Archive for October, 2017

The first neutron star merger

By grigoris | Filed in Astronomy

A new era, of multi-messenger astronomy (combining gravitational waves, particles, photons), has been born today. LIGO/VIRGO plus 70 teams around the world announced the first detection of colliding neutron stars, which means that a gravitational wave detection (GW170817) triggered the observations using almost everything available (from gamma rays to radio wavelengths) that identify and follow […]

The last day at Valparaiso

By grigoris | Filed in Astronomy

I think it had everything: – waking up early to go to the bank, – then go to the university and finalize some aspects of my talk (as a final contribution), – go for lunch with the whole group, – return to the university, – to say goodbye to people, – do the presentation, – […]

Every Monday the IFA-UV organizes a meeting that starts with a short (or longer) presentation of 20 mins. The whole process requires the active participation by the students to present the speaker, control, the discussion, while there is also a feedback given by the audience to the speaker. This is a great opportunity for the […]