EIROforum Press Releases
27 May 2011 - ESRF
New synchrotron technique could see hidden building blocks of life
Scientists from Finland and France have developed a new synchrotron X-ray technique that may revolutionise the chemical analysis of rare materials like meteoric rock samples or fossils. The results have been published on 29 May 2011 in Nature Materials as an advance online publication.
25 May 2011 - ESO
ESO's VLT Finds a Brilliant but Solitary Superstar
An extraordinarily bright isolated star has been found in a nearby galaxy - the star is three million times brighter than the Sun. All previous similar "superstars" were found in star clusters, but this brilliant beacon shines in solitary splendour. The origin of this star is mysterious: did it form in isolation or was it ejected from a cluster? Either option challenges astronomers’ understanding of star formation.
23 May 2011 - CERN
LHC Experiments Present New Results at Quark Matter 2011 Conference
The three LHC experiments that study lead ion collisions all presented their latest results today at the annual Quark Matter conference, held this year in Annecy, France.
19 May 2011 - ESO
Looking Deep into a Huge Storm on Saturn
ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has teamed up with NASA’s Cassini spacecraft to study a rare storm in the atmosphere of the planet Saturn in more detail than has ever been possible before. The new study by an international team will appear this week in the journal Science.
11 May 2011 - ILL
Grenoble NanoElectronics project selected - for benefit of EPN technology platform!
Good news for Grenoble! The "Institut de Recherche Technologique (IRT) NanoElectronique" project is one of the six national projects selected by the French government for funding within the IRT programme in the Grand Emprunt scheme. ESRF and ILL’s characterisation Technology Platform will be a direct beneficiary.
4 May 2011 - ESO
Two Views of a Lopsided Galaxy
The MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have captured two contrasting views of the asymmetric spiral galaxy of the Meathook Galaxy, or NGC 2442.
EIROforum Press Releases
ESRF, 3 December 2013
ESRF users: register now for the annual meeting!
The annual Users Meeting will be held in Grenoble from 3-5 February 2014
ESO, 3 December 2013
Planetarium and Visitor Centre Donated to ESO
The centre at the site of its Headquarters in Garching bei München, Germany, will be a magnificent showcase of astronomy for the public