LIGO and Virgo detect gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars

Tue, Oct 17, 2017
The LIGO-Virgo collaboration announced last October 16 that for the first time scientists were able to directly detect gravitational waves, in additions to light from the collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first time that a cosmic event has been viewed in both gravitational waves and...

IIP transmits special webinar with Professor Riccardo Sturani

Thu, Oct 05, 2017
The IIP-UFRN receives this Friday, October 06, a special presentation with Professor Riccardo Sturani about detection of gravitational waves and its implications. The webinar “Astronomia de Ondas Gravitacionais: O Amanhecer de uma Nova Ciência” is presented by the Brazilian...

2017 Nobel in Physics goes to LIGO initiative

Wed, Oct 04, 2017
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced this Tuesday, October 03, the names of the three laureates for the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. Professors Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne were selected by the committee for their work in the creation and posterior research developments at...

IIP host live transmition for the LIGO/VIRGO press-conference in Italy

Wed, Sep 27, 2017
This Wednesday (September 27) the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and VIRGO collaboration will host an international press-conference in Italy to announce a new gravitational wave observation. As part of the group of scientific institutions that cooperates with the...

Note for the passing of the student Ferreira Venancio de Araujo

Tue, Sep 19, 2017
It is with profound sorrow that the International Institute of Physics of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte informs its community about the passing of Matheus Ferreira Venancio de Araujo, student from the post-grad program of the DFTE-UFRN. The 24 years old student passed away last...

Colloquium with Prof. Harold Baranger

Mon, Sep 18, 2017
The IIP-UFRN is hosting thius Tuesday, September 19, a colloquium with Professor Harold Baranger, from Duke University (USA). This presentations is part of the program for the international workshop "Finite Systems in Nonequilibrium: From Quantum Quench To the Formation of Strong Correlations" and...