Number of results: 44
Selected topics: Astronomy, astrophysics and space exploration
neue Teleskop Schaffhausen nacht
  • 06.09.2019
  • Platform NWR
  • News

Es werde Licht!

Ein spektakuläres Ereignis meldet die Naturforschende Gesellschaft Schaffhausen: Nach zweijähriger Vorbereitungsarbeit fällt am 9.9.19 das «First Light» in das neue Teleskop der Sternwarte Schaffhausen.
Plume Grand Duc - Prix Schläfli
  • 20.06.2019
  • News

Call Prix Schläfli 2020

The Prix Schläfli, one of the longest-running science prizes in Switzerland (since 1866), is awarded by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) to young scientists for excellent articles resulting from PhDs in each of the following natural science disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences and Astronomy.
Event Horizon Telescope
  • 15.04.2019
  • ANG
  • News

M87- Allererstes Foto eines schwarzen Loches

Das Projekt Event Horizon Telescope (EHT, dt. Ereignishorizont Teleskop) hat zum Ziel, die ersten Fotos der Umgebung der schwarzen Löcher M87* im Virgo-Cluster und Sgr A* (Sgr = Sagittarius = Schütze) im Zentrum der Milchstrasse zu machen.
ESA public survey on future space science 2019
  • 10.04.2019
  • ESA
  • News

Help shape ESA's space science programme

What do you think are the most important questions that ESA's future science missions should tackle? Now is your chance to tell us. Günther Hasinger, ESA Director of Science, is inviting the public to share their views on the questions that Voyage 2050, ESA's space science programme for the 2035-2050 time frame, should address. This public consultation opened in March and will run until the end of June.
Jürg Pfister, Secretary general of SCNAT
  • 28.03.2019
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • News

What large-scale research facilities does Switzerland need?

The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences have been requested by the Confederation to prepare roadmaps for research infrastructures for the various scientific fields. These roadmaps will provide a basis for decision-making on the allocation of federal funding for costly research facilities over the period 2025–2028. SCNAT is responsible for implementing this new procedure within the Swiss Academies, and Secretary General Jürg Pfister believes that it offers the scientific community an opportunity for wider involvement.
CHIPP Prize 2019
  • 15.02.2019
  • News

CHIPP Prize 2019 announcement

The CHIPP Prize is to reward annually the best PhD student in Experimental or Theoretical Particle Physics. In the evaluation, emphasis will be given to the quality of PhD scientific work and to its relevance within the student's research group, as well as to novel ideas brought up by the candidate.
  • 01.02.2019
  • News

Astroparticle Physics European Consortium (APPEC) elects the new Scientific Advisory Committee Chair and the new General Assembly Chair.

Professor Laura Baudis (U. Zurich) was elected Chair of the SAC by representatives of the member countries of the group which coordinates research in Astroparticle Physics in Europe. Professor Teresa Montaruli (U. Geneva) was elected Chair of the General Assembly.
Luftaufnahme des Fricktals im Kanton Aargau
  • 24.01.2019
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • Press release

SCNAT creates the largest knowledge network on the landscape

Sprawl, loss of landscape diversity and biodiversity, mountain landscapes marked by climate change: Starting in 2019, the Academy of Natural Sciences (SCNAT) is merging various of its activities in the new Landscape, Alps, Parks Forum. The goal is to better protect Switzerland's landscapes in collaboration with politics and society and to utilise and manage them more sustainably. This fusion will create the largest knowledge network in Switzerland on natural and cultural landscapes. Designated president is Felix Kienast of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL). Furthermore, new presidents are also being appointed in other SCNAT units.
Prof. Gustav Andreas Tammann (Uni. Basel) in 2006
  • 14.01.2019
  • News

Nachruf für Prof. Dr. Gustav Andreas Tammann (24.7.1932 – 6.1.2019)

Die Plattform MAP der Akademie der Naturwissenschaften (SCNAT) trauert um Gustav Andreas Tammann, einen bedeutenden Forscher auf dem Gebiet der extragalaktischen Astronomie und Kosmologie.
Nicolas Thomas, Leiter Physikalisches Institut Universität Bern
  • 21.09.2018
  • Platform MAP
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • News

«My fear is that the tasks are underestimated severely by Open Data advocats»

On the national and the international level science is pushing towards Open Data. As noble as the principle is, the challenges for scientists are immense. Nicolas Thomas, space scientist from the University of Bern, will talk at the event «Open Data and Data Management – Issues and Challenges» on 29 October in Bern.
XENON1T installation in the underground hall of Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso. The three storey building houses various auxiliary systems. The cryostat containing the LXeTPC is located inside the large water tank next to the building.
  • 28.05.2018
  • News
  • Press release

XENON1T probes deeper into Dark Matter WIMPs, with 1300 kg of cold Xe atoms

Results from XENON1T, the world’s largest and most sensitive detector dedicated to a direct search for Dark Matter in the form of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs), are reported today (Monday, 28th May) by the spokesperson, Prof. Elena Aprile of Columbia University, in a seminar at the hosting laboratory, the INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS), in Italy.
Extract from the computer simulation created by Dr. Joachim Stadel and other scientists from the University of Zurich: every yellow dot is a halo of dark matter in which a galaxy is embedded. The dark 'threads' are places in the universe with a high density of dark matter, while in the light spots ('voids') only few dark matter is present.
  • 26.04.2018
  • News

Measuring the Invisible Cosmos

In 2021, the European research satellite Euclid will be launched into space. With Euclid, scientists from Switzerland and 15 other countries want to gain a better understanding of dark matter and dark energy. These two 'things' fill large parts of the universe in the view of modern astronomy, but neither dark matter nor dark energy have been directly observed so far. Researchers at the University of Zurich have prepared a complex computer simulation of dark matter in preparation for the Euclid mission. This mission is of great interest not only to astronomers and astrophysicists but also to particle physicists since particle physics is on the quest for the discovery of the nature and structure of dark matter with its own experiments.
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