Achievements

15. JAN
2019
The signature of the agreement between the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO) on December 19, 2018, in Santiago de Chile, eliminated the last formal obstacle to the construction of the South CTA observatory in the Chilean Atacama desert.
29. NOV
2018
In a research, performed by the Fermi LAT collaboration, with participation from Dr. Gabrijela Zaharijas, from the Centre for Astrophysics and Cosmology at the University of Nova Gorica, scientists used gamma rays to measure the total amount of starlight produced over the last 90% of the Universes history (last 12 billion years).
11. OCT
2018
A Caltech-led team of researchers that included a researcher from the Center for Astrophysics and Cosmology of the University of Nova Gorica Dr. Tanja Petrushevska, has observed the peculiar death of a massive star that exploded in a surprisingly faint and rapidly fading supernova.
12. JUL
2018
About 4 billion years ago, a super-massive black hole in the heart of a distant galaxy erupted a stream of extremely energetic particles in the direction of Earth. Now, an international team of researchers, including also a researcher from University of Nova Gorica, has revealed how one of these particles, elusive neutrinos, was detected and, with the help of NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, linked back to its likely source.
13. FEB
2018
Every year, the scientific magazine Physics World, one of the key journals in the field of physics, covering all the areas of physics, issues a list of “Top 10 breakthroughs in Physics”.
10. JAN
2018
4. DEC
2017
At its regular meeting on 14 November 2017, the Council of the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO), responsible for construction and operation of the observatory for cosmic high-energy gamma-ray observation, adopted Slovenia as one of its shareholder countries.
18. OCT
2017
The scientists of the LIGO and Virgo collaborations and around 70 observatories around the world, including Slovene researchers, published an important finding in the field of gravitational waves.
22. SEP
2017
Today (22 September 2017) the scientists of the international Pierre Auger Collaboration published their research findings showing that cosmic particles with a million times higher energies than the energy of proton in the large hadron collider originate outside of our galaxy. The results were published in the prestigious scientific journal Science. The research team included Slovene researchers from the University of Nova Gorica and the Jožef Stefan Institute.