Category: Announcements

Milano-Bicocca plays key role in first evidence for nanoherz gravitational waves

A group of astrophysicists at Milano-Bicocca, led by Alberto Sesana, has contributed to the first evidence of nanoherz gravitational waves! On June 29th, 2023, the European Pulsar Timing Array (EPTA) reported for the first time a 3 to 4 sigma evidence for a low-frequency gravitational wave background. The ERC group coordinated by Alberto Sesana is heavily involved in the…
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1 July 2023 0

BiCoQ: a new research centre for quantitative cosmology

The Bicocca Centre for Quantitative Cosmology (BiCoQ) is a new research centre within the Department of Physics “G. Occhialini” of the University of Milano-Bicocca, which is devoted to the study of the nature of matter, gravity, and energy in our Cosmos. Astrophysicists at Milano-Bicocca will work in close collaboration with particle physics and theory colleagues…
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19 June 2023 0

Un nuovo sguardo sul cielo di Milano

Progetti di scienza partecipata per il pubblico e le scuole. Con il progetto “Un nuovo sguardo sul cielo di Milano” proponiamo un’esperienza originale per conoscere le bellezze del cielo. Con il naso all’insù, non solo per ammirare ma, soprattutto, per comprendere i fenomeni celesti. Un progetto aperto a tutti, piccoli e grandi, perché non è…
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15 May 2023 0

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

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

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