23rd Symposium on Astroparticle Physics in the Netherlands, 22/23 March 2018, Driebergen


The annual meeting of the Dutch astroparticle physics community will be held this year as a two-day symposium on March 22/23 2018 at the Hotel Bergse Bossen (Driebergen-Zeist). This will be the 23rd symposium of a series which started in the year 2004. The meetings are organized by the Committee of Astroparticle Physics in the Netherlands - CAN. The idea of these symposia is to form a strong astroparticle physics community in the Netherlands. The symposia give a platform to (PhD) students and postdoctoral researchers to present their recent results to a nation-wide audience and to establish new scientific contacts beyond the own working group. It is also a tradition to have international keynote speakers, reviewing important aspects of astroparticle physics.

Contributions can be suggested with the registration.

This meeting will be free of charge thanks to the generous support of NWO-WARP, Nikhef and NOVA.


  • Ad van den Berg
  • Alexander Cooper
  • Alvaro Loya Villalpando
  • Andrew Williamson
  • Antonio Bonardi
  • Ariane Dekker
  • Arjen van Vliet
  • Arthur Corstanje
  • Atul Chhotray
  • Auke Colijn
  • Banafsheh Shiralilou
  • Bruno Strandberg
  • Charles Timmermans
  • Christian Weinheimer
  • David Nichols
  • Dimitrios Kantzas
  • Dorothea Samtleben
  • Elena Maria Rossi
  • Elisabetta Bissaldi
  • Ernst-Jan Buis
  • Fabrizia Canfora
  • Felicia Krauss
  • Giuseppe De Mauro
  • Godwin Krampah
  • Hsin-Yu Chen
  • Hugo Maathuis
  • Ilse Plaisier
  • Imre Bartos
  • Jan-Willem van Holten
  • Jasper Nobelen
  • Job de Kleuver
  • Joerg Hoerandel
  • Julien Manshanden
  • Jörg Paul Rachen
  • Katrien Uytterhoeven
  • Laura Rossetto
  • Lodewijk Nauta
  • Maciej Bilicki
  • Manuela Vecchi
  • Mart Pothast
  • Matteo Lucchini
  • Nilanjan Banik
  • Patrick Decowski
  • Paul de Jong
  • Peter Jonker
  • Rachel Simoni
  • Raimond Snellings
  • Ronald Bruijn
  • Ronald Stark
  • Sarah Caudill
  • Sera Markoff
  • Sijbrand de Jong
  • Stephen Skocpol
  • Stijn Buitink
  • Tomislav Prokopec
  • Valeriya Korol
  • Wilfried Boland
  • Thursday, March 22
    • CAN meeting (closed session)
    • 10:00 AM
    • 1
      Speakers: Dorothea Samtleben, Elena Maria Rossi, Joerg Hoerandel (Radboud University Nijmegen)
    • 2
      GW170817 discovery and gravitational-wave precision cosmology
      Speaker: Hsin-Yu Chen
    • 3
      Speaker: Elena Rossi
    • 4
      Wide-angle galaxy catalogs and their applications to multi-messenger astronomy
      Speaker: Maciej Bilicki
    • 5
      Neutrinos from blazar jets
      Speaker: Felicia Krauss
    • 6
      Chaplygin gas halos
      Speaker: Jan-Willem van Holten
    • 12:35 PM
    • 7
      The Road(blocks) Ahead of Multimessenger Astrophysics Following LIGO’s Recent Discoveries
      Speaker: Imre Bartos
    • 8
      Radio detection of air showers with LOFAR
      Speaker: Stijn Buitink
    • 9
      Speaker: Charles Timmermans
    • 10
      Cosmic rays from clusters of galaxies
      Speaker: Jörg Rachen
    • 11
      Upper Limits on Supernovae Observed with H.E.S.S.
      Speaker: Rachel Simoni
    • 3:35 PM
    • 12
      Dark Matter
      Speaker: Patrick Decowski
    • sepcial session multi-messenger observations of violent events in the universe
    • 13
      Gravitational waves
      Speaker: Sarah Caudill
    • 14
      Gamma Rays
      Speaker: Prof. Sera Markoff (API/GRAPPA, University of Amsterdam)
    • 15
      Neutrino astronomy
      Speaker: Paul de Jong
    • 16
      Cosmic rays
      Speaker: Joerg Hoerandel (Radboud University Nijmegen)
    • 7:00 PM
    • 8:30 PM
    • 17
      Searching for hot and cold dark matter
      Speaker: Christian Weinheimer
    • 18
      What did we learn about our galaxy ? An overview of AMS-02 results and their phenomenological implications
      Speaker: Manuela Vecchi
    • 19
      Reconstruction of Xmax from Radio Emission of Extensive Air Showers with AERA
      Speaker: Fabrizia Canfora
    • 20
      Characterisation of the radio frequency spectrum emitted by high energy air showers with LOFAR
      Speaker: Laura Rossetto
    • 21
      Towards real-time cosmic-ray detection with radio antennas
      Speaker: Antonio Bonardi
    • 11:05 AM
    • 22
      Hadronic processes in the jets of Cyg X-1
      Speaker: Dimitri Kantzas
    • 23
      Distinguishing between warm and cold dark matter using stellar streams
      Speaker: Nilanjan Banik
    • NWO program WARP
    • 24
      Ultra-High-Energy Cosmic Rays from Radio Galaxies
      Speaker: Arjen van Vliet
    • 25
      Discovering the Milky Way in gravitational waves
      Speaker: Valeriya Korol
    • 12:35 PM
    • 26
      The Fermi view of Gamma-Ray Bursts at the dawn of the Multi-Messenger Era
      Speaker: Elisabetta Bissaldi
    • 27
    • discussion of ideas for zwaartekracht proposal (closed session)