confirmed.

Scientists, postdoctoral researchers and advanced graduate students interested in attending should contact 

Prof. John. P. Wefel
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA
Phone 1-225-388-8696
fax 1-225-388-1222

including a brief CV and, for students, the name of a senior scientist as nominator. Scholarships, usually limited to a portion of the living expenses, are available and must be requested/justified in the application. Applications are currently being accepted.

For further details see http//


Director of the School M. M. Shapiro
Co-Directors of the CourseJ. P. Wefel, V. Ptuskin, T. Stanev, P. Galeotti
Director of the Ettore Majorana Centre A. Zichichi

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Salt Lake City ICRC Logo

The 26th ICRC conference proceedings are now available online. You may link to the
conference proceedings home page at proceedings.html

Note: The Invited/Rapportour volumes  have been shipped and attendees should be receiving them now.



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The Gleb Wataghin Centennial

Art Image for Gleb Wataghin Centennial




Instituto de Fi'sica `GLEB WATAGHIN' - UNICAMP
Campinas - Brasil



The ISVHECRI is traditionally planned to allow and promote
interaction amongst reseachers from around the world dedicated
to the subject of cosmic ray high-energy phenomena---from
theoretical and experimental point of view. This next meeting,
the XI ISVHECRI, is planned to be directed toward some specific
topics, i.e.,

Main Topics
High Energy Cosmic Ray Interactions:
Results from emulsion chambers,
Results from extensive air showers,
Comparison among accelerator and cosmic ray results.

Related Areas
High Energy Cosmic Ray Interactions:
Results from muon and neutrino experiments,
Phenomenology of cosmic ray results.
Astroparticle physics:
Results from extensive air showers,
Results from muon and neutrino experiments,
Phenomenology of Astroparticle Physics data.

The XI Symposium will also be held in conjunction with the
VI `Gleb Wataghin' School on High Energy Phenomenology
(website, a regular school
organized each even year in the Gleb Wataghin Institute.

We remind that this meeting of ISVHECRI is dedicated to the memory
of Professor Gleb Wataghin, in occasion of the centenary of his
birth. The Institute of Physics of the State University of Campinas
is named after him to honour the contributions to the research in
Cosmic Ray Physics and related areas, and his important role in the
formation of an entire generation of physicists in Brazil.

The meeting is going to be held under the sponsorship of the CLAF-
Centro Latino-americano de Fi'sica, FAPESP-Fundac,a~o de Amparo `a
Pesquisa do Estado de Sa~o Paulo, FAPERJ-Fundac,a~o de Amparo `a
Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, CNPq-Conselho Nacional de
Pesquisas, CAPES-Coordenadoria de Aperfeic,oamento de Pessoal de
Ensino Superior, and FAEP-UNICAMP-Fundo de Apoio `a Pesquisa-UNICAMP.


International Advisory Committee:
C.Aguirre, ABC (Bolivia); J.D.Bjorken, SLAC (USA); J.N.Capdevielle; Paris (France); A.Castellina, Torino (Italia); J.Cronin, Chicago (USA); Deus, IST (Portugal); A.Etchegoyen, Tandar (Argentina); Y.Fujimoto, Waseda (Japan); T.K.Gaisser, Delaware (USA); F.Halzen, Wisconsin (USA); L.W.Jones, Michigan (USA); J.Kempa, Lodz (Poland); C.M.G.Lattes, CBPF (Brazil); S.Miyake, Kanagawa; (Japan); G.Navarra, Torino (Italia); A.Ohsawa, ICRR (Japan); O.Saavedra, Torino (Italia); G.Schatz, Karlsruhe (Germany); S.A.Slavatinsky, LPI (Russia); A.A.Watson, Leeds (UK); T.Yuda, ICRR (Japan); G.T.Zatsepin, INR (Russia)

National Advisory Committee:
J.Anjos (CBPF); C.Escobar (UNICAMP); E.Ferreira (UFRJ); Y.Hama (IFUSP); T.Kodama (UFRJ); A.Natale (IFT-UNESP); H.Portela; (CBPF); A.Santoro (CBPF); R.Shellard (CBPF)

Local Organizing Committee
Jose' Bellandi (UNICAMP); Jose' A. Chinellato (UNICAMP); Carola Dobrigkeit (UNICAMP); Philippe Gouffon (IFUSP); Marcelo Guzzo; (UNICAMP); Ma'rcio Menon (UNICAMP); Carlos Navia (UFF); Reinaldo Rigitano (UNICAMP); Roge'rio Rosenfeld (IFT-UNESP); Edison Shibuya (UNICAMP)


The first circular has already detailed the general organization of the Symposium, which we remind here in short:

1) 5 (five) Review Talks
2) Papers
2.1) Oral presentations,
2.2) Posters.

The Review Talks have been pointed out by invitation. They will be

* Detection of Ultra-high-energy Cosmic Rays---the Auger Project, J.W.Cronin, University of Chicago, USA.
* The CosmoLEP Experiment. Interconnection between Cosmic Ray Results and Accelerator Results, K.Eggert, CERN, Switzerland.
* Underground Experiments---the major experiments and their results, and the new projects, W. Fulgione, CNR, Italy.
* High-energy Cosmic Ray Interactions by means of the Tecnique of Emulsion Chambers, A. Ohsawa, ICRR, Japan.
* Primary Composition---Direct and EAS Measurements, Origin and Acceleration Mechanisms, T. Shibata, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan.

All other contributions are papers, presented orally or as poster. Papers on the Main Topics are presented orally, and papers on the Related Areas are presented orally or as posters (refer to the first circular for more explanation on this point). Authors can indicate whether they prefer oral or poster presentation. The LOC will decide, by trying to match author's preference and time availability.


All abstracts and contributions will be submitted electronically following an oriented procedure from the webpage ( ; not yet implemented, we are working on that!). The user will download templates, both for the abstract and the paper itself.

Abstracts are restricted to a maximum of fifteen lines. They must express as close as possible the scientific content of the full contribution.

Papers will be refereed following a blind procedure. Referees are experts in the subject of the papers, chosen by the Advisory and Organizing Committees.


DAY Monday   17/07   Tuesday     18/07    Wednesday     19/07      Thursday      20/07 Friday  21/07
9:00 `Gleg Wataghin'  Memorial Lecture Review Talk   Review Talk  Review Talk  Review Talk 
10:00 --------------------------  coffee break -------------------------
10:30  `Gleg Wataghin' Memorial  Oral Presentations  Oral Presentations  Oral Presentations  Oral Presentations
11:30  Review Talk Oral Presentations  Oral  Presentations  Oral Presentations  Oral Presentations
14:30  Oral Presentations  Oral Presentations  free afternoon  Oral Presentations  Oral Presentations
15:30  ----------------------- Poster Session (coffee break) -----------
16:30 to18:30  Oral Presentations  Oral Presentations  free afternoon  Oral Presentations  Concluding Remarks


February 21st, 2000 Deadline for registration in the Symposium.

March 21st, 2000 Deadline for electronic submission of abstracts. Payment of the registration fee.

June 1st, 2000 Deadline for electronic submission of contributions.

July 17th to 21st, 2000 Symposium.


The registration fee is US$320 to be paid by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Diners, American Express) until March 21st, 2000---the same deadline for the submission of abstracts.

The participant will download from the web a form, fill in it, and return via Fax to the Cosmic Ray and Chronology Department - IFGW (+55-19-7885512). Specific instructions will be given in due time.

Delayed registration will cost US$ 350.

And for Brazilians only: O participante brasileiro terá a possibilidade, caso prefira, de efetuar uma ordem de pagamento. Instruções para esse procedimento serão também dadas oportunamente.


Compass Viagens e Turismo has been chosen as the travel, information, and---under the free choice of the user---air-ticket and hotel purchase agency for the XI ISVHECRI.

The agency works regularly with acquisition of international to/from Brazil and domestic air-tickets, through e-mail, Fax or phone call. A web connection from the ISVHECRI website to the agency is presently being implemented. There you will be able to find time-tables and prices. And you have the agency web address quoted below.

Also, the agency can intermediate the hotel accomodation at convenient prices. Detailed instruction on how-to-get the service will be circulated.

Any information concerning travel, tickets, hotel accomodation, reception or tours should be addressed to the agency. 
There, Mrs. Renata or Mrs. Milena willrespond to you. They speak fluent English.


Symposium Secretariat:
XI ISVHECRI Local Organizing Committee
Instituto de Fi'sica `Gleb Wataghin'
Departamento de Raios Co'smicos e Cronologia
Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP
13083-970 Campinas (SP)

Telephones: +55-19-7885534
Fax: +55-19-7885512

Travel Agency:
Compass Viagens e Turismo
Mrs. Renata Bernarde, Mrs. Milena Ishibashi
Av. Santa Isabel, 260, loja 1 (Bara~o Geraldo)
13084-471 Campinas (SP)

Telephone: +55-19-2892474
Tel./Fax: +55-19-2891901


Travel documents:
Passport is requested to enter Brazil for citizens from all
the countries, with the exception of Mercosul. For most of
the countries a visa is also needed, to be obtained at the
origin before departure. Usually it takes long for expedition
of the document, so it is fully advisable to request for the
very early, not less than three months before. Absence of visa
at the arrival from origins an agreement does not exist implies
strict nonallowance to enter the country.

To Sa~o Paulo International Airport (called `Cumbica' or `Guarulhos')
there are flights from the most important cities in the world. Flight
and hotel information can be obtained by phone, Fax, or via e-mail to
the agency Compass Viagens e Turismo.

Be aware that it will be holiday time, both in Brazil and abroad,
so make your reservation for the very early.

Caprioli Shuttle: from the airport to downtown Campinas (and vice versa),
a good and regular bus service at the cost of R$14,00 per trip (~US$8).
In the airport the Caprioli bus office is located at the `Terminal 2'
(just to the right if you are leaving the building).

As an alternative, another bus shuttle service is available to the
São Paulo main Bus Station (named `Terminal do Tiete^'), and from there
a regular shuttle service to Campinas.

The United-Varig service: For passangers of United Airlines and Varig
there still is the Star Alliance Shuttle, a special service to Campinas
for free. Its matches all arrivals of United Airlines international
flights and most of Varig. Airport-Campinas at 11h30min; Campinas-airport
at 17h30min, everyday. Arrives at Campinas in front of the Premium Hotel
and Noumi Plaza Hotel.

Rent a Car: in the International Sa~o Paulo Airport there are many options
for car rentals: Hertz, Localiza, Mega, Avis, Budget, Unidas, etc..
Nonetheless, shuttles would still be advisable for one who enters the
country for first time.

Approximate prices for some hotels:
Noumi Plaza Hotel (5 stars): R$177 + 10%, single (US$90 + 10%)
R$195 + 10%, double (US$100 + 10%) 
Premium Hotel, Hermitage Boulevard, Sleep Inn Galeria, L'Hirondelle
R$85 + 15%, single (US$44 + 15%)
R$95 + 15%, double (US$49 + 15%)
Campinas Palace, Mariano (3stars):
R$40 + 15%, single (US$20 + 15%)

They are not too far from the Caprioli shuttle arrival point, and located in a very good neighborhood, with many options of restaurants.

Participants will have regular transportation to the Symposium site. Hotel-Unicamp in the morning and Unicamp-hotel in the evening.

The currency:
Brazilian currency is the `Real'; its present-day exchange rate with American dollars is US$ 1.00 ~ R$ 2,00 .

Location and climate:
Campinas is a 900000-inhabitants town, located at 100 km northwest from Sa~o Paulo City. It can be reached by two major highways (via Anhangu"era and Rodovia dos Bandeirantes).

Campinas has semi-tropical pleasant weather, with occasional not-excessive variations and wind. Temperature can be around 10oC. It might be windy.

Further information on the town can be found at or at the official site .

This circular is also available at the web address 
 or else
July, 17th to 21st, 2000

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New Awards

In addition to the well-established and successful Shakti P Duggal award for young researchers, the 26th ICRC saw the first presentation of the newly established O'Ceallaigh medal and the announcement of one further award, the Yodh Prize. 

The O'Ceallaigh medal is awarded by the Commission for "Distinguished Contributions to Cosmic Ray Research" and commemorates the late Professor Cormac O'Ceallaigh (1912-1996) who was head of the Cosmic Ray Section of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies from 1953 until 1984. As a young man he spent a year working in the laboratory of Pierre Auger in Paris, but his most productive period began when he worked in Cecil Powell's group in Bristol in the late forties. During this period he did important work on what would now be called Kaon and neutrino physics using the nuclear emulsion technique. His subsequent work was mainly on developments of the solid state track detector technique for determining the ultraheavy element abundances in the cosmic rays, work which is just now coming to fruition with results being reported by his former colleagues at Salt Lake City from the DIAS/Estec Ultra-heavy Cosmic Ray Experiment. 

The Commission had a difficult task in deciding to whom to award the first O'Ceallaigh medal. It is clear that when an award like this is first instituted there will inevitably be a number of excellent candidates who would probably have received the award in earlier years had it existed. In this case two names rapidly emerged from those suggested as clear favourites, both in their own very different ways excellent canididates.  The Commission eventually decided that the correct course of action was to award the 1999 medal jointly to John Simpson from Chicago and George Zatsepin from Moscow. Between them they have made seminal contributions to essentially all areas of Cosmic Ray Research, from the solar and Geomagnetic effects studied with Simpson's neutron monitors to the ultra-high energy and probably extragalactic particles seen beyond the Greissen-Zatsepin-Kuzmin cut-off. Each has been an inspiration to generations of students and colleagues and it is fitting that their contributions be recognised formally by the community to which they have given so much. 

Luke O'C Drury <> Tel. +353-1-6621333 
School of Cosmic Physics, Fax +353-1-6621477
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies,
5 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.

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