The prototype Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory flies...to the other side of the Atlantic! Together with Dr. Serena Loporchio from INFN and University of Bari, Dr. Capasso will show high school students from Puglia, Italy, the beauty of gamma-ray astronomy and how science brings us closer, no matter how distant the countries or how hard the times! (The seminar will be held in Italian)
Very-High-Energy Gamma Rays: The humbling beauty of a restless and powerful Universe (public lecture by Dr. Capasso at FLWO, Arizona)
In this live appointment of the Nevis Laboratories "Science-on-Hudson" public lectures, Dr. Capasso guided the audience on a journey showing the humbling greatness of the Universe we live in, from the stars to the ground and upwards again.
With observations performed only one year after first light, the prototype Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope, an innovative dual-mirror gamma-ray telescope, detected its first source!
Our group at Barnard and Columbia contributed to this milestone for ground-based gamma-ray astronomy: check this out!