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Fermi – Exploring the Extreme Universe

Date:

10/25/2017


Fermi – Exploring the Extreme Universe

The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute cordially invite you to a conference with:

Introduction:
Gino Segre’ (University of Pennsylvania), Enrico Fermi’s Legacy: The Last Years.

Enrico Fermi, probably the most famous Italian scientist since Galileo, was unique in a number of ways, including the staggering breadth of his research. As Prof. Segre` will show, after WWII he dedicated some time to the study of cosmic rays, which are high energy particles mostly originating outside our solar system. Fermi  proposed that when a star of great enough mass has burned all its nuclear fuel and collapses violently under its own weight, the outer layers, which are expelled, contain turbulent magnetic fields that, as they expand, meet nuclei and protons transferring part of their enormous energy to them.

Conference:
Julie McEnery (NASA Goddard): Exploring the Extreme Universe with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.

Julie McEnery is an astrophysicist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and she will describe the exploration of the extreme universe with the Fermi Space Telescope, whose data have been interpreted as evidence that a significant fraction of primary cosmic rays originate from the supernova explosions of stars. The Fermi Space telescope has also been key in the recent announcement of an unprecedented astronomical discovery of the merging of two neutron stars, studied through both gravitational and electromagnetic waves.

 

LOCATION
Embassy of Italy 
3000 Whitehaven Street NW 
Washington, DC 20008

 

REGISTRATION & PHOTO ID REQUIRED

Doors will open at 6:00pm and will close at 6:30pm 

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS ORGANIZED BY THE SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS OFFICE OF THE EMBASSY OF ITALY

for more info please contact stefano.lami@esteri.it or call 202 612-4420

 

 

Please note that all registered guests must bring a valid form of identification on the day of the event. Parking is not available at the Embassy - Public transportation is suggested.

 

Information

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

Organized by : Embassy of Italy

In collaboration with : IIC Washington

Entrance : Free - Reservation May Be Required


Location:

Embassy of Italy

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