The long-standing quest for understanding the fundamental laws of Nature has
motivated the new field of Astroparticle Physics where observations of the
Universe are used to probe particle interactions. The central goal of
astroparticle physics is actually to understand the Universe in the level of
quarks and leptons, the fundamental particles in the standard model of particle
In order to provoke discussion and foster collaboration especially between
members of Kavli Institutes, KIAA (Kavli Institute for Astronomy and
Astrophysics at Peking University) held a workshop on Astroparticle Phsics
during Sept. 28 to 29, 2015. More than thirty experts from China, United States
and Europe participated in the workshop.
The workshop was proposed and organized by both Prof. Angela Olinto at
University of Chicago and Prof. Renxin Xu at Peking University.