Scientists of the University in Nova Gorica Participate in the Major Discoveries in Physics

The scientists of the University in Nova Gorica contributed to the two fundamental discoveries in physics. Information about these novelties was published in the scientific journal Physics World. The publication printed the ranking of the ten most outstanding discoveries in physics made in the past year.

Slovenian researchers, as part of an international group of astronomers and astrophysicists, participated in the integrated monitoring of two neutron stars. The LIGO project involving the detection of gravitational waves of cosmic origin took the first place in the ranking as the most significant discovery. The scientists also took part in the work of the Pierre Auger Observatory, demonstrating the extragalactic origin of cosmic rays of ultrahigh energies (sixth place in the ranking).

Scientists from the Centre for Astrophysics and Cosmology of the University in Nova Gorica participated in both discoveries: Andrej Filipčič, Gašper Kukec Mezek, Ahmed Saleh, Samo Stanič, Marta Trini, Serguei Vorobiov, Lili Yang, Gabrijela Zaharijaš, Danilo Zavrtanik and Marko Zavrtanik. Andrea Gomboc also took part in the LIGO project.