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Most distant star ever seen

Nature Astronomy publishes a paper by a team - including Claudio Grillo, physicist at the University of Milan - announcing the discovery of the hot blue star “Icarus”, 9 billion light years away.

03 April 2018
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Letters from Nobel Laureates

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.

23 January 2018

ERC "DARKLIGHT" project led by Luigi Guzzo was concluded

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).

22 January 2018
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A quantum clustering transition

A simulation of a one-dimensional gas of bosons interacting by soft repulsive forces unveils a quantum phase transition triggered by cluster formation.

01 December 2017

Electromagnetic counterpart to gravitational wave emission detected

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.

17 October 2017

2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

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".

03 October 2017
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