GRAPPA Display @ Science Park 904

We have recently installed a small exhibition describing the activities of the GRAPPA institute on the first floor of the UvA Science building at Science Park 904.

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The top shelf contains an overall description of GRAPPA and some public science book by our members.

The third shelf from the top currently has a LEGO model for the ATLAS detector at LHC, while the bottom shelf contains some theses from GRAPPA students.

On the second shelf from the top, we have a digital display showing several images/animations: the Bullet cluster; a dark matter ring around a galaxy cluster; a movie from the Millennium dark matter simulation; a picture of the recently discovered Fermi bubbles; an artistic impression of the planned Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA); a movie of the real-time operation of the High Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS) provided by our member Arnim Balzer; an illustration of the Cosmological Inflation Theory; a picture of the Planck satellite and its recently published sky map; a simulation of the decay and merging of a double black hole binary system; a picture of the Cassiopeia A Nebula, the gaseous remnant of a supernova; a combined X-ray/optical image of a Pulsar Wind Nebula; an image of Sagittarius A* as obtained by the NASA Chandra satellite; and, finally, a simulation of cooling losses during accretion into the Super Massive black hole Sagittarius A* is provided by our member Solame Dibi.

Enjoy our display!