The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP) at the University of Chicago is hosting a workshop this winter on the Next-Generation Techniques for Ultra-High Energy (UHE) Astroparticle Physics. The origin of the most energetic particles in the universe could be related to extremely energetic astronomical phenomena or other exotic processes, such as the decay of the super-heavy dark matter in the halo of our galaxy or topological defects created in an early phase of the development of the universe. In order to clarify their origin, it is essential to develop next-generation techniques for detection of their particles by large amounts of statistics. The workshop will address the road map and near-future prospects of cosmic rays and neutrinos above the PeV scale. Included topics are reviews of the latest results, upcoming detectors and techniques, and related theory topics. The anticipated structure is a series of presentations with ample time for discussion and working sessions.

Invited Speakers
Markus Ahlers
UW-Madison & WIPAC
Thomas Bretz
RWTH Aachen University
Stijn Buitink
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Mauricio Bustamante
Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics, The Ohio State University
Marco Casolino
Ke Fang
University of Maryland
Toshihiro Fujii
University of Chicago
Jordan Hanson
The Ohio State University
Kael Hanson
University of Wisconsin - Madison (WIPAC)
Daisuke Ikeda
Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo
Claudio Kopper
University of Alberta
Thomas Meures
Pavel Motloch
KICP, U Chicago
Ryan Nichol
Foteini Oikonomou
Penn State
Carl Pfendner
Ohio State University
Mariangela Settimo
Radomir Smida
Yuichiro Tameda
Kanagawa University
Andrew Taylor
Lenka Tomankova
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Nonaka Toshiyuki
Institute for Cosmic Ray Research , University of Tokyo
Stephanie Wissel
Cal Poly SLO

Organizing Committee
Cosmin Deaconu
University of Chicago
Toshihiro Fujii
University of Chicago
Dan Hooper
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
Eric Oberla
University of Chicago
Angela Olinto
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
Paolo Privitera
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
Abigail Vieregg
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics

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