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Target Conference: Probing Big Data for Answers

Target Conference: Probing Big Data for Answers

The Target consortium is happy to annouce its first conference that will take place between 3rd and 5th of April, 2013 near the scenic town of Groningen. Conference sessions and events will run from the afternoon of April 3 rd until noon on April 5th. The Target Conference will provide an excellent opportunity to bring together key national players in…

From Stars to Life

From Stars to Life

From Stars to Life - Connecting our understanding of star formation, planet formation, astrochemistry and astrobiology. Science topics: Star Formation (including isolated and clustered star formation), Circumstellar Disks, Planet Formation, Exoplanets (including search and characterization), Solar System constraints, Astrochemistry, Prebiotic Chemistry. We would like to understand the physical and chemical processes that lead to habitable planet formation, starting…

Spectral/timing properties of accreting objects: from X-ray binaries to AGN

Spectral/timing properties of accreting objects: from X-ray binaries to AGN

"Spectral/timing properties of accreting objects: from X-ray binaries to AGN" is a 3-day workshop to be held at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in April 2013. The aim of the workshop is to review the current understanding of the physics of accretion onto compact objects across the full range of masses, by bringing together young and…

ESLAB 2013: The Universe as seen by Planck

ESLAB 2013: The Universe as seen by Planck

The objective of the conference is to present and discuss the initial science results from Planck, ESA’s mission to map the anisotropies of the Cosmic Microwave Background. It is the first scientific forum where these results will be addressed, following Planck’s first major release of data products and scientific papers in early 2013. It will cover…

La ricerca di nuovi modelli per spiegare i quasar

Un professore di astrofisica presso l’Università della California a Santa Barbara, Robert Antonucci, spiega in un articolo apparso su Nature come sia arrivata la necessità di sviluppare nuovi modelli per descrivere più in dettaglio il fenomeno delle radiosorgenti quasi-stellari, meglio note come quasar. Dopo oltre cinquant’anni di studi, questo meccanismo che genera una enorme quantità…