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Explosive Transients: Lighthouses of the Universe

Explosive Transients: Lighthouses of the Universe

The first combined Swift/Fermi/NuSTAR conference covering recent advances in observations and theory of explosive transients in high-energy astrophysics (HEA). The conference follows previous combined Fermi/Swift meetings, and now includes the NuSTAR mission and covers a largely expanded HEA scientific area, including Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs), Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), Magnetars, Galactic and extragalactic X-ray transients, Black-Hole transients,…

Trouble with math as the 'language' of Nature

Galileo sosteneva che la matematica fosse il "linguaggio" dell'Universo. Di fatto, ancora oggi scienziati ed ingegneri parlano spesso dell'eleganza delle equazioni matematiche che vengono utilizzate per descrivere i fenomeni naturali. Ma è proprio così? E' possibile che il mondo fisico segua in maniera naturale le regole della matematica come una sorta di "madre lingua"? Questo punto…

Looking for 'new physics' in the Universe

Con il termine "nuova fisica" si intende un nuovo campo di ricerca che tenta di spiegare quei fenomeni della natura che i fisici non sono ancora in grado di descrivere. Oggi, sta prendendo piede sempre più l'idea in base alla quale l'Universo può essere caratterizzato da una struttura diversa rispetto a quanto previsto dagli attuali…

SCIENCE OPERATIONS 2013 "Working Together in Support of Science"

SCIENCE OPERATIONS 2013 "Working Together in Support of Science"

The European Space Astronomy Centre, (ESAC) in collaboration with the European Southern Observatory (ESO), have the pleasure of announcing the science operations conference SCIOPS 2013. The objective of SCIOPS 2013 is to present and discuss the various approaches to science operations in spacecraft missions and ground-based facilities for Astronomy and Solar System Science. Thereby, we…

CASPAR 2013 : Cosmic-rays Acceleration, Sources and Propagation A Rendez-vous

CASPAR 2013 : Cosmic-rays Acceleration, Sources and Propagation A Rendez-vous

Main topics of the workshop: Sources of Galactic and Extra-galactic cosmic rays Acceleration of cosmic rays Propagation of cosmic rays Gamma-ray astronomy Cosmic ray anisotropy: observations and interpretation Models of the Galactic and InterGalactic magnetic field Indirect Dark Matter searches Observations of the Extragalactic Background Light

Fifty Years of Quasars: A Symposium in Honor of Maarten Schmidt

Fifty Years of Quasars: A Symposium in Honor of Maarten Schmidt

Fifty years ago, the discovery of quasars transformed astronomy. Studies of quasars and other active galactic nuclei still are a major, vibrant, and developing part of astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology. This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this discovery, and honor Maarten Schmidt, whose insight into the nature of quasar spectra was a decisive…