Center for Astrophysics and Cosmology

Grants and Networks

International Grants and Networks

Horizon 2020 Grants

  • H2020-SPACE-2018-2020: “High Energy Rapid Modular Ensemble of Satellites, Scientific Pathfinder (HERMES)”, coordinator INAF, Italy, Slovenian PI Andreja Gomboc. HERMES Scientific Pathfinder (HERMES-SP) is a mission concept based on a constellation of nano-satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO), hosting new miniaturized detectors to probe the X-ray temporal emission of bright high- energy transients such as Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRB) and the electromagnetic counterparts of Gravitational Wave Events (GWE)

European Space Agency (ESA) Prodex Project

  • “Gaia Transients” (2018 – 2020), PI: Prof. A. Gomboc. The aims of the project are to evaluate performance of the current Science Alerts pipeline used for triggering on transient objects detected by the ESA’s satellite Gaia, and following that develop and test new, advanced identification and classification methods and algorithms

EU COST Actions

The International Doctorate Network in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology (IDPASC)

Central European Exchange Program for University Studies (CEEPUS) Networks

  • “Multi-messenger Astrophysics in Central Europe (CIII-SI-1314-01-1819) – Astro.CE,” established in 2018, PI: G. Zaharijaš

National Grants

Research Programs

  • Astroparticle Physics, (2015-2020); funded by Slovenian Research Agency, PI: prof. dr. Danilo Zavrtanik

Infrastructure Programs

Research Projects

  • Astrophysics of Transients in the Era of AllSky Surveys (2017-2020); funded by Slovenian Research Agency, PI: prof. dr. Andreja Gomboc
  • New detectors and techniques for remote sensing of atmospheric properties for Cherenkov telescopes (2018-2021); funded by Slovenian Research Agency, PI: Prof. Samo Stanič

Bilateral Projects

  • BI-US/19-20-017: Unveiling the nature of the dark matter with a novel strategy: search for short gamma-ray bursts from supernovae induced by axionlike particles; 1.1.2019 to 31.12.2020; Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford University, US; Program coordinator: dr. Tanja Petrushevska, Program coordinator in USA: Dr. Manuel Meyer
  • BI-US/18-20-074: Gamma ray emission from the centre of our Galaxy: testing a hint of dark matter discovery with complementary observations; 1.1.2019 to 31.12.2020; Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, US; Program coordinator: dr. Gabrijela Zaharijaš, Program coordinator in USA: Dr. Dan Hooper
  • BI-US/18-19-059; Stellar Homicide: The Forensics of Tidal Disruption; 1.1.2018 to 31.12.2019; University of California Santa Cruz; Program Coordinator: prof. dr. Andreja Gomboc; Program Coordinator in USA: dr. Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz
  • BI-FR-PROTEUS/17-18-003, Disentangling Dark Matter signals and Milky Way’s black hole past activity from diffuse gamma ray interstellar emission, 1.1.2017 to 31.12.2018; CEA/Saclay; Program Coordinator: doc. dr. Gabrijela Zaharijaš; Program Coordinator in France: Jean-Marc Casandjian

Recent National Grants

  • Detectablity of GRBs at the Pierre Auger Observatory (2017-2019); funded by Slovenian Research Agency, postdoctoral project, PI: doc. dr. Lili Yang
  • BI-RS/16-17-035; Milky Way diffuse emission: a closer look at the emission from milli­second pulsars and its impact on dark matter signal searches (1.1.2016 – 31.12.2017); University of Novi Sad; Program Coordinator: doc. dr. Gabrijela Zaharijaš; Program Coordinator in Srbija: Tijana Prodanovic