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Kumiko Kotera: doing beautiful physics without giving up on family, art and the rest of the world

By Lucia Di Ciaccio. Published on 23 February 2017 in:
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Kumiko Kotera is a young researcher in Astrophysics, at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, (IAP) of the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). She builds theoretical models to probe the most violent phenomena in the Universe, by deciphering their so-called “astroparticle” messengers (cosmic rays, neutrinos and photons).

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Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics VIII

By e-EPS. Published on 15 December 2016 in:
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The 8th Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics international conference [NPAVIII] will be held from 18-21 June 2017 at the INFN – Laboratori Nazionali del Sud in Catania, Italy. NPAVIII is supported by the European Physical Society.

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Nine scientific pioneers receive the 2016 Kavli prizes

By e-EPS. Published on 23 June 2016 in:
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OSLO, NORWAY – Nine pioneering scientists from Germany, Switzerland, the UK and the USA have been named this year’s recipients of the Kavli Prizes – prizes that recognise scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.

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The XXVII International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics

By e-EPS. Published on 23 November 2015 in:
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The XXVII International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics (Neutrino 2016) will be held in London from Monday 4 July to Saturday 9 July 2016.

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Nine scientific pioneers receive the 2014 Kavli Prizes

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 25 June 2014 in:
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Nine pioneering scientists have been named this year’s recipients of the Kavli Prizes – prizes that recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.

The 2014 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics is shared between Alan H. Guth, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, Andrei D. Linde, Stanford University, USA, and Alexei A. Starobinsky, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia. They receive the prize “for pioneering the theory of cosmic inflation”. The theory of…

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A new European School in Instrumentation for Particle and Astroparticle Physics

By Lucia Di Ciaccio. Published on 26 November 2013 in:
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Registration for the first edition of the European School in Instrumentation for Particle and Astroparticle Physics [ESIPAP] is now open.

ESIPAP was founded by the French laboratory of excellence ENIGMASS and offers advanced and intensive modular courses in instrumentation for students (Master and Ph.D.) and for professionals.

The School will take place at the European Scientific Institute [ESI] in Archamps, France, close to Geneva…

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Planck results: Universe older, slower and still challenging

By Jorge Rivero González. Published on 29 April 2013 in:
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On 21 March 2013, ESA’s Planck satellite revealed the most detailed map ever created of the cosmic microwave background [CMB], the relic radiation from the Big Bang. The results from Planck’s new map provided an excellent confirmation of the standard model of cosmology with unprecedented accuracy. However, the existence of unexplained features may challenge the foundations of the current understanding of the Universe.

According to the Big Bang theory, the Universe rapidly expanded from extremely hot and dense plasma of photons…

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“Encounters with… Astrophysics”: a day at the Planetarium

By Cristiano D’Andrea. Published on 25 March 2013 in:
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The Messina Young Minds Section [EPSYMs], thanks to the financial support of the European Physical Society [EPS] organized a special visit at the Planetarium Pythagoras in Reggio Calabria, Italy. The Planetarium Pythagoras has one of the most remarkable external geodes in Europe.

Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences and astronomical phenomena have always had a great influence on human life. Unfortunately, observation of constellations is not possible, due for example to light pollution from city lights, or…

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NPA VI – Nuclear physics in astrophysics VI

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 19 December 2012 in:
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The sixth edition of the Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics Conference [NPA VI] will be held from 19 to 24 May 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal. The Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics Conference is organised every 2 years by the EPS Nuclear Physics Division.

Discussions will cover many topics related to nucleosynthesis, experimental facilities, s-process, astrophysics in stars and supernovae, neutron stars, isotope detection and solar standard model…

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The Dark Energy Camera opens eyes and data

By Benedicte Huchet. Published on 26 October 2012 in:
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The Dark Energy Camera in Chile took its first picture in September 2012. After a series of tests, the 570-megapixels camera is expected to be operational in December 2012.

The Dark Energy Camera is the most powerful survey instrument of its kind, able to see light from over 100 000 galaxies up to 8 billion light years away in each snapshot. This camera is particularly sensitive to red and infrared light through 62 charged-coupled devices…

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2012 Kavli Prizes awarded

By Ian Randall. Published on 26 September 2012 in:
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The winners of the 2012 Kavli Prizes – which are awarded in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience – have been announced. The awards – which include a total cash prize of 1 million dollars in each field – were presented by His Majesty King Harald V of Norway at a special ceremony held in Oslo on 4 September this year.

The 2012 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics was awarded to David C. Jewitt, Jane X. Luu and Michael E. Brown, for “discovering and characterizing the Kuiper Belt and its largest members…

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World’s largest Cherenkov telescope begins operation

By Ian Randall. Published on 28 August 2012 in:
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The High Energy Stereoscopic System [HESS] II began operation on 26 July this year. The Namibia-based Cherenkov telescope will, in conjunction with the four smaller telescopes which make up the HESS observatory, study high-energy gamma ray sources such as pulsars, supermassive black holes and supernovae.

Weighing in at around 600 tons, with its 28 meter mirror – the size of two adjacent tennis courts – HESS II is now the world’s largest Cherenkov telescope…

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