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.
With the end of the project fast approaching (October 31st, 2017), most of the Darklight team (including ex-fellows) will meet from September 4th until September 6th in Milan at the Department of Physics (UNIMI), to discuss the results of the research carried out in the last five years thanks to the ERC grant and to plan future developments.
The Italian Astronomical Society has awarded our PhD student Giovanni Dipierro with the "Pietro Tacchini" Award for the best PhD Thesis in Astrophysics for 2017.
The prestigious SIF prize has been awarded for 2017 to Gianpaolo Bellini, Venya Berezinski, and Till Kirsteen for their contributions in neutrino Physics and Astrophysics.
A recent work of L. Seveso et al (Quantum Technology Lab @ UniMI) is on the cover of Journal of Physics A. The paper is about the dynamics several physical systems at the interface between quantum mechanics and gravity, used to evaluate the ultimate limits to mass sensing precision in a gravitational field.