Nov 5 – 7, 2012
Europe/Zurich timezone
There is a live webcast for this event.


Dear Space Part 12 participant, 
    the Conference has been a great success with 125 attendees and up to 600 people a day following the event through the webcast.
   All the talks, have been recorded and are available on the web: they provide an authoritative review of the field of astroparticle physics, astrophysics and fundamental physics in space which can be referred to as an useful reference for scholar or for students.
   The proceedings of the Conference will be issued during springtime of 2013 and will be sent to each registered participant. 
    With our best regards 
                        The Conference Chairs
    Roberto Battiston               Sergio Bertolucci

The 4th International Conference on Particle and Fundamental Physics in Space (SpacePart12) will take place at CERN from November 5th to November 7th, 2012.
The previous three SpacePart conferences were in Isola d'Elba (Italy, 2002), Washington DC (US, 2003) and Beijing (China, 2006) and have been very successful in bringing together space scientists and space policy makers from around the world, for very fruitful, effective exchange of views on the developments of space related science and technology programs.
SpacePart 2012  takes place during the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Cosmic Rays, followed by the birth of particle physics and, later on, of CERN. It will be a unique opportunity to review the status of the study of cosmic radiation on the year of the discovery of the Higgs boson.
The conference will focus on a limited number of key topics keeping the format of the previous conferences, namely 3 days of invited talks subdivided into topical sessions and a final round table concluding the conference.
Scientific topics of SpacePart12 will be:
     1) the 100th anniversary of Cosmic Ray discovery
     2) status and open issues linking particle physics and the observation of the universe 
     3) the multimessenger universe
     4) the dark universe
     5) the cosmic origins
     6) space as laboratory for fundamental physics
     7) new space technologies and applications
     8) national vs international programs and strategies
The scientific program will be reviewed by the International Advisory Committee and will include several invited talks of leading scientists, as well as of policy makers from national/international agencies and from the space community. The conference programme on Indico will be available soon.
We look forward to welcoming you at CERN.
                             The conference chairs,
Roberto Battiston Sergio Bertolucci
INFN and University of Perugia Director of Research CERN