The second Gaia data release contains the identification of some 150000 low-mass rotational modulation variable candidates on (or close to) the H-burning main sequence, together with their rotation period and modulation amplitude, which represents the largest catalogue of this kind ever.
This year 2019 the #DFA will again open its doors to visitors.
Within the science dissemination program of the Catania Chapter of EPS Young Minds, on January 10 gennaio, 2019, at 13:10, in Aula B (#DFA), Dr Alessio Spariggio Cardillo (Department of Engineering Mathematics, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK) will deliver a seminar entitled Complex networks: structure and dynamics. Everyone (especially BSc and MSc students in Physics) are warmly invited to attend.
Understanding the interior composition of neutron stars (NS) is an important goal of astrophysics and fundamental physics. The detection by the LIGO/Virgo observatories of gravitational waves (GW) from a coalescing NS binary system, offers a novel opportunity to directly probe the properties of matter at extreme conditions. The theoretical modelling of the equation of state will be discussed on the basis of many-body theory, laboratory experiments and GW observations.
On Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 12:00 noon in Aula Magna we shall exchange the traditional Christmas greetings. The Directors of all the research institutions (Sezione INFN, LNS, INAF, CNR e CSFNSM) operating within the DFA will also be present. During the event, the 2018 Giordano and Raciti Awards will be given to their respective winners. After the event, we shall have a toast together.