Cosmic Ray News Bulletin


Author: Frank C. Jones
Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics, Code 661
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, Maryland 20771, USA
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The Duggal Award
The O'Ceallaigh Medal
The Yodh Prize







Under the auspices of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics and the Emulsion Committee of the Cosmic Ray Commission

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On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, and of the Emulsion Chamber Committee of the Cosmic Ray Committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, we cordially invite you to participate in the 12th International Symposium on Very High Energy Cosmic Ray Interactions to be held at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland from 15 - 20 July 2002.

Further details concerning the 'call for paper' timetable will be found in the Symposium web site  The site will be updated at regular intervals with further details concerning the Symposium programme, the submission of abstracts, registration and hotel accommodation.

This Symposium presents the opportunity of bringing together physicists working in the fields of particle and cosmic ray physics, particularly concerning the growing connections between cosmic ray and fundamental particle physics, including, for example, CERN's future programme at the Large Hadron Collider.

There will be a series of Invited Talks of topical interest and one or two keynote talks aimed at a very broad audience as well as contributed papers and poster sessions.  All contributions will be in plenary sessions.

We look forward to welcoming you to CERN.

Local Organizing Committee.

Local Organizing Committee
B. Pattison (Chairman)
M. Pohl (Secretary)
G. Coignet P. Grieder
J. Ellis P. Le Coultre
K. Eggert P. Minkowski

International Advisory Committee
A.A. Watson (Leeds, Chairman)  L. Jones (Michigan)
T. Courvoisier (Geneva) A. Ohsava (Tokyo)
J. Cronin (Chicago) V.A. Rubakov (Moscow)
P. Darriulat (Hanoi) O. Saavedra (Torino)
L.K. Ding (Beijing) S. Slavatinsky (Moscow)
C.O. Escobar (Campinas) M. Spiro (Paris)
T. Gaisser (Bartol) S. Tonwar (Bombay)
K.H. Kampert (Karlsruhe) S. Yoshida (Tokyo)

Scientists of all nations with research interest in high energy cosmic ray interactions or high energy accelerator or collider physics are invited to attend the 12th International Symposium on Very High Energy Cosmic Ray Interactions, and present their contribution in the form of an oral or poster session.  Abstracts should be submitted by 1 February 2002 in the format and style as will be described on the Symposium web page.

Authors will be informed by 15 March 2002 about the status of their paper and if it has been approved for presentation.  They will at the same time be invited to submit their contribution, in the format and style described in the Symposium web site, for publication in the Symposium proceedings.

Symposium Topics

     Accelerator results relevant to Cosmic Ray Physics
     EAS Results relevant to Particle Physics
     Emulsion Chamber Results
     LHC pp and Heavy Ion Physics
     Matter-Antimatter Asymmetry
     Models and Theories of Primary Interactions
     New Experimental Installations
     Space Experiments related to High Energy Interactions
     Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays

General Information
Geneva is readily accessible by plane, train and car from all major cities of Europe.  Access by plane from other parts of the world may require changing at Zurich. The CERN Laboratory is situated some 8 km (5 miles) west of Geneva on the road passing through the village of Meyrin towards St.  Genis (France). From Geneva railway station (Gare Cornavin), there is a regular No.  9 bus service to the Meyrin Laboratory, the journey taking about 25 minutes.  Tickets must be obtained before boarding the bus from the automatic ticket machines located at most bus stops.  Make sure that the bus is marked CERN as some buses only go as far as Meyrin village or to Meyrin Zimeysa.  The fare from Geneva to CERN at the time of going to press is CHF 2.20. Geneva airport is at Cointrin, between the city and Meyrin. Either take a taxi from the airport to CERN or take the No. 10 trolley-bus, alight at Le Bouchet, cross the road and take the No. 9 bus to CERN.  The bus fare is also CHF 2.20.

Registration will commence on Sunday, 14 July 2002, from 15.00 until 18.00, and will continue on Monday, 15 July 2002, from 0830.

The Opening Ceremony will take place at 10.00 on Monday 15 July 2002.
The official language of the Symposium will be English.

Calendar of Events
1 November 2001 First Bulletin
1 March 2002 Deadline for submitting Abstracts
1 April 2002 Pre-Registration deadline
1 May 2002 Accommodation reservation deadline
15-20 July 2002 Symposium

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The statistics of the Hamburg meeting are now available on the Copernicus web page; in summary:

ICRC 2001

Participants by Country

Algeria 2 , Argentina  5 , Armenia   3 , Australia  5 , Brazil  6 , Bulgaria  2 , Canada 4 , Chile  1 , China 8 , Czech Republic 2 , Egypt 2 , Finland 10 , France 28 , Georgia  2 , Germany 136 , Greece  2 , Hungary  5 , Iceland 1 , India 16 , Iran 2 , Ireland 9 , Israel 3 , Italia 75 , Japan 106 , Kazakhstan 2 , Korea 2 , Kuwait 1 , Mexico 8 , New Zealand 1 , Poland 21 , Portugal 1 , Romania 1 , Russia  86  , Saudi Arabia 1 , Slovakia 3 , Slovenia 1 , South Africa 7 , Spain 18 , Sweden 7 , Switzerland 14 , Taiwan 1 , Thailand 2 , The Netherlands 5 , Ukraine 1 , United Kingdom 25 , USA 218 ,

countries: 46,  861 participants.

Abstract Statistics

SH 125 oral contributions
263 poster contributions total: 388 contributions in SH

OG 133 oral contributions
275 poster contributions total: 408 contributions in OG

HE 150 oral contributions
324 poster contributions total: 474 contributions in HE

 Grand Total:
 1.270 contributions scheduled in the Programme

 This was clearly the largest conference in current memory.

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The Duggal Award
Teresa Montaruli

The Duggal Award was established by friends and colleagues of Shakti Duggal at the Bartol Research Institute where he spent his career until his death in 1982.  The intent of this  award is to recognize and inspire young cosmic ray scientists, and it is given for outstanding work by a young scientist from any country in any branch of cosmic ray physics.  The first Duggal Award was presented in 1985 by Martin Pomerantz to Ray Protheroe at the 19th ICRC at La Jolla.  Many of the eight previous winners of the award are here to participate in the 27th ICRC.

I am pleased to announce Teresa Montaruli as the winner of the Duggal Award for 2001.  Dr. Montaruli received her Ph.D. from the University of Bari in 1998 for studies of atmospheric neutrinos and search for astrophysical neutrinos with the MACRO detector.  She was one of the main authors of MACRO publications on atmospheric neutrinos, point source searches and limits on neutrinos from WIMP annihilation.  Her research on neutrinos continues with the Antares neutrino telescope project, in which she heads the analysis group on studies on astrophysics. She has presented papers for MACRO and Antares at both the Durban and Hamburg International Cosmic Ray Conferences.  It is indeed a pleasure for me to present the Duggal Award to Teresa Montaruli.

Thomas K. Gaisser
Chair of Commission 4 of IUPAP (Cosmic Ray Commission)

The O'Ceallaigh Medal
Vitalii Ginzburg

The O'Ceallaigh medal is awarded by the Commission for "outstanding contributions to cosmic ray physics" and, although there is no restriction as to age, the tendency has been to see it as a "life time award" recognising contributions spanning a whole career.  The medal was first awarded in 1999 at Salt Lake City jointly to John Simpson, unfortunately no longer with us, and to George Zatsepin.

On this occasion the commission has decided to award the medal to a very distinguished physicist well know for his broad range of interests.  He is perhaps best know for fundamental contributions to the phenomenological theory of superconductivity and to other areas of solid state physics. He also developed the rigorous theory of synchrotron radiation and predicted the phenomenon of transition radiation.  In this community he is perhaps best known for fundamental contributions to the theory of cosmic ray transport in the Galaxy.  I am sure that at this point you all know whom I am talking about, and it gives me great pleasure to announce that the O'Ceallaigh medal for 2001 is awarded to Academician Vitalii Ginzburg of the Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow.  Unfortunately he is unable to be here today, but he has asked his son-in-law, Lev Dorman, to receive the medal on his behalf.

Luke O'C Drury
School of Cosmic Physics,
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies,
5 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.

The Yodh Prize
Reuven Ramaty

The nomination for Dr. Ramaty reads as follows:

"The criteria for award of this prize are that it recognize a scientist who has made substantial contributions to understanding in the field of cosmic rays, and that this research should have had a major impact in that field. By these criteria, Dr. Ramaty is richly deserving of the Yodh Prize and, further, will set a very high standard for future recipients of the prize.

Dr. Ramaty has published seminal work and continuing papers on the interpretation of gamma ray lines in Solar flares, and the related particle processes of acceleration and interaction. For this body of work alone, Dr. Ramaty would be deserving of the Yodh prize. Dr. Ramaty has published a series of interpretative papers on cosmic rays and the synthesis of light elements; a series of papers on positron annihilation radiation and the distribution of positrons in the Galaxy and numerous papers whose theme is the identification of cosmic ray and astrophysical particle processes by their radiation signatures.

In three and one-half decades of research, Dr. Ramaty has profoundly influenced our understanding of cosmic rays, gamma rays and x-rays in the heliosphere and the Galaxy. We strongly support the award of the first Yodh Prize to Dr. Reuven Ramaty. This will appropriately honor both Dr. Ramaty and the Yodh Prize."

We are very gratified to learn that our nomination was successful. Reuven learned that he had won the award exactly one week before his death. His wife, Vera, told us that he was greatly pleased with this award; it was very meaningful to him. I might add that at Reuven's funeral his daughter, in referring to his career, closed with a very proud remark  concerning his winning this award. I know the award meant a great deal to his family. It has helped them, and I also believe that it has gone a long way to help our laboratory to heal from his loss.

Therefore, from all of us I say "Thank You.".

Frank C. Jones, Robert Streitmatter

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From the Cosmic Ray Comission meeting in Hamburg in August 2001

R Protheroe, as chairman of the awards sub-committee, circulated a report on the procedures used for 2001.   There was general agreement that the procedures developed had worked well and the sub-committee, and in particular the chairman, were thanked for their work. It was agreed that for the O'Ceallaigh medal there would be a general round of e-mail discussion in the commission (to which associate members could contribute) followed by a single ballot. In accordance with IUPAP regulations only full commission members may vote, and the method used will be the "single transferable vote".  The votes will be scrutinized by the members of the awards sub-committee, but are otherwise secret. It was agreed that details of all three awards would be placed on the commission's web page and that the chairman would appeal for more nominations during his opening address.

It was noted that poster presentations constituted 75% of the total presentations at this conference and that the selection of the 25% for oral presentation had been at times difficult.  The commission saw no easy solution to this problem, but affirmed that poster presentations should in no way be regarded as inferior to oral presentations.

For the 2003 conference in it has been decided to hold the conference in a modern conference centre in Tsukuba and a local organizing committee has been established.  Hotel accommodation near the conference centre is readily available at $50-100 per night and a limited amount of cheap accommodation ($10 per night) is available in the KEK dormitory. It was noted that the proposed location was reasonably close to both metropolitan Tokyo and to Nairita airport.

A presentation was made from India offering to host the 2005 conference. Their preferred option is to hold the conference in Bombay at the TIFR in either December 2005 or January 2006 although it was emphasized that other possibilities were available. Accommodation in five star hotels would be available at about $80 per night and they would normally provide lunch for all participants in TIFR.

The commission decided to accept the Indian offer to host the 2005 conference subject to clarification of the dates.  It was noted that there was a potential clash with the fall AGU meeting if the conference was held in December, that January was very difficult for participants from the Japanese university system, and that both December and January would present some difficulties for European and North American participants.  However it was pointed out that the Adelaide conference, held in January 1990, had been well attended.  It was agreed that the Chairman would consult Dr Cowsik and seek his advice on the possibility of Bangelore  in August as an alternative to Bombay in winter. Further, a December or January timeframe appears to be very difficult for many participants and it was felt that the traditional date of July/August should be maintained if possible. After a fairly extended discussion with the Indian organizers it was felt that on balance Bombay in August might be the better option provided transport to and from the hotels could be organized. In the closing ceremony the Chairman  announced India as the location for 2005, but would not specify a city or precise date.

There was  a presentation from Dr Arne Richter of, on the one hand, his personal observations on the ICRC conference series, and on the other, of the services that his Copernicus organization could offer to future conferences.  He emphasised the advantages that a professional abstract acceptance and editing service can provide in relieving a national organizing committee of much purely routine administration thereby freeing it to concentrate on its main tasks of science programme formulation and fundraising.  This would of course be entirely at the discretion of the relevant local organizing committee, but there would be considerable advantages in terms of uniform procedures for participants and a common professional style for abstracts and proceedings which would help, he felt, to "brand" the conference. He explained how the Copernicus Gesellschaft performed this function for COSPAR and EGS as well as the current conference.

Moving to web editing and hosting he stated that the Copernicus Gesellschaft was prepared to convert the current conference site into a permanent archive for the proceeding of this conference and, subject to the agreement of the relevant copyright holders, the proceedings of other conferences in the series. He suggested that this could be developed as the Commission's main set of web pages containing whatever other information the Commission wished to include and that the Copernicus Gesellschaft would provide this service without charge.

Finally, he outlined his views on the development of electronic publishing and the desirability of the commission establishing an electronic journal of cosmic ray physics. The commission, after some discussion, decided to accept with gratitude the offer of web page hosting.  On the question of a new electronic journal, it was felt that this needed careful thought and it was agreed to set up a small sub-group charged with the preparation of a discussion document for circulation to the commission outlining the pros and cons of the suggestion. L Drury, R Protheroe and J Valdes-Galicia were nominated to this sub-committee and charged with considering the question of establishing an electronic journal under the aegis of the Commission.

On the format and structure of the conference, it was agreed that a short written guide should be prepared to assist future organizing committees outlining what was seen as "best practice".  M Simon, as a member of the LOC for the Hamburg meeting, agreed to draft a first version of such a set of guidelines which would then be circulated to the commission.

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 Leonardo da Vinci Summer School Logo

International Advanced School "Leonardo da Vinci"


2002 Summer Course on



       1-19 July, 2002  -  CNR Conference Centre  -  Bologna, Italy

   Dear Colleague,

       You can find at the following web address


the announcement of the 2002 Summer Course of the International Advanced School "Leonardo da Vinci", focused this time on SPACE SCIENCE: "Mission Concept and Payload Design in X-and Gamma-Ray Astronomy".

  We would be grateful to you if you could go to the School web page and print the Course Announcement and the Scientific Program in order to post these  ocuments in the announcement board of your department and make them available to as many people as possible. Furthermore, you are kindly requested to encourage applications by students and young scientists who could benefit from the program of the course.

The Course, held on 1-19 July, 2002 and hosted at the Conference Center of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Bologna, Italy, is organized by Istituto TeSRE/CNR in conjunction with the Department of Astronomy, University of Bologna, and is endorsed by many national and international Institutions.
A poster of the Course, together with the printed versions of the announcements and the Scientific Course programme, will be sent by mail as soon as possible to all applicants.

If you have any question, please feel free to contact me or the Scientific Secretary of the Course Dr. Loredana Bassani.

Thank you for your kind cooperation.

      Waldes Dusi
       (Director of the School)
Waldes Dusi
Institute TeSRE/CNR  -  Via Gobetti, 101 - 40129 Bologna, Italy
Tel.: +39-051-6398662 Fax: +39-051-6398723     e-mail:

Loredana Bassani
Institute TeSRE/CNR  -  Via Gobetti, 101 - 40129 Bologna, Italy
Tel.: +39-051-639.86.71 Fax: +39-051-639.87.23   e-mail:

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Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology" is the theme for the 25th Anniversary Course of the International School of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics held biennially at the Ettore Majorana Centre in Erice, Italy.  The coming course is scheduled for 2014 June 2002 and is designed for advanced graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in high energy astrophysics.  Topics range from X-rays and gamma rays to particles and neutrinos; from nucleosynthesis to cosmology; and from low to the highest energies.  Lectures will be presented by leading researchers in the various fields.  Interested participants should contact the Director, M. M. Shapiro at  (fax: 775-640-8342) as soon as possible to apply for admission.
  Further details at

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