Ceremonial handover of CTA and IceCube funding
In presence of FAU President Joachim Hornegger, State Secretary Stefan Müller of the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) visited ECAP today to officially handover funding certificates worth over 2 million Euros. During the next three years, scientists from ECAP who are involved in the construction of the gamma-ray observatory Cherenkov Telescope Array and an upgrade of the neutrino telescope IceCube will receive significant federal funding through “Verbundforschung”, a funding instrument of BMBF. The funds will enable the scientists to contribute significantly to the astrophysics and astro particle physics of the high energy universe, and will secure and further strengthen the role of ECAP in these research areas over the next years.
For more information, see the FAU press release.