Archivio mensile: Febbraio 2015

Flavor and top physics @ 100 TeV

A 100 TeV collider will have the ability to probe directly our microscopic nature at distances well beyond that of the LHC or any other known experiment. It would thus become the most powerful microscope ever built. Furthermore, such a machine would be potentially capable of producing more than 1011 tops and an order of…

Quarks and Nuclear Physics

QNP2015 is the Seventh International Conference devoted to Quarks and Nuclear Physics. It is anticipated that QCD practitioners, both experimentalists and theorists, will gather at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, in Valparaíso, Chile during the week of March 2, 2015 to present and discuss the latest advances in the field. (altro…)

Extended Theories of Gravity

The cosmological constant and the physics behind dark energy that accelerates the expansion of the universe remain among the biggest mysteries in theoretical physics. An intriguing possibility is that these problems stem from extrapolating Einstein's General relativity from the Solar system to the far infrared cosmological scales. In the other extreme, at the ultraviolet regime…

Ground and space observatories: a joint venture to planetary science

Exploration of the Solar system and subsequent discoveries are made with planetary missions and ground-based observatories. These two means are complementary from each other, and even sometimes strategically linked as in the case of the Deep Impact mission. Dedicated ground-based observation campaigns in support of planetary missions, as for Cassini-Huygens and Venus Express, have been…

UY Scuti, la stella più grande?

L'Universo è un luogo talmente grande che è facile rimanere confusi dalle misure che eseguono gli astronomi. Ad esempio, le dimensioni di UY Scuti, situata nella costellazione dello Scudo a circa 9460 anni luce, forse la più grande che conosciamo, sono davvero inimmaginabili. (altro…)