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Guest Seminars (since Jan 2010)
Mon May 18, 2015 (11:30, INAF-OACt classroom Ovest) Dr. Mario Melita
Institute of Astronomy and Space Physics (CONICET-UBA) Buenos Aires. Argentina
The colors of objects in the outer solar system:
Cosmic radiation and Physical collisions
Thu April 16, 2015 (11:30, INAF-OACt classroom Ovest) Tim Morris
School of Physics and Astronomy, Southampton University, UK
Dark energy from inhomogeneities in R2 gravity
Wed Apr 8, 2015 (11:30, INAF-OACt classroom Ovest) Sarah Sonnett, JPL Pasadena, USA Binary Asteroids
Tue Mar 3, 2015 (11:30, INAF-OACt classroom Ovest) Paola Modica
Univ. Paris-Sud, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay, France
Amino acids in laboratory organic residues: relevance to prebiotic chemistry in the Solar System
Mon Feb 2, 2015 (12:00, INAF-OACt classroom Ovest) Angela Mangano
INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania
Storia di Azeglio Bemporad: astronomo, poeta, ebreo
Mon Jan 12, 2015 (11:30, INAF-OACt classroom Ovest) Vinicius Bordalo Schmidt Marques
Observatorio Nacional do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Energetic processing of ices: Experiments and astrochemical relevance
Mon Sep 22, 2014 (11:30, INAF-OACt classroom Ovest) Cesare Barbieri
Università di Padova
Missione Rosetta: ultimi sviluppi e recenti risultati scientifici
Wed July 16, 2014 (11:30, INAF-OACt classroom Ovest) Cosimo Inserra
School of Maths and Physics, Queenʹs University Belfast
Super Luminous Supernovae
Tue July 01, 2014 (11:30, INAF-OACt classroom Ovest) Angelo Adamo
INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania
INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Bologna
Dove i telescopi ancora non vedono
Friday June 27, 2014 (11:30, INAF-OACt classroom Ovest) Filomena Bufano,
FONDECYT Post-Doc Fellow
Unveiling the final stages of massive stars evolution through SN studies
Jan. 29th, 2013 (11:30, INAF-OACt classroom Ovest) Prof. Lucia Marinangeli
Int'l Research School of Planetary Sciences (IRSPS)
Dip. di Scienze Psicologiche, Umanistiche e del Territorio (DISPUTer)
Sezione di Geologia e Archeologia Università G. d'Annunzio
Sviluppo e test di un prototipo per diffrattometria e fluorescenza a raggi X per la missione ESA ExoMars.
Oct. 5th, 2012 (18:00, Auditorium Città della Scienza, Catania) Dr. Favata Fabio
Astrophysics Division, European Space Agency
Il programma scientifico dell'Agenzia Spaziale Europea
Mar. 14th, 2012 (11:00, classroom Ovest) Dr. Cosimo Inserra
INAF-Catania Astrophysical Observatory
PESSTO, a new window on the Transient Universe
Feb. 15th , 2012 (11:30, classroom Ovest) Prof. Maurizio Salaris,
Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University
The abundance of Lithium in Halo stars: a challenge for Big Bang nucleosynthesis or stellar evolution?
Feb. 8th, 2012 (11:30, classroom Ovest) Dott. Marco Giuranna,
INAF-IFSI Roma
Microphysical State and Chemical Composition
of Planetary Icy Surfaces
Dec 21th, 2011 (11:30, classroom Ovest) Sergio Ioppolo
Leiden Observatory (NL)
Surface formation routes of interstellar molecules
Nov 4th, 2011 (11:30, classroom Ovest) Dr. Giorgio Fallica
ST Microelectronics, Catania
Il progetto PON Portale per il contrasto del contrabbando di materiale fissile nucleare
Oct 26th, 2011 (11:30, classroom Ovest) Angelo Adamo
INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania
Storie di Soli e di Lune - racconti di sogni, racconti di scienza Un modo per dirsi arrivederci
Oct 6th, 2011 (10:00, classroom Ovest) Dr. Joanna Molenda Zakowicz
University of Wroclaw (Poland)
Kepler mission: new discoveries, new opportunities
Sep 20th, 2011 (10:30, classroom Ovest) Dr. Ray Norris
CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science, Sydney, Australia
ASKAP and EMU
Sep 16th, 2011 (10:30, classroom Ovest) M. Mao
University of Tasmania
Cosmic Evolution of Radio Sources in ATLAS
Jun 28th, 2011 (11:30, classroom Ovest) Farahjabeen Islam
INAF-Ossservatorio Astrofisico di Catania
The Formation of Molecular Hydrogen in the Interstellar Medium
Jun 23th, 2011 (11:30, classroom Ovest) Sergio Molinari
INAF-IFSI-Roma
A new Milky Way as seen by Herschel
Jun 22th, 2011 (11:30, classroom Ovest) Yuri Gusev
Theory Department, Lebedev Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia
Recent Advances in Quantum Cosmology
Jun 10th, 2011 (10:00, classroom Ovest) M. Bartolini[1], S. Pluchino[2], F. Schilliro'[2]
[1] INAF-IRA, Radiotelescopi di Medicina (Bo) [2] INAF-IRA, Stazione VLBI di Noto (Sr)
Una nuova generazione di digital backends per la radioastronomia
Mar 25th, 2011 (11:30, classroom Ovest) Cecilia Ceccarelli
Institute de Planetologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble, France
Star formation: news from Herschel spectroscopy
Mar 16Th, 2011 (11:45, classroom Ovest) Fabio Del Sordo
NORDITA Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stockholm University,
Vorticity and magnetic helicity in the context of astrophysical dynamos
Mar 2nd, 2011 (16:00, classroom Ovest) Dr. Hermann Rothard
Centre de Recherche sur les Ions, les Matériaux et la Photonique, CIMAP-Ganil, CAEN, France,
From Ionization to sputtering: radiation effects in insulators (cristals, ices, polymers)
Feb 23th, 2011 (11:30, classroom Ovest) Jeremie Boissier
Italian ALMA Regional Center, Bologna,
The study of comets in millimeter interferometry
Dec 16th, 2010 (11:30, classroom Ovest) H.-E. Froehlich
AIP, Potsdam,
Bayesian inference: parameter estimation and model selection
Oct 13th, 2010 (11:30, classroom Ovest) Prof. Nino Panagia
Astronomer Emeritus Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, USA,
Primordial Galaxy Formation and Reionization of the Universe
Sep 17th, 2010 (11:00, classroom Ovest) Prof. Dr. Jörg Büchner
Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung Katlenburg-Lindau Germany
What is driving the Solar atmosphere? RHMD and kinetic simulation results
Jul 16th, 2010 (11:00, classroom Ovest) Prof. F. Riggi
Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia Universita' di Catania
Radiazioni cosmiche di energia estrema. Aspetti scientifici didattici del Progetto EEE
Jul 8th, 2010 (11:00, classroom Ovest) Amir Ghalee
University of Tehran
Inflation in the Asymptotically Safe Scenario
Jun 29th, 2010 (11:30, classroom Ovest) Marilena Mierla
Royal Observatory of Belgium
On the 3D Reconstruction of Coronal Mass Ejections
Jun 9th, 2010 (11:30, classroom Ovest) Robert Laing
ALMA Instrument Scientist, ESO
Observing the Cool Universe
Jun 1st, 2010 (11:30, classroom Ovest) Dr. Aldo Stefano Bonomo
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania
Transiting planets from the CoRoT space mission: the hot sub-Saturn CoRoT-8b, the temperate Jupiter-like CoRoT-9b and the eccentric giant planet CoRoT-10b
May 19, 2010 (11:30, classroom Ovest) Prof. Nino Panagia
Space Telescope Science Institute Baltimore, MD , USA
Studio delle popolazioni stellari nel gruppo locale: recenti risultati da HST-WFC3
May 4, 2010 (11:30, classroom Ovest) Dott. Piero Salinari
INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Italy
Problemi e prospettive del Solare Termodinamico
Apr 26 2010 (11:30, classroom Ovest) Dr. Thomas B. McCord
The Bear Fight Center Winthrop WA, USA
Chandrayaan-1 M3 results: water on the Moon?
Apr 14 2010 (12:00, classroom Ovest) Prof. Francois Dulieu
LERMA-LAMAp, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Observatoire de Paris, Cergy Pontoise Cedex, France
Experimental studies of the formation of hydrogen and water on interstellar ice analogues.
Apr 8 2010 (11:30, classroom Ovest) Prof. Arif Babul
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA
Working Up the Hierarchy: Impact of AGNs on Groups and Clusters of Galaxies.
Mar 25 2010 (11:00, classroom Ovest) Prof. Cristiano Batalli Cosmovici
Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario - INAF -Roma
La ricerca di vita primordiale e intelligente in sistemi eso-planetari.
Mar 3 2010 (11:00, classroom Ovest) Prof. Hermann Rothard
Centre de Recherche sur les Ions, les Materiaux et la Photonique CIMAP-CIRIL-Ganil, France.
Heavy ion irradiation of CO and CO2 ices.
Feb 22 2010 (11:00, classroom Ovest) Dr. Roberta Paladini
IPAC/ Spitzer Science Center California Institute of Technology
Spitzer/MIPSGAL: uno sguardo infrarosso alla Galassia interna.
Feb 19 2010 (11:00, classroom Ovest) Dr. Luciano Cerrigone
Max-Planck-Institute Radioastronomie, Bonn Germany
Inquinamento interstellare: l'ultimo viaggio dalle stelle in AGB alle Nebulose Planetarie.
Oct 19 2005 Prof. J. Licandro (Isaac Newton Group/IAC ) The La Palma visble and near-infrared spectroscopic survey of TNOs and Centaurus
Oct 13 2005 Prof. Gustavo Medina Tanco (Univ. Sao Paulo, Brasil ) UHECR in an astrophysical context
Sep 27 2005 Dr. Silvano Desidera (INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova) Search for extrasolar planets with SARG
Sep 20 2005 Prof. Robert W. Carlson (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology) High Energy Chemistry on the Moons of Jupiter
Sep 20 2005 Dr. Kevin P. Hand (Stanford University) The physics and Chemistry of Europa's Ice Shell and Putative Ocean
July 20 2005 Prof. Don Kurtz, University Central Lancashire Resolving the depth structure of pulsationmodes in roAp stars with VLT UVES
July 14 2005 Dr. Iapichino Luigi, MPI The ignition of thermonuclear flames in SnIa
June 27 2005 Prof. Tim Bedding, University of Sydney Recent developments in Asteroseismology
Apr 07 2005 Wolfgang Kalkofen, Harvard, SCA Is the solar cromosphere always hot or mostly cold ?
March 18 2005 Alberto Cellino, INAF, OATo Osservazioni di Asteroidi con Gaia
Feb 16 2005 Rezzolla Luciano, SISSA, Trieste 3DCollapse to rotating BH
Feb 15 2005 Caselli Paola, INAF - Arcetri Leultime fasi di un nube pre-stellare
Nov 16 2004 Claudia Quercellini, Rome DarkEnergy: linear and nonlinear effects
Oct 21 2004 Paola Amico, Keck 2004

Il telesopio Keck e la suastrumentazione

Sept 2 2004 J.M. Alcalà, OA Capodimonte Osservazioni a grande campo in regioni diformazione stellare


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