The 5th International Symposium on High-Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy (Gamma2012), organized by the Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, will take place July 9-13, 2012, in Heidelberg, Germany. Following the tradition of past Symposia, the meeting will cover the major observational and theoretical aspects of the field with an emphasis on the high (GeV) and very high (TeV) energy intervals of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Scientific topics to be addressed will range from the origin of galactic and extragalactic cosmic rays to the physics and astrophysics of compact objects (Pulsars, Microquasars, AGN) and cosmological issues related to Dark Matter and Intergalactic radiation and magnetic fields.
Being dedicated to a centenary of cosmic ray research triggered by Victor Hess' report in Physikalische Zeitschrift 13 (1912), this 2012 Symposium will have a special focus on the link between VHE gamma- and cosmic-rays.
The Symposium will be held at the historic Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg, which can comfortably accommodate 300-400 participants.
On behalf of SOC: F. Aharonian (Chair)
and LOC: W. Hofmann (Chair) and F. Rieger (Co-Chair)