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The 6th East Asia VLBI Workshop 2013

The 6th East Asia VLBI Workshop 2013

The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute is pleased to host the 6th East Asia VLBI workshop 2013. It will be held in Jeju Island, the biggest and most beautiful island in Korea. Compared with western countries, there have been quite active VLBI (Very Long Baseline Interferometry) activities in East Asia for the last couple of…

Galaxies within the Cosmic Web

Galaxies within the Cosmic Web

The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP) at the University of Chicago will host "Galaxies within the Cosmic Web" workshop on June 17-21, 2013. The workshop will be held in the lecture hall 120 in the Kersten Physics Teaching Center (KPTC) on the University of Chicago campus. During the last thirty years, studies of structure formation have played a key…

The Next Decade of Weak Lensing Science

The Next Decade of Weak Lensing Science

The scientific promise of weak gravitational lensing (WL) has inspired a number of very ambitious observational programs starting in 2012/2013 (KIDS, Pan-STARRS, HSC, DES), and several more to begin in about a decade from now (LSST, Euclid). These surveys will cover an order of magnitude more sky area than most existing ones (thousands of square…

Cosmic Dawn

Cosmic Dawn

The aim of the workshop is to have focused discussions on the latest developments regarding our understanding of the formation and evolution of the first galaxies and structures in the Universe. We intend to centre our discussions on:  Formation, growth and properties of the first galaxies  The formation and growth of seed black holes and the impact of…

Svelando i segreti dell’Universo ‘invisibile’

Nel libro che mi piace segnalare oggi, Heart of Darkness: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Invisible Universe, edito dalla Princeton University Press, gli autori Jeremiah P. Ostriker e Simon Mitton descrivono l'incredibile saga che gli scienziati stanno affrontando per svelare i segreti più profondi dell'Universo. Nel corso degli ultimi trent'anni, gli scienziati hanno scoperto che due componenti di cui ignoriamo…

G2 could reveal galactic ‘intermediate sized’ black holes

Un gruppo di ricercatori della Columbia University hanno pubblicato un articolo su Physical Review Letters in cui viene suggerito che il moto della nube di gas "G2", che si trova nelle vicinanze del centro galattico, possa rivelare dei buchi neri che non sono stati ancora identificati. Inoltre, si ritiene che il moto della nube possa portare ad…