Foundations of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics - Varenna 2022

Main Lecture Hall (Villa Monastero in Varenna)

Main Lecture Hall

Villa Monastero in Varenna

Viale Giovanni Polvani, 2, 23829 Varenna LC (Italy)
Carmelo Evoli (GSSI), Elena Amato (INAF Arcetri Observatory), Felix Aharonian (DIAS Dublin (Ireland)), Pasquale Blasi (GSSI and INFN)

Course 208 - International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"


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Important Dates

  • Application deadline: Friday, 15 April 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: Friday, 22 April 2022
  • Opening of the Course: Monday, 24 June 2022 - 9.00 a.m.
  • Closing of the Course: Saturday, 29 June 2022 - 1.30 p.m
  • Arrival day: Sunday, 23 June 2022


  • High-energy Cosmic Rays and gamma-radiation
  • Particle acceleration in Pulsars and PWNe
  • Charged particles in turbulent fields and Cosmic Ray transport
  • Cosmic Ray propagation in extragalactic space and secondary messengers
  • Particle acceleration at shocks and in turbulence
  • Phenomenological models of galactic Cosmic Ray transport
  • Star Formation Regions and Cosmic Rays
  • The microphysics of Cosmic Ray instabilities
  • Interactions of Cosmic Rays with matter and radiation
  • Magnetic reconnection
  • Future facilities in high-energy astrophysics
  • Basics of Cosmic Ray Feedback


Felix Aharonian - Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (Ireland) and MPIK Heidelberg (Germany)
Elena Amato - INAF Osservatorio di Arcetri (Italy)
Pasquale Blasi - GSSI and INFN, L'Aquila (Italy)

Scientific Secretary

Carmelo Evoli - GSSI and INFN, L'Aquila (Italy)


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