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Category: Gamma-ray Astronomy, News, Top News

The analysis of observational data in gamma-ray astronomy requires specialised analysis methods and software to reach the highest possible sensitivity in the presence of the background ’noise’ of charged cosmic rays. Traditionally both the data and corresponding analysis software belonged to the col...

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During a week-long sea campaign, 8 — 14 April 2021, the KM3NeT Collaboration upgraded the neutrino telescope KM3NeT/ARCA to six functional detection units. The optical modules for one of the detection units, equipped with ultra-sensitive light sensors, were built at ECAP by Oleg Kalekin and hi...

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Congratulations to Manuel Meyer for winning a Starting Grant from the European Research Commission on “Searching for axion and axion-like-particle dark matter in the laboratory and with high-energy astrophysical observations”. Manuel will start his group at the University of Hamburg in J...

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In April 2019, scientists released the first image of a black hole in the galaxy M87 using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). However, that remarkable achievement was just the beginning of the science story to be told. Astrophysicists from ECAP contributed to this global effort. Data from 19 observa...

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During the next few weeks, ECAP will be hosting a series of talks on the physics of gravity in extreme environments. Distinguished speakers will be presenting about the exploration of gravity with future instruments and its relation to multi-messenger observations. The presentations will take place ...

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Gigantic hot gas structures are probably due to shock waves generated by past energetic activity Astronomers have detected a remarkable new feature in the first all-sky survey map produced by the eROSITA X-ray telescope on SRG: a huge circular structure of hot gas below the plane of the Milky Way...

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The shell of the ECAP Laboratoryhas been completed. After around eleven months of construction, the invited guests celebrated the topping-out ceremony together with Bavaria’s State Secretary in the Bavarian State Ministry for Housing, Building and Transport, Klaus Holetschek and Bavaria’...