Preface to euroconference on frontiers in particle astrophysics and cosmology

Preface to euroconference on frontiers in particle astrophysics and cosmology

Preface to EuroConference on Frontiers in Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology This was the sixth of a series of bi-annual meetings on the Frontiers i...

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Preface to EuroConference on Frontiers in Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology

This was the sixth of a series of bi-annual meetings on the Frontiers in High Energy and Astroparticfe Physics initiated by ValZtncia’s Astroparticle and High Energy Physics Group in 1991. The host group is established at the lnstituto de Fisica Corpuscular (IFIC) which is a branch of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) at the University of Valbncia (UVEG). It was for the first time that this meeting was organised as part of the Euresco Programme of the European Science Foundation, with further support from the European Commission Research DG, Human Potential Programme, HighLevel Scientific Conferences (Contract No: HPCF-C%1999-00121). The goal of the workshop was to address the basic issues in Cosmology and Astrophysics which indicate the need for Physics Beyond the Standard Model, with. special emphasis on solar and atmospheric neutrino data as well as on the recent progress in the determination of cosmological parameters. We have received assistance from an International Advisory Committee which consisted of John Bahcall (Princeton), Venya Berezinsky (Gran Sasso), Wilfred Buchmuller (DESY), John Ellis (CERN), Wick Haxton (Seattle), Edward Kolb (Chicago), Graham Ross (Oxford), Joe Silk (Oxford), Alexei Smirnov (ICTP), Steven Weinberg (Texas) and Tsutomu Yanagida (Tokyo). The next meeting will be hosted by the Astroparticle Physics Group of the Max-Planck-lnstitut fiir Physik and will take place in Lenggries (near Munich, Germany) from 29 September-4 October, 2001. The San Feliu meeting was also the inaugural meeting of the European Science Foundation Neutrino Astrophysics network which has been launched in order to foster cross-links between scientists in all folds related with neutrino physics as the unifying theme. More in~rmation at http:/l\ntww,esf.org/physical/pn/Neutrino/neutrinoa.htm. December, 2000 Martin Hirsch, Georg Raffelt and Jose W.F. Valle Editors