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Scientific evenings


6. August 2019
The world-renowned Oxford University Press has published a second book by our faculty member Prof. Dr. Tanja Pipan
Ten years after her first book was published by this very publisher, Prof. Dr. Tanja Pipan, a faculty member of the University of Nova Gorica and a collaborator at the Karst Research Institute at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Postojna, published her second monograph with Oxford University Press.
10. May 2019
Researchers of the University of Nova Gorica played an important role in the development of an x-ray free-electron laser
A fully coherent source of intense soft x-ray pulses
8. May 2019
The Signing of the Contract on the Selling of Patent Rights of the University of Nova Gorica to the CES Institute (The Institute of Science and Technology)
Today the Rector of the University of Nova Gorica, Prof. Dr. Danilo Zavrtanik and the Head of the CES Institute (The Institute of Science and Technology), Nina Gramc (holding a Master’s degree in engineering) signed the contract on the basis of which the University of Nova Gorica sold its patent rights for the “Procedure for storing electrical energy in solid state” to the CES Institute (The Institute of Science and Technology).
15. January 2019
Construction of the largest observatory for high-energy gamma light astronomy, the Cherenkov Telescope Array, will begin in 2020 in Chile and La Palma
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. November 2018
Fermi Satellite Team Traces the History of Starlight Across the Cosmic history
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. October 2018
The death of a massive star and the birth of a compact neutron star binary
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. July 2018
NASA’s Fermi Mission Identifies Black Hole that Launched a Cosmic Neutrino
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. February 2018
The researchers at the University of Nova Gorica participated in two breakthrough achievements in Physics in 2017
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. January 2018
Article by linguists from the University of Nova Gorica published in a very influential journal
Hierarchic structure versus distance in a linear order
4. December 2017
Slovenia becomes a shareholder of the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) for observation of high-energy cosmic gamma rays
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. October 2017
Important discovery in gravitational astronomy
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. September 2017
Ultra-high-energy cosmic particles originate beyond our galaxy
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.
23. August 2017
High impact on future research directions also by our investigations in the field of photothermal spectroscopy
The letter “Optimized frequency dependent photothermal beam deflection spectroscopy”, published by the co-workers of Laboratory for Environmental and Life Sciences Prof. Dr. Dorota Korte and Prof. Dr. Mladen Franko with co-authors in Laser Physics Letters, was chosen by the publisher in his Editorial "Highlights of 2016", as one of the three contributions with most impact in the field of Laser spectroscopy.
18. August 2016
Time-dependence measurements of photoconductivity crucial for the new type of organic optical components
The scientists of University of Nova Gorica accomplished experiments, which conducted to an article in Nature Nanotechnology
22. June 2016
A Breakthrough in Organic Electronics: all-organic, flexible optical memory devices
Scientists from The University of Nova Gorica are at the top of world’s research in the field of organic electronics