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The «song» of interstellar cloud Musca reveals Star Formation Mysteries to European Astrophysicists
May 11, 2018
An important leap in our understanding of the star formation process was achieved by scientists at the University of Crete and the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser at the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas. Using archival data from ESA’s Herschel mission, Aris Tritsis and Kostas Tassis have discovered, for the first time, an interstellar cloud – a nursery of stars – the magnetic field of which vibrates! Decrypting the «song» in this vibration, they managed to reveal the true 3D structure of the cloud, paving the way to solving one of the biggest mysteries in Astrophysics: what determines the number and kind of stars and planets that are formed in our Galaxy?
OPEN INFORMATION DAY FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS (MSCA) AT THE FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY-HELLAS (FORTH)
Apr 26, 2018
The Foundation of Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) in collaboration with the PRAXI Network organises an open info-day for the promotion of the MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE actions, on Thursday, 3 May 2018, 10.30 am, at the Auditorium Georgios Lianis of FORTH.
International scientific collaboration between IMBB-FORTH Researchers and Scientists in Paris, France uncovers a novel function of aspirin as a caloric restriction mimetic agent.
Mar 15, 2018
The findings of the study, published in the international scientific journal Cell Reports reveal a novel molecular mechanism underlying the beneficial effects of aspirin on healthspan.
FORTH ESTABLISHES THE INSTITUTE OF ASTROPHYSICS
Feb 28, 2018
A new Institute, the only in Greece dedicated exclusively to Astrophysics, will soon join the big family of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), becoming its 7th Institute, after a legislation voted in the Greek Parliament on February 26th 2018.