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Open Access Government, OPTIMISING THE COMMUNICATION PLAN OF A BASIC RESEARCH PROJECT, May 2017

The relationship between publicly funded basic research and its wider impact on society is
important. How this happens in practice is less obvious than in the case of applied research, where the goal of the project is more practical and its results easier to identify.

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Adjacent Government, MAPPING THE UNIVERSE TO UNDERSTAND ITS ORIGIN, August 2016

What is the nature of the mysterious "dark energy"? How does it relate to the ubiquitous "dark matter"? These are some of the key open questions in cosmology, which the group led by Professor Luigi Guzzo at the National Institute for Astrophysics and the University of Milan in Italy is addressing in their research.

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Platinum, MAPPING THE UNIVERSE TO UNDERSTAND ITS ORIGIN, 14/03/2016

We live in an expanding universe: galaxies, clusters of hundreds of billions of stars similar to the Milky Way of which our sun is part, they seem as to be stuck on the surface of a balloon that continues to swell inexorably over time. Recently, in 1998, it was discovered that the speed of this expansion is increasing: the universe is accelerating, instead of slowing down as one might have expected. This discovery has defined the current standard cosmological model, based on the theory of Einstein’s general relativity.

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UNIVERSE SCIENCES, Spotlight on ERC Projects, 03/11/2015

What is the origin of the Universe? How do galaxies form and evolve? Is there a possibility of extra-terrestrial life? This brochure presents a few projects (Darklight is featured as well) addressing some of the most important challenges in the field of Universe Sciences which were funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

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Il GIORNO, "Sei scienziati all'Osservatorio 'A caccia dei misteri dell'universo'", 10/12/2014

Costruire e interpretare le mappe della distribuzione a grande scala delle galassie nell'Universo. Ovvero, aggiungere un nuovo importante tassello alla scoperta dell'origine di quel che ci circonda e quindi, per i laici, anche delle origini della vita. E' questo l'obiettivo del progetto Darklight, per il quale a Merate, all'Osservatorio INAF di Brera sta lavorando il gruppo internazionale di giovani ricercatori diretti da Luigi Guzzo.

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MEDIA INAF, "Proposta vincente", 19/10/2011

Una proposta che vale quasi due milioni di euro. È il progetto “DARKLIGHT - Illuminating dark energy with the next generation of cosmological redshift surveys”, presentato da Luigi Guzzo, astronomo dell’INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera in risposta al bando 2011 dell’ERC (European Research Council), organo dell’Unione Europea che si occupa di finanziare una parte della ricerca scientifica, e che gli ha permesso di vincere un advanced grant da un milione e 700.000 euro.

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GIORNALE DI MERATE, "Una ricerca dell'Osservatorio getta nuova luce sull'energia oscura", 05/02/2008

Ha una matrice tutta meratese la rivoluzionaria ricerca scientifica destinata ad aprire nuove prospettive nella comprensione delle componenti invisibili dell'Universo o addirittura a modificare le equazioni della relatività generale.

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NATURE, "A test of the nature of cosmic acceleration using galaxy redshift distortions", 07/12//2007

Observations of distant supernovae indicate that the Universe is now in a phase of accelerated expansion1, 2 the physical cause of which is a mystery3. Formally, this requires the inclusion of a term acting as a negative pressure in the equations of cosmic expansion, accounting for about 75 per cent of the total energy density in the Universe. The simplest option for this 'dark energy' corresponds to a 'cosmological constant', perhaps related to the quantum vacuum energy.

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