Not a boring month!

Not a boring month!

Friday, July 13, 2018

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  1. A good 2018
    22 Dec, 2018
    A good 2018
    In 2018, we had 21 articles under the MAGCOW umbrella (although a few of them not directly related to the project, i.e. follow-up works from new project's hire), see complete list here. The last one of many was the organic and 100% MAGCOW fully funded "The challenge of detecting intracluster filaments with Faraday Rotation" by N.Locatelli, Vazza and P. Dominguez-Fernandez, which presented a few explorations of the existing and future prospects in detecting filaments connected to galaxy clusters
  2. New season
    05 Nov, 2018
    New season
    Promo. We started Season 2 of our magnetic serie with a nice workshop held in the Centre of Bologna: "Promoting Interactions around Interacting Galaxy Clusters", which timely explored the fast growing scientific case of pre-merging galaxy clusters. About 30 people attended and gave talks, the program (with a few talks PDF) can be accessed here.  New cast.  The new season starts with two new characters:  - Kamlesh Rajpurohit, who arrives after her PhD at the University of Jena and will work as a
  3. Happy Birthday MAGCOW!
    20 Sep, 2018
    Happy Birthday MAGCOW!
    ​The project funded by ERC has just passed his first year of existence, and he (she?) appears to be in good health and vital enough. Not so many problems in sleeping over the night, and constantly growing in weight.  But in practice, what is this all about? As in the original ERC proposal, to connect with innovative approaches observations, theory and simulations of magnetic fields on large scales, as a probe to cosmic magnetogenesis and plasma processes.  SOME HIGHLIGHTS PhDs: Nicola Locatelli
  4. Webpage of the 2018 Workshop created
    30 Jun, 2018
    Webpage of the 2018 Workshop created
    Here is a minimal webpage of the workshop we are organizing for next October: "Promoting Interactions around Interacting Galaxy Clusters". More information will follow!
  5. April-May
    27 May, 2018
    April-May
    Some delayed reporting on these latest months, due to the PI being buried over his teaching duty (which were unexpectedly fun, at some level...se below). A few papers got accepted or submitted, with significant contributions from MAGCOW: "LOFAR discovery of radio emission in MACS J0717.5+3745" by A. Bonafede et al.  (MNRAS accepted), where we contributed to the physical modelling of the possible origin scenario for a radio bridge connected to the cluster center; "Observations of a nearby
  6. March
    08 Apr, 2018
    March
    Several conferences and contribution by MAGCOW's people in this month: at SnowCluster 2018 in Utah  D. Wittor gave a talk on Polarisation in simulated radio relics, and T. Jones gave a talk on turbulence in the intracluster medium, using several results from the ISC project.        at EWASS 2018 in Liverpool, F. Vazza gave a talk in the "Cosmology with the SKA" session  while D. Wittor presented a poster and a talk in the session on Galaxy Clusters across time.     Results, publications and
  7. This and that
    19 Feb, 2018
    This and that
    The several lines of research in MAGCOW are progressing and showing some first interesting results: at the "Bologna Headquarters" D. Wittor & Vazza are tyring (among N-thousands other things) to get a very refined resimulation of a peripheral  cluster shocks, to be further followed with tracers. No easy as it seems, but the candidate is here (resolution 3.9kpc/cell at ~3Mpc from the cluster centre). N. Locatelli is getting first exciting maps of his field, pointed with the JVLA to hunt for
  8. MAGCOW's Logo
    25 Jan, 2018
    MAGCOW's Logo
    And we have a logo! Thanks to Francesca Bonafede, MAGCOW is now the proud owner of a stylish Logo! The difficult part was to find a good balance between sarcasm and science, and I think the new Logo does it wonderfully. Here it is: Moreover, beginning from January, Denis Wittor started his activity as a MAGCOW PostDoc in Bologna, after successfully defending his PhD Thesis in Hamburg, congrats! In January, Franco attended the Athena meeting "Preparing the science of galaxy clusters & WHIM with
  9. End of the Year
    29 Dec, 2017
    End of the Year
    Due to a few trips and holidays, December was less active that the previous months. A few highlights: Denis Wittor, incoming Post-Doc of MACGOW, got his PhD from the University of Hamburg after successfully defending his Thesis " Origin and Effects of the Non-Thermal Components in Large-Scale Structures of the Universe" - congratulations! S. Hackstein's paper on "Simulations of ultra-high Energy Cosmic Rays in the local Universe and the origin of Cosmic Magnetic Fields" has just been officially