The first three days of the symposium will take place in Innsbruck, Tyrol. Highlights include a theatre performance shedding some light on the eventful life of Victor F. Hess, a public lecture by Claus Grupen, a visit to the historic Hafelekar-observatory (founded by Hess in the 30s), as well as a a series of stimulating plenary talks about the role  of cosmic rays 100 years after their discovery.

The remaining two days are to be enjoyed in Pöllau, Styria where the programme will focus on the historical aspects concering our understand of cosmic rays. A guided tour to the Victor F. Hess Heritage Centre at Poellau Castle and to the parallel exhibition “RADIATION and Mankind” at the European Centre for the History of Physics ECHOPHYSICS is offered.



All Innsbruck events will take place at the  


Karl-Rahner-Platz 3

(close to the historic centre of Innsbruck)



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