Center for Astrophysics and Cosmology

Grants and Networks

National Grants funded by Slovenian Research Agency

Research Program

  • P1-0031 Astroparticle Physics, (2015-2021), PI: prof. dr. Samo Stanič

Infrastructure Program

Research Projects

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

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

Involvement in academic networking

through School of Science and Graduate School

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