The KM3NeT/ORCA neutrino detector is coming online

By KM3NeT Collaboration. Published on 20 November 2017 in:
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On 22 September 2017, after a two-day long sea operation, the first detection unit of the ORCA neutrino telescope came online. This marks an important milestone of the scientific and technological endeavour of the international KM3NeT Collaboration.

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VIRGO and LIGO together, in quest of gravitational waves

By Federico Ferrini. Published on 08 August 2017 in:
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Cascina, 4 August 2017 – On Tuesday August 1st at 10 UCT the LIGO and VIRGO interferometers officially started taking data jointly.

Two perspectives justify the interest of international physics community on this date, the first concerns the conclusion of the construction and the start of operations of the European detector VIRGO, the second is the beginning of the systematic exploration of the Universe with the global network of new generation interferometers.

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The construction of the KM3NeT neutrino telescope has begun

By Els de Wolf. Published on 26 January 2016 in:
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In December 2015, scientists and engineers started the installation of KM3NeT.. Once completed, it will be the largest neutrino detector in the Northern Hemisphere. Located in the depths of the Mediterranean Sea, the telescope will be used to study the fundamental properties of neutrinos and map the high-energy cosmic neutrinos emanating from extreme cataclysmic events in the Universe.

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ESO: a view of merging galaxies in distant Universe

By e-EPS. Published on 25 September 2014 in:
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Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array [ALMA], and many other telescopes on the ground and in space, an international team of astronomers obtained the best view yet of a collision that took place between two galaxies when the Universe was only half its current age. They enlisted the help of a galaxy-sized magnifying glass to reveal otherwise invisible detail. These new studies of the galaxy H-ATLAS J142935.3-002836 have shown that this complex and distant object looks like the well-known …

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ISCRA 2014

By Jorge Rivero González. Published on 25 October 2013 in:
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The 19th International School of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics [ISCRA 2014] will take place from 4-11 July 2014 in Erice, Italy. The theme of the school is “Exploring the High Energy Universe”.

The course, which is held biannually, will focus on high-energy processes in our universe made available through present and future experiments from both ground-based and space-based observatories. ISCRA 2014 is designed to provide an overview of the new findings in high-energy astrophysics and how this has affected our understanding of the…

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By e-EPS. Published on 25 June 2013 in:
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