Apr 11 – 14, 2023
Europe/Zurich timezone

EXPLORE stands for "EXPeriential Learning Opportunity through Research and Exchange”. It is the first German-Canadian-US undergraduate student research collaboration in theoretical astroparticle physics and brings together students and faculty from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, York University in Toronto, Canada and the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and Case Western Reserve University in the US. The EXPLORE project is mentored by eight faculty members from four universities:

Nassim Bozorgnia (University of Alberta, Canada)
Patrick Hall (York University, Canada)
Camilla Hansen (Goethe University, Germany)
James Mertens (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
Saeed Rastgoo (University of Alberta, Canada)
Laura Sagunski (Goethe University, Germany)
Jürgen Schaffner-Bielich (Goethe University)
Sean Tulin (York University, Canada)

In EXPLORE, the students from all participating universities work together in diverse, international research teams to explore the most fascinating and yet unsolved mysteries of modern physics. This winter term, we have explored messengers from the extreme and ancient universe. Research topics included stellar arcgeology, quasars, cosmology, dark matter, gravitational waves, neutron stars and machine learning!

The EXPLORE students will present the outcome of their research at this workshop. Everyone who is interested, no matter if student, postdoc or faculty, is invited to join the workshop!


The EXPLORE project is supported by the Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) at York University, the DFG Collaborative Research Center CRC-TR 211 “Strong-interaction matter under extreme conditions” and the State of Hesse through the Research Cluster ELEMENTS.


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