Institute of Cosmos Sciences & Department of Quantum Physics and Astrophysics
University of Barcelona
The first training day of the course Activities with Medipix detectors to investigate Radiation in the classroom, (ADMIRA project) took place on the past Friday, January 10, at the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Physics.
At the end of the First World War, physicist Ernest Rutherford carried out a series of experiments consisting on bombing nitrogen atoms with alpha particles. He saw the appearance of a radiation which was less ionizing than those particles and with a greater range.
The night of October 22-23, 2019, a new instrument installed in a telescope in Arizona made its first light observation pointing its 5,000 eyes of optical spectra to the cosmos. The device, which will observe a record figure of galaxies and quasars, tested its unique vobservation of the Universe.
Astrophysicists point to a crack in the standard model of Cosmology. The precision of new observational results on the early and late Universe have increased and researchers suggest the requirement of new physics to fit the new data. This is the main conclusion of a study published in Nature Astronomy and signed by researchers from the University of Barcelona, the University of California (United States) and the Johns Hopkins University (Maryland, United States).
This course belongs to the ADMIRA project