2nd Workshop on Galactic Physics with VERITAS

Columbia University and Barnard College
May 7-8, 2014

We are organizing a workshop in New York on high-energy Galactic physics as a part of developing a long-term plan for VERITAS observations of Galactic fields. We hope to have discussions on recent results in this field (X-rays, gamma-rays and TeV gamma-rays), as well as new ideas for future studies.

The workshop will start with an internal session with VERITAS members and associates on Tuesday, May 6. Open sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, May 7-8, to discuss what VERITAS and other instruments have accomplished so far, and what the prospects are for further progress in the coming years, while VERITAS can operate simultaneously with Fermi, HAWC, IceCube, and other instruments, and in anticipation of CTA coming online towards the end of this period.

Participant list


Confirmed Speakers:

A registration fee of $50 will be collected at the meeting to help cover the costs of the conference dinner and coffee breaks. Payment can be accepted in the form of cash or check made out to "Columbia University." The fee will be waived for our external visitors.

All sessions will be held in 329 Pupin Hall, Columbia University.
You can arrive at the University by Subway #1 (Red Line, not #2 nor #3), Stop 116th Street (see the subway map). Once at Columbia, look at the campus map, for the location of Altschul and Pupin Halls (see here for a printable map).

To enter Pupin Hall from outside campus: enter via the Northwest Corner Building, the large glass building on the southeast corner of Broadway and 120th. On the east side of the lobby is a door connecting to the 2nd floor of Pupin Hall. Take the stairs or elevator up one floor. To enter Pupin Hall from within campus: the main entrance is on the south side of the building and puts you on the 5th floor. Take the elevator or stairs down two floors. 329 Pupin is at the west end of the main hallway.

Workshop Dinner will be at Havana Central at 7-9pm on Wednesday, May 7th. The restaurant is located at 2911 Broadway, between 113th and 114th St.

Recommended hotels in the area (ask for CU rates):

Of these, the nearest to campus are Landmark, Teachers' College, Intl House, and Aloft.

Local Restaurants:
There are many and diverse dining options in the area of Columbia along Broadway and Amsterdam avenues. See this restaurant guide.

Organizing Committee:

  • Brian Humensky (contact: humensky [at] nevis.columbia.edu or 212-854-8280 with questions)
  • Ester Aliu
  • Jamie Holder
  • Gernot Maier
  • Reshmi Mukherjee