The Workshop takes place in Bormio, Italy, from 19 to 24 February 2018. The meeting is jointly organized by Università degli Studi di Milano and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (sez. Milano), with the local organizers Angela Bracco, Franco Camera, Gianluca Colò and Silvia Leoni.
At the beginning of January, tidying up a bookcase in the Department of Physics, one of our students found out some documents regarding outstanding scientists of the past. This piece of news aroused the curiosity of a journalist and a piece was published on Corriere della Sera last January 19.
At the end of 2017, the Darklight project led by Luigi Guzzo, Professor of Cosmology in this Department, was officially concluded. The project has been supported by a 1.7 million euro Advanced Research Grant awarded in 2012 by the European Research Council (ERC).
A simulation of a one-dimensional gas of bosons interacting by soft repulsive forces unveils a quantum phase transition triggered by cluster formation.
The list of the best communications presented to the conference of the Italian Physical Society (SIF) held on Sept. 2017 has been published. First prize in Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics to our Ph.D. student Alessia Murrone, and other special mentions to activities of our Department.
On the 16th of October 2017 two press conferences have announced an historical discovery: the simultaneous detection of gravitational waves and electromagnetic waves from a gamma-ray burst. The event, caused by the merger of two neutron stars, marks the beginning of a new era: the era of gravitational wave astronomy.
The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves".
On October 1st the N3PDF project was launched. The project is funded for five years through an Advanced Grant of 1.6 million euros of the European Research Council with PI our Department's professor.
Published on Science the most recent Auger result on Cosmic Rays Anisotropy. It clearly indicates the extra-galactic origin of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays.