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The Cherenkov Telescope Array
Daniel Mazin, Christopher Eckner, Gašper Kukec Mezek, Samo Stanič, Serguei Vorobiov, Lili Yang, Gabrijela Zaharijas, Danilo Zavrtanik, Marko Zavrtanik, Lukas Zehrer, 2019, published scientific conference contribution

Abstract: The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is the next generation ground-based observatory for gamma-ray astronomy at very-high energies. It will be capable of detecting gamma rays in the energy range from 20 GeV to more than 300 TeV with unprecedented precision in energy and directional reconstruction. With more than 100 telescopes of three different types it will be located in the northern hemisphere at La Palma, Spain, and in the southern at Paranal, Chile. CTA will be one of the largest astronomical infrastructures in the world with open data access and it will address questions in astronomy, astrophysics and fundamental physics in the next decades. In this presentation we will focus on the status of the CTA construction, the status of the telescope prototypes and highlight some of the physics perspectives.
Keywords: very-high-energy gamma-ray astronomy, Cherenkov Telescope Array, CTA sensitivity, gamma-ray bursts, POpulation Synthesis Theory Integrated project for very high-energy emission
Published in RUNG: 04.12.2023; Views: 991; Downloads: 3
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Science with the Global Cosmic-ray Observatory (GCOS)
Rafael Alves Batista, M. Ahlers, Pedro Assis, Markus Gottfried Battisti, J. A. Bellido, S. Bhatnagar, K. Bismark, Teresa Bister, Martina Boháčová, Serguei Vorobiov, 2023, published scientific conference contribution

Abstract: The Global Cosmic-ray Observatory (GCOS) is a proposed large-scale observatory for studying ultra-high-energy cosmic particles, including ultra-high-energy cosmic rays (UHECRs), photons, and neutrinos. Its primary goal is to characterise the properties of the highest-energy particles in Nature with unprecedented accuracy, and to identify their elusive sources. With an aperture at least a ten-fold larger than existing observatories, this next-generation facility should start operating after 2030, when present-day detectors will gradually cease their activities. Here we briefly review the scientific case motivating GCOS. We present the status of the project, preliminary ideas for its design, and some estimates of its capabilities.
Keywords: ultra-high-energy cosmic rays, UHE photons, UHE neutrinos, the Global Cosmic-ray Observatory project
Published in RUNG: 27.09.2023; Views: 1436; Downloads: 5
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GCOS - The Global Cosmic Ray Observatory
Joerg R. Hoerandel, Serguei Vorobiov, Danilo Zavrtanik, 2021, published scientific conference contribution (invited lecture)

Abstract: Nature is providing particles with energies exceeding 100 EeV. Their existence imposes immediate questions: Are they ordinary particles, accelerated in extreme astrophysical environments, or are they annihilation or decay products of super-heavy dark matter or other exotic objects? If the particles are accelerated in extreme astrophysical environments, are their sources related to those of high-energy neutrinos, gamma rays, and/or gravitational waves, such as the recently observed mergers of compact objects? The particles can also be used to study physics processes at extreme energies; is Lorentz invariance still valid? Are the particles interacting according to the Standard Model or are there new physics processes? The particles can be used to study hadronic interactions (QCD) in the kinematic forward direction; what is the cross section of protons at center-of-mass energies sqrt(s) > 100 TeV? These questions are addressed at present by installations like the Telescope Array and the Pierre Auger Observatory. After the year 2030, a next-generation observatory will be needed to study the physics and properties of the highest-energy particles in Nature, building on the knowledge harvested from the existing observatories. It should have an aperture at least an order of magnitude bigger than the existing observatories. Recently, more than 200 scientists from around the world came together to discuss the future of the field of multi-messenger astroparticle physics beyond the year 2030. Ideas have been discussed towards the physics case and possible scenarios for detection concepts of the Global Cosmic Ray Observatory - GCOS. A synopsis of the key results discussed during the brainstorming workshop will be presented.
Keywords: ultra-high-energy cosmic rays, Pierre Auger Observatory, Telescope Array, Global Cosmic Ray Observatory (GCOS) project
Published in RUNG: 13.09.2023; Views: 899; Downloads: 6
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Augmented Reality as a Medium for Connecting Real and Literary Spaces
Aleš Vaupotič, Narvika Bovcon, 2022, unpublished conference contribution

Abstract: At the border between Slovenia and Italy there are two cities, Gorizia and Nova Gorica, connected and functioning as one, or separated by conflict in different times in history. The literatures in Slovenian, Italian, German and Friulian languages have described the complex issues that have tailored the life of people of various nationalities in this region in the 20th century. In 2018 we have participated in the EDUKA 2 project that had the goal of gathering the literary works that address the problem of coexistence in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. Excerpts from these works were published in two text books for secondary schools, translated in all three languages. Our part in the project was building an augmented reality literary itinerary in the provinces of Trieste and Gorizia, that connected the literary works with related geolocations. The paper will present, how the existence of people of different nationalities at the same place is articulated in literature: selected examples of poetry and novels (Pahor, Madieri, Tomizza, Rilke, Pasolini, Gradnik, ...) will be discussed. The experiences described in literature were interpreted and translated into a visual form, virtual 3-D models were built and placed at selected geolocated spots. The translation between the literary and visual form will be discussed. The user experience of our literary itinerary will be compared to the existing literary itineraries in Gorizia and Trieste, there are many, and all contain historical data, images, videos and texts related to the complexities of coexistence. Finally the medium of augmented reality will be presented considering its different types that involve the user, the space, the camera of a mobile device and a projected image on the screen in different ways. This is relevant in the time, when spatial restrictions have surfaced in an unexpected way: due to the pandemic the spaces have been separated again and the virtual messages in augmented reality are considered either as intruders in a private space in the tele-communication, or as real presences in the real space that cannot be visited.
Keywords: augmented reality, literary itineraries, literature on the border, EDUKA2 project
Published in RUNG: 12.07.2023; Views: 1081; Downloads: 4
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An economic analysis of biomass potential as an opportunity to increase the share of biogas production for energy purposes in Slovenia : master's thesis
Stefan Dabižljević, 2021, master's thesis

Abstract: One of the biggest global problems, the solution of being put in front of the scientists around the world, is endangering the environment. To preserve it, the transition from non-renewable to renewable energy sources is a rational and necessary solution. One of the energy sources with great potential in the future is biomass. In the master’s thesis, we have studied the economic analysis of the possibility of obtaining energy from biogas in Slovenia for the production of which biomass is used. For the study to be successful, it was necessary to analyse the situation in the field of renewable energy sources and biogas in the European Union and Slovenia to obtain a general picture for further analysis. By analysing the available data from previous years, we gained insight into the situation in the given area. The master’s thesis aims to show that although Slovenia has been facing the problem of a decreasing number of biogas power plants for years, the implementation of a system for obtaining energy from biogas is an economically and environmentally viable investment. The economic analysis was done for a 1 MW plant. The choice of plant size and power was made based on the Kepner-Tregoe method and the method of comparing alternatives. For the project duration of 30 years, through cash flows, as well as through various economic indicators, such as the presentation of loan calculations with a certain interest rate, internal rate of return, repayment period method, present project value, etc., the economic side of the investment is presented, which aims to show the profitability of the project.
Keywords: Renewable energy sources, biomass, biogas, economic analysis, investment, project
Published in RUNG: 07.09.2021; Views: 2675; Downloads: 108
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Sustainable impacts for studying and innovating through art, science and technology : MAST sustainability plan
Kornélia Kiss, Peter Purg, Simon Gmajner, Nayarí Castillo-Rutz, Daniela Urem, Sergi Bermúdez, 2020, treatise, preliminary study, study

Abstract: The MAST Sustainability Plan reflects the actions and strategies of the MAST project consortium that are to safeguard the longevity of the project’s positive impacts both on the level of participating institutions, the manifold stakeholder groups involved, and the broader network of (future) partnerships that may evolve and benefit from the project’s results.
Keywords: Sustainability, exploitation, project, Arts Science and Technology
Published in RUNG: 10.02.2021; Views: 2593; Downloads: 62
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ctrl STORIES: MAST project
Peter Purg, unpublished conference contribution

Keywords: project, MAST, story, interdisiplinary
Published in RUNG: 08.10.2020; Views: 2532; Downloads: 0
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Digitalizacija kulturne dediščine v dveh projektih programa Študentski inovativni projekti za družbeno korist : digitalizacija, korespondence, elektronske zbirke, aleksandrinke, študentski projekt, digitalna humanistika
Katja Mihurko, Narvika Bovcon, Aneta Ivanovska, Tina Smrekar, 2020, published scientific conference contribution

Abstract: Članek predstavi dva projekta digitalizacije in spletne predstavitve kulturne dediščine aleksandrink in različnih skupin žensk, ki so večinsko povezane s primorskim in notranjskim geografskim prostorom: v prvem primeru gre za bazo podatkov o aleksandrinkah, v drugem pa za digitalizirano pisemsko dediščino. Program Študentskih inovativnih projektov za družbeno korist je odlična platforma za pilotske projekte s področja digitalne humanistike, saj predvideva interdisciplinarno delovno skupino študentov in mentorjev ter v korist lokalne skupnosti usmerjene praktične rezultate projekta.
Keywords: digitisation, correspondences, electronic databases, aleksandrinke, student project, digital humanities
Published in RUNG: 29.09.2020; Views: 3476; Downloads: 0
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Нобеловата награда за физика 2011
Tanja Petrushevska, 2012, popular article

Abstract: Оваа година Нобеловата награда за физика му припадна на важно откритие од областа на космологијата: забрзаното ширење на Универзумот. Ќе се обидам да го опишам ова откритие преку личното искуство, со тоа што присуствував на различните активности на Нобеловата недела, а и со тоа што мојата работа околу докторскиот труд е тесно поврзана со истата тема. Нобеловата награда е основана од пронаоѓачот на динамитот, шведскиот физичар Алфред Нобел (1833 - 1896) за најголеми достигања во областа на физиката, хемијата, медицината, книжевноста, мирот и економијата. Со исклучок на наградата за мир, Нобеловите награди се врачуваат во Стокхолм на годишната церемонија која се одржува на 10 декември, годишнина од смртта на Алфред Нобел. Оваа година го имав задоволството да присуствувам на церемонијата за доделување на Нобеловите награди. Да се присуствува на оваа церемонија е голема чест бидејќи сите гости се поканети лично од страна на Нобеловата фондација и нема билети на продажба за пошироката јавност. На 8-ми декември секоја година, на Универзитетот во Стокхолм, Нобеловците ги држат познатите Нобелови предавања кои се достапни за сите. Оваа година, половина од Нобеловата награда за физика ја доби Сол Перлмутер – основач на Supernova Cosmology project, додека пак другата половина од наградата им припадна на Брајан Шмит и Адам Рис од тимот на High-z Supernova Search. На 12 декември, добитниците на Нобеловата награда за физика и хемија го посетија Универзитетот на Стокхолм каде што имав прилика да ги сретнам. Мојот професор Ариел Губар од Стокхолм е дел од тимот којшто го издаде едниот од двата труда за кои беше доделена Нобеловата награда. Во почетокот на 1990-тите тој работел како пост-докторанд во лабораторија на "Беркли", САД, каде што се запознал со Сол Перлмутер. Заедно тие скицираат како да го спроведат истражувањето за суперновите. Соработката продолжува, и Сол Перлмутер во текот на следните години е чест посетител на Стокхолм. Тоа што јас го работам моментално во склоп на докторатот на некој начин претставува продолжение на откритието дека Универзумот се шири забрзано. Следниот чекор е да се истражува Вселената на сè поголеми растојанија, но иако суперновите се многу светли, сепак сме ограничени во тоа колку далечни супернови можеме да откриеме со сегашната генерација на телескопи. Но, оваа граница може да биде проширена со мала помош од гравитацијата. Тимот, од кој и јас сум дел, сега е составен од Ариел Губар и Раман Аманулах од универзитетот во Стокхолм, и моментално спроведуваме испитување со користење на податоците од Nordic Optic Telescope на Канарските острови, со други зборови, бараме далечни супернови со користење на различни масивни галактички јата како леќа.
Keywords: Нобелова награда, физика, 2011, космологија, ширење на вселената, Сол Перлмутер, Брајан Шмит, Адам Рис, Supernova Cosmology project, High-z Supernova Search
Published in RUNG: 29.01.2018; Views: 3774; Downloads: 0
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Visualization of the WomenWriters Database: Interdisciplinary Collaboration Experiments 2012 – 2015
Aleš Vaupotič, Narvika Bovcon, 2017, independent scientific component part or a chapter in a monograph

Abstract: In the exploration of visualization methods in the WomenWriters database and consequently, the creating of interactive diagrams and other graphical interfaces that are presented here, the Research Centre for Humanities and the School of Humanities of the University of Nova Gorica collaborated with the University of Ljubljana. The visualization prototypes were realized by the students at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, as part of Introduction to Design and Graphic Design courses, supervised by Narvika Bovcon, PhD, assistants Jure Demšar and Tadej Zupančič. The work spanned from 2012 to 2016. More then three hundred students were involved in the process. In the end, the most interesting visualizations were selected from the results and are presented in this article.
Keywords: information visualization, digital humanities, comparative literature, project management, interdisciplinary collaboration
Published in RUNG: 19.05.2017; Views: 5348; Downloads: 208
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