Invited speakers

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Assistant Professor, Clemson University

MARCO AJELLO

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ESO General Director

XAVIER BARCONS

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Luke Blossom Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Professor of Physics and of Particle Physics and Astrophysics

ROGER BLANDFORD

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Former president of the IAU, Director General of the ESO (1999-2007). Chairman of the Board of SKA

CATHERINE CESARSKY

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Associate Professor at Australian National University

ROLAND CROCKER

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Astrophysicist at CEA Saclay, member of the Athena Science Study Team, co-chair of the Athena Science Working Group on Observatory Science

ANNE DECOURCHELLE

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Professor at Durham University and member of the Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy

CHRIS DONE

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Clerk Maxwell Professor of Theoretical Physics at King's College London

Theoretical Physicist at CERN

Commander of the Order of the British Empire

JOHN ELLIS

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Staff Scientist and Theory Group Leader at SLAC

FEDERICO FIUZA

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Director at Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Honorary Professor of Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich and Full Professor in the Physics Department of the University of California, Berkeley

REINHARD GENZEL

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National Institute of Astrophysics INAF · Astronomical Observatory of Brera

GIANCARLO GHIRLANDA

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National Institute of Astrophysics INAF · Astronomical Observatory of Brera

GABRIELE GHISELLINI

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Hilldale and Gregory Breit Professor at the University Wisconsin-Madison

FRANCIS HALZEN

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Director of Max Planck for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg
Spokesperson of CTA

WERNER HOFMANN

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Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware

JAMIE HOLDER

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Professor at Michigan Tech

PETRA HÜNTEMEYER

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Director of Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, Tokyo

2015 Nobel Laureate in Physics

TAKAAKI KAJITA

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European Instrument Scientist, Square Kilometer Array

ROBERT LAING

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Fermi Project Scientist - Astroparticle Physics Laboratory, Astrophysics Science Division of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. -Adjunct Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland's College Park campus

JULIE McENERY

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Professor at University of California Los Angeles

Co-Spokesperson of CTA

RENE ONG

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Director of research at IAPS, INAF in Rome

Member of the Athena Science Study Team (ASST)

X-IFU Co-PI.

LUIGI PIRO

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Head of Particle Theory Group, University of Oxford

SUBIR SARKAR

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Professor of Astrophysical Sciences, Director of Graduate Studies, Princeton University

ANATOLY SPITKOVSKY

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Director at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics, Garching

VOLKER SPRINGEL

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Scientific chairman of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and Director of the research area Extragalactic Astrophysics

MATTHIAS STEINMETZ

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Staff-scientist researcher at DESY

ANDREW TAYLOR

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Professor of Physics, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
2017 Nobel Laureate in Physics

RAINER WEISS

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CTA Project Manager

WOLFGANG WILD