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15th Science Workshop

AGILE 15th Science Workshop

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15th AGILE Workshop

The National Academy of Sciences, also called the Academy of the XL, awards the 2017 Matteucci Medal to Prof. Marco Tavani

On Wednesday May 10, 2017 the National Academy of Sciences, also called the Academy of the XL, awards the 2017 Matteucci Medal to Prof. Marco Tavani for the discovery of the transient gamma-ray emission from the Crab Nebula and the quasar 3C 454.3 and first direct evidence for proton acceleration in the Supernova remnant W44.

Prof. Marco Tavani

(Credits: the Academy of the XL)

For further information MEDIA INAF

THE GAMMA-RAY SKY NOW!

(Credits: AGILE Team)

AGILE detection of a bright gamma-ray flare from 3C 279
on May 15-16, 2015

3C 279 AGILE flare on 16 June 2015

(Credits: AGILE Team)

For further information see MEDIA INAF, Atel#7631 and Atel#7639.

Eighth AGILE Birthday

 

Today, April 23, 2015, it is 8 years since AGILE was launched from the Indian base of Sriharikota on April 23, 2007.

For the video of the event organized at the ASI Headquarters,
please click here

 

A recent image of the Crab Nebula

The Crab Nebula, Nasa Astronomy Picture of the Day, 21 November 2014

(Credits: Martin Pugh and NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day, 21 November 2014)

AGILE new gamma-ray transient

AGILE's 40.000 orbits

On January 19, 2015 AGILE reached an important goal, it orbited the Earth 40.000 times since it was launched from the Sriharikota Indian base on April 23, 2007.

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ASI News           ASDC News

A new gamma-ray transient detected by AGILE
in the Galactic Plane

AGILE new transient

(Credits: AGILE Team)

For further information see Atel#6427.

A new gamma-ray flare of the black hole Crazy Diamond 3C 454.3

(Credits: Andrea Bulgarelli of the AGILE Team)

 

Press release available at INAF, ASI, and INFN websites.

See also Paolo Giommi's (ASI-ASDC) video on the spectral properties of 3C 454.3.

AGILE Goes On

AGILE and plasma physics studies

Le Scienze, April 3, 2014.

GRB131108A:
A GAMMA-RAY FLASH FROM TEN BILLION YEARS AGO
(detected by AGILE on November 8, 2013)

GRB131108A

(Credits: AGILE Team)

See also AGILE Science App, ASDC News and Media INAF

Press conference on terrestrial gamma-ray flashes at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013

(Credits: EGU)

On April 10, 2013 Marco Tavani took part in a press conference at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013 in Wien. The title of the conference was "Thunderstorms and terrestrial gamma-ray flashes". The other participants were Oscar van der Velde, researcher at the Technical University of Catalonia, and Joseph Dwyer, Professor at the Department of physics and Space Science of Florida Institute of Technology.

See also ASI-INAF-INFN joint Press Release

The AGILE app for smartphones

AGILE app

(Credits: AGILE Team)

AGILEScience, a brand new app for AGILE now available from the iTunes Store. It is a window for exploring the most energetic phenomena of our Universe and having an eye on the AGILE gamma-ray sky in real-time.
See also INAF news

Past Workshops and Conferences

14th AGILE Workshop 13th AGILE Workshop

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14th AGILE Workshop - 13th AGILE Workshop

12th AGILE Workshop 11th AGILE Workshop

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12th AGILE Workshop - 11th AGILE Workshop

The Flaring Crab Meeting

For further information see:

The Flaring Crab: Surprise and Impact

10th AGILE Workshop 9th AGILE Workshop

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10th AGILE Workshop - 9th AGILE Workshop