Day 5

Symposium Programme, continued

Saturday morning session, May 5, 2012

Chair of the session: Helge Kragh (Aarhus)

09:00 - 09:30 Unsung heroines of cosmic rays (and a few heroes) - Virginia Trimble (Irvine)
09:30 - 10:00 Mexican Contribution to Cosmic Ray Physics - Jorge. A. Pérez-Peraza  (Coyoacán)
10:00 - 10:30 Physics and Spanish politics: Arturo Duperier`s cosmic ray research as an exile in England and his relationship with Blackett (1939–1953)  - José Manuel Sánchez Ron (Real Academia Española)
10:30 - 11:00 Cosmic-rays' role in the discovery of antiparticles: are there indications for possible existence of overlapping universe and antiuniverse? - M. Assaad Abdel-Raouf (Abu Dhabi)
11:00 - 11:30  COFFEE BREAK
11:30 - 12:00

Cosmic ray research with balloons - Michael Walter (DESY)

12:00 - 12:30 Ionizing radiation—concept of risk and benefit during 100 years -  Peter Holmberg (Helsinki)
12:30 -
From radioactivity via cosmic rays to atmospheric electricity: Institute for Radium Research, Vienna - Bruno Besser (Graz)
Radiocarbon, the most versatile product of cosmic rays - Walter Kutschera (Vienna)
14:00 - 15:30
(Board meeting of the Austrian Physical Society)
14:00- 15:00 (2012 annual board meeting of the EPS/HoP group)


Saturday afternoon, May 5, 2012, includes another occasion, for participants only, to visit the Echophysics exhibition (15:30-17:00) and the Grand Opening programme, also for the general public (from 17:00 onwards, see below for more details).

Except for the plenary public lecture, the festive programme is held in German & English.

Saturday afternoon, May 5, 2012

14:00 Sale of the special postage stamp, issued by the Österreichische Post AG to commemorate the centenary of 'Victor F. Hess' discovery of the cosmic rays, with the  commemorative postal stamp of the issue day, at the special postoffice at the Refectorium hall,  Schloss Poellau
15:30 - 17:00

For participants only: Visit to the Victor F. Hess Heritage and Research Centre and to the exhibition Radiation and Mankind at Echophysics at Schloss Poellau

(The non-German speaking participants who wish to prolonge their visit at the Echophysics exhibition are welcome to do so until ca. 19:00 h)


Grand opening ceremonies at Großer Freskensaal at Schloss Poellau
Musical intermezzo: Wood wind ensemble of the Poellau Music Classes

Welcome address:
Emeritus Prof. Dr. H. Kahlert, Retired Rector of the Graz University of Technology, Vicepresident of the Victor F. Hess Society

Introductory address:
Dr. Peter M. Schuster, President of the Victor F. Hess Society, Director of Echophysics

Johann Schirnhofer, Mayor of Poellau
Prof. Dr. Helmut Denk, President of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Erich Gornik, President of the Austrian Physical Society
Guests of honour

Presentation of the special "Victor F. Hess" postage stamp issued by the Österreichische Post AG on the occasion of the jubilee centenary, given by Günter Schmied, Head of product management, Austrian Philatelie


Plenary public lecture (in German): 100 Jahre Kosmische Strahlung - Eine Abenteuergeschichte mit Fortsetzung -  Erwin Flückiger (Bern)
(Introduction of the Speaker by Prof. Heinz Krenn, University of Graz, Vicepresident f the Victor F. Hess Society)

ca. 19:00

 A few words of explanation about : Preparing a hot-air balloon for take-off  Josef Starkbaum, world champion and most successful Austrian ballonist, Alfred Eitel, Styrian balloonist and scientist

in front of the Poellau Cathedral
Staging a hot-air balloon take-off
Styrian music duo of Poellau


(Under adverse weather conditions the buffet will be served in the foyer space that precedes the Refectorium hall at Schloss Poellau)