L’Astronomia alle frontiere della Scienza

L’Astronomia alle frontiere della Scienza

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L’astronomia è, per sua natura, una materia di studio interdisciplinare perchè coinvolge la matematica, la fisica, la chimica e la biologia. Gli astronomi utilizzano, e spesso sviluppano, la tecnologia più recente, i computer più veloci e i programmi più sofisticati. Nel libro che mi piace suggerire oggi, Astronomy at the Frontiers of Science, edito da Springer, ventidue eminenti scienziati di…

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Magnetism and Variability in O stars

Magnetism and Variability in O stars

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For more than 30 years, spectroscopic observations from space have shown that wind variability in massive OB stars is a widespread phenomenon. This variability is not strictly periodic, but cyclic (like sunspots) with a dominant quasi period that scales with the estimated rotation period. The underlying cause or trigger of this variability is not known. The major time-variable wind features…

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IAU Symposium 313: “Extragalactic jets from every angle”

IAU Symposium 313: “Extragalactic jets from every angle”

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Jets appear in a wide range of astrophysical sources. In extragalactic systems, they signal accretion onto a supermassive black hole, providing unique testbeds in which to probe an array of fundamental physics processes. Over the past decade, major advances have been made in understanding jets due to the advent of an unprecedented number of space- and ground-based telescopes covering the entire…

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The 10° INTEGRAL Workshop “A Synergistic View of the High Energy Sky”

The 10° INTEGRAL Workshop “A Synergistic View of the High Energy Sky”

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The goal of this workshopis to present and discuss (via invited and contributed talks and posters) the latest results obtained in the field of high-energy astrophysics using the International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory INTEGRAL, and place these results in the context of other operational space-based missions, such as Swift, Fermi, AGILE, NuSTAR, and Maxi as well as ground-based VHE…

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