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Sofia Maggioni won the “Milla Baldo Ceolin” prize

Our former master student Sofia Maggioni won the INFN prize “Milla Baldo Ceolin” for the best theses in the field of theoretical physics. Her master thesis was titled “Fully Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations of Spinning Massive Black Hole Binaries” and she worked under the supervision of Prof. Bruno Giacomazzo, Prof. Monica Colpi and Mr. Federico Cattorini.…
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26 July 2022 0

Bicocca Telescope now operational!

We are excited to announce that our new 40cm telescope is now operational! Sitting on the U9 terrace in Bicocca campus, this fully-robotic telescope is equipped with science grade instruments including an imaging camera, a spectrograph and a solar telescope. Check out this clip to know more about the telescope: Here is an image of…
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10 July 2022 0

Bicocca Astrophysics Day

On Friday July 1st, we had a wonderful day of celebration of astrophysics and science at the University of Milano Bicocca. A rich programme featured interactive activities to explore the structure of the Universe, a conversation between Prof. Giovanna Iannantuoni (rector of the University of Milano Bicocca) and Prof. Carlos Frenk (Odgen Professor of Fundamental…
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18 June 2022 0

Two research positions in new methods for science education applied to astrophysics   

We invite expressions of interest in two research positions of 3 years each, aimed at developing new methods for science education in universities, schools, and for the general public. The subject emphasis will be astrophysics.  Researchers engaged in this project will join a wider initiative across multiple departments in the Milano-Bicocca University and other universities and industries…
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19 May 2022 0

QUBIC, a new way to study the early universe

On Thursday 21 April, in a special issue of the journal “Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics”, eight articles signed by the international collaboration QUBIC (Q&U Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology), which is making a telescope in Argentina for the study of the early universe that will make use of an innovative technique. QUBIC, in fact,…
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27 April 2022 0

What Matter(s) Around Galaxies 2022 conference

Members of the Cosmic Structure group in the Astrophysics Unit will be hosting an international conference during the month of September 2022 in the Italian Alps. Over 120 delegates are confirmed to join the week-long meeting to discuss the importance of the so-called circumgalactic medium in shaping galaxy evolution and its relationship with the wider…
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22 April 2022 0

Call for PhD applications

The call for applications to the PhD programme for the academic year 2022/2023 is now online. The deadline to apply is May 20 2022. Instructions on how to apply can be found here.


22 April 2022 0

Long-Term Research Appointment in Computational Astrophysics

We invite expressions of interest for a 3+2 year research position in HPC applications to astrophysics. The deadline for applications is June 15 2022. The researcher will be appointed at the so-called “RTDA” level for 3 years. The contract can also be extended for 2 more years depending on funding availability.  The starting date is…
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21 April 2022 0

New Webpage

The webpage of the Astrophysics Unit has been renewed! News and updates on our research activities, outreach and other events will be posted here.


21 December 2021 0