October log

October log

Friday, October 27, 2017

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  1. November's Log
    30 Nov, 2017
    November's Log
    -In November, MAGCOW finally had the first 2 PhD students starting their activities: Paola Dominguez Fernandez (previously at the University of Bonn working on Dark Matter with C. Porciani) and Nicola Locatelli (previously at the University of Miland working on Fast Radio Bursts with G. Ghisellini). Paola will conduct numerical studies of the evolution of magnetic fields in the simulated intracluster medium while Nicola will conduct radio observations of the Faraday Rotation signal from the
  2. LOFAR proposal accepted!
    28 Oct, 2017
    LOFAR proposal accepted!
    The proposed observations of at least 2 out 3 plausible intracluster filaments using the High Band Antenna of LOFAR has been accepted, so more intriguing data for the project will soon arrive. The hope is that, also in combination with RM data of the same fields, strong constraints on the typical magnetisation properties of magnetic fields in the warm hot intergalactic medium can be placed for the first time. Notice the candidates have been chosen so that their (physical and projected)
  3. First month of MAGCOW!
    28 Sep, 2017
    First month of MAGCOW!
    This has been the first month since the start of MAGCOW - not tremendously exciting because the PI is still also the only member, but things will change soon. Anyway, it was not a lazy month,  some highlight: 1 coauthored paper on the use of MHD simulations to study the propagation of Axionlike Particles (Montanino, Vazza, Mirizzi & Viel 2017 PRL) leading to press releases from SISSA and INAF, as well as to a short interview on MEDIA-INAF; 1 accepted paper on MHD cosmological simulations, 2