Some of the latest news from the EIROs
CERN, 18 September 2014 CERN and APS announce partnership for Open Access The American Physical Society (APS) and The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) jointly announce a partnership to make all CERN-authored articles published in the APS journal collection to be Open Access. Articles in APS' Physical Review Letters, Physical Review D, and Physical Review C in 2015 and 2016 will be covered by this agreement.
CERN, 18 September 2014 Latest measurements from the AMS experiment unveil new territories in the flux of cosmic rays The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) collaboration has today presented its latest results. These are based on the analysis of 41 billion particles detected with the space-based AMS detector aboard the International Space Station. The results, presented during a seminar at CERN, provide new insights into the nature of the mysterious excess of positrons observed in the flux of cosmic rays.
ESO, 17 September 2014 Violent Origins of Disc Galaxies Probed by ALMA For decades scientists have believed that galaxy mergers usually result in the formation of elliptical galaxies. Now, for the the first time, researchers using ALMA and a host of other radio telescopes have found direct evidence that merging galaxies can instead form disc galaxies, and that this outcome is in fact quite common.
ESA, 15 September 2014 'J' marks the spot for Rosetta's lander Rosetta's lander Philae will target Site J, an intriguing region on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk to the lander compared to the other candidate sites.
EMBL, 11 September 2014 From worm muscle to spinal discs Thoughts of the family tree may not be uppermost in the mind of a person suffering from a slipped disc, but those spinal discs provide a window into our evolutionary past. They are remnants of the first vertebrate skeleton, whose origins now appear to be older than had been assumed.
ESO, 10 September 2014 This Star Cluster Is Not What It Seems This new image from the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile shows a vast collection of stars, the globular cluster Messier 54. This cluster looks very similar to many others but it has a secret. Messier 54 doesn’t belong to the Milky Way, but is part of a small satellite galaxy, the Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy.
ESO, 3 September 2014 Cosmic Forecast: Dark Clouds Will Give Way to Sunshine Lupus 4, a spider-shaped blob of gas and dust, blots out background stars like a dark cloud on a moonless night in this intriguing new image. Although gloomy for now, dense pockets of material within clouds such as Lupus 4 are where new stars form and where they will later burst into radiant life.
EUROfusion, 2 September 2014 First diploma of the 2-year Master in Fusion Science and Technology at TU/e Monday 25th of August 2014 saw the award of the very first diploma of the new MSc programme Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion, at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), the Netherlands. The proud recipient was Kevin Verhaegh.
CERN, 1 September 2014 A September packed with events to celebrate CERN’s 60th anniversary On 29 September 1954, the CERN Convention entered into force, officially establishing the European Organization for Nuclear Research with 12 European member states. Now the world's biggest particle physics laboratory, CERN is celebrating “60 years of science for peace” with an official ceremony and several public events taking place throughout September.
ESO, 26 August 2014 Best View Yet of Merging Galaxies in Distant Universe Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), and many other telescopes on the ground and in space, an international team of astronomers has obtained the best view yet of a collision that took place between two galaxies when the Universe was only half its current age.