Jul 12 – 23, 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

Multi-messenger Astroparticle Physics for the Public via the astroparticle.online Project

Jul 13, 2021, 12:00 PM
1h 30m


Poster O & E | Outreach and Education Discussion


Victoria Tokareva (KIT)


Many projects want to share knowledge on particle and astroparticle physics (in particular, cosmic ray physics), however multi-messenger astroparticle-physics is still a young research field and hardly covered in educational curricula or in outreach. The astroparticle.online project, founded in 2018 within the framework of the German-Russian Astroparticle Data Life Cycle Initiative (GRADLCI), encompasses an endeavor to address this issue.
Within the project, scientists from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Irkutsk State University (ISU) and Moscow State University (MSU) developed a range of educational materials: articles, video lectures, tests, problems to solve, laboratory works and pre-trained neural networks for particle recognition. The project is supported by the KASCADE Cosmic-ray Data Center (KCDC) and GRADLCI data aggregation platform, where one can retrieve and analyze open scientific data from various experiments..
The main audience of the project’s activities are high school and undergraduate students. All the educational materials are available online at the project's web portal https://www.astroparticle.online/, they are used both in online and offline masterclasses organized by the project members, and also as the supplementary content by educational organizations - for example, in the ISU course 'Introduction to experimental methods in high energy astrophysics'. Over the time that the project has been operating, more than 120 students took part in its activities.
This contribution will cover the experience gained while running the project for more than 3 years now, our challenges, developments and future plans.


outreach, multi-messenger astroparticle physics, cosmic rays, GRADLCI, KASCADE, KCDC

Subcategory Outreach and Education
Collaboration other (fill field below)
other Collaboration GRADLCI

Primary authors

Victoria Tokareva (KIT) Mrs Yulia Kazarina (Irkutsk State University) Andreas Haungs (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - KIT) Dmitriy Kostunin (KIT) Dr Alexander Kryukov (Lomonosov Moscow State University) Evgeny Postnikov (SINP MSU) Mr Vladimir Samoliga (Irkutsk State University) Mr Alexey Shigarov (Matrosov Institute for System Dynamics and Control Theory) Mr Dmitry Shipilov (X5 Retail Group) Dmitriy Zhurov (API Irkutsk State University)

Presentation materials