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01 June 2021

Chryssa Kouveliotou awarded the Shaw prize


engrave news We congratulate ENGRAVE member, professor Chryssa Kouveliotou, who was awarded the 2021 Shaw prize in astronomy, jointly with professor Victoria Kaspi, for “their contributions to our understanding of magnetars”.

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31 March 2021

ENGRAVE scientists awarded JWST time


engrave news In the life of professional astronomers, it is a nail-biting moment when the results from a call for proposals are announced. But March 30 was a very special day, as the Space Telescope Space Institute announced the allocation for the first year (Cycle 1) of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). This is the forthcoming next-generation space telescope, due to be launched later this year, on October 31st, and a cornerstone mission in the history of astronomy.

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07 February 2020

The needle and the haystack


engrave news No firm electromagnetic counterpart of the first black hole / neutron star merger has been found by ENGRAVE. But the hunt continues!

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15 November 2019

2nd ENGRAVE collaboration meeting


engrave news The second ENGRAVE all-hands meeting was held from 12-14th November 2018 at the INAF Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory, Naples, under beautiful blue skies and the shadow of Vesuvius. We thank the local organisers led by Maria Teresa Boticella, Aniello Grado and their team of Fabio Ragosta, Pietro Schipani, A. Di Dato, M.T. Fulco, A. Maiorica and R. Aiello. ENGRAVE thanks GRAWITA and Instituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF) for their generous support of the meeting, and to the Director of Capodimonte Marcella Marconi for hosting us.

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24 September 2019

The mystery of AT 2019osy


engrave news While searching for a counterpart to the gravitational wave event from August 14 (S190814bv), astronomers using the ASKAP telescope discovered an unusual transient in the radio band: AT 2019osy. Its nature is unclear, but its location within a galaxy and a rising radio flux made it worth searching for a kilonova event.

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