Achievements

A monograph on representation learning was published by the Springer publishing house
The academic publishing house Springer has issued the monograph Representation Learning: Propositionalization and Embeddings, written by Prof. Dr. Nada Lavrač from the Jozef Stefan Institute and the University of Nova Gorica; Dr. Vid Podpečan from the Jozef Stefan Institute; and Prof. Dr. Marko Robnik-Šikonja, from the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana.
Achievements
4. 8. 2021
Fermi LAT NASA mission discovers magnetar eruptions in a nearby galaxy, shining light on processes involving neutron stars
In a set of papers, published on January 13, 2021 in Nature and Nature Astronomy, multiple international science teams concluded that the blast came from a supermagnetized stellar remnant known as a magnetar located in a neighboring galaxy.
Achievements
18. 1. 2021
Prof. Dr. Irina Cristea is the new Chief-editor of the international journal
Starting with October 2020, Prof. Dr. Irina Cristea, acting head of the Centre for Information Technologies and Applied Mathematics at University of Nova Gorica, is the new Chief-editor of the “Italian Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics”, edited by Forum Editrice Universitaria Udinese.
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2. 11. 2020
Hunting Dark Matter with Supernova Explosions
The nature of dark matter, the substance that accounts for more than 85% of all matter in the Universe, remains a mystery. Many theories predict that dark matter is made up from yet - undiscovered fundamental particles. A plethora of ground-based and space born experiments are looking for traces of these particles. A new study involving Tanja Petrushevska of the Center for Astrophysics and Cosmology at the University of Nova Gorica shows how researchers can use explosions of stars outside of our Milky Way to search for a particular class of dark matter particles.
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11. 6. 2020
The world-renowned Oxford University Press published the second edition of the scientific monograph by Prof. Dr. Tanja Pipan
Ten years after the first edition, the world-renowned Oxford University Press published the second edition of the scientific monograph of the associate of the University of Nova Gorica, and the Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU from Postojna, Prof. Dr. Tanja Pipan, The Biology of Caves and Other Subterranean Habitats (Biologija jam in drugih podzemeljskih habitatov).
Achievements
6. 8. 2019
Researchers of the University of Nova Gorica played an important role in the development of an x-ray free-electron laser
A fully coherent source of intense soft x-ray pulses
Achievements
10. 5. 2019
Conclusion of the Patent Sale Agreement between the University of Nova Gorica and Institute CES, inštitut znanosti in tehnologije, d.o.o.
Today, the Rector of the University of Nova Gorica, Prof. Dr. Danilo Zavrtanik, and the Director of Institute CES, inštitut znanosti in tehnologije, d.o.o., mag. inž. el. Nina Gramc, concluded the Agreement based on which the University of Nova Gorica sold the patent rights for the method for "solid-state grid energy storage" invention to Institute CES, inštitut znanosti in tehnologije, d.o.o..
Achievements
8. 5. 2019
Construction of the largest observatory for high-energy gamma light astronomy, the Cherenkov Telescope Array, will begin in 2020 in Chile and La Palma
The signature of the agreement between the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO) on December 19, 2018, in Santiago de Chile, eliminated the last formal obstacle to the construction of the South CTA observatory in the Chilean Atacama desert.
Achievements
15. 1. 2019
Fermi Satellite Team Traces the History of Starlight Across the Cosmic history
In a research, performed by the Fermi LAT collaboration, with participation from Dr. Gabrijela Zaharijas, from the Centre for Astrophysics and Cosmology at the University of Nova Gorica, scientists used gamma rays to measure the total amount of starlight produced over the last 90% of the Universes history (last 12 billion years).
Achievements
29. 11. 2018
The death of a massive star and the birth of a compact neutron star binary
A Caltech-led team of researchers that included a researcher from the Center for Astrophysics and Cosmology of the University of Nova Gorica Dr. Tanja Petrushevska, has observed the peculiar death of a massive star that exploded in a surprisingly faint and rapidly fading supernova.
Achievements
11. 10. 2018
NASA’s Fermi Mission Identifies Black Hole that Launched a Cosmic Neutrino
About 4 billion years ago, a super-massive black hole in the heart of a distant galaxy erupted a stream of extremely energetic particles in the direction of Earth. Now, an international team of researchers, including also a researcher from University of Nova Gorica, has revealed how one of these particles, elusive neutrinos, was detected and, with the help of NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, linked back to its likely source.
Achievements
12. 7. 2018
The researchers at the University of Nova Gorica participated in two breakthrough achievements in Physics in 2017
Every year, the scientific magazine Physics World, one of the key journals in the field of physics, covering all the areas of physics, issues a list of “Top 10 breakthroughs in Physics”.
Achievements
13. 2. 2018
Article by linguists from the University of Nova Gorica published in a very influential journal
Hierarchic structure versus distance in a linear order
Achievements
10. 1. 2018
Slovenia becomes a shareholder of the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) for observation of high-energy cosmic gamma rays
At its regular meeting on 14 November 2017, the Council of the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO), responsible for construction and operation of the observatory for cosmic high-energy gamma-ray observation, adopted Slovenia as one of its shareholder countries.
Achievements
4. 12. 2017
Important discovery in gravitational astronomy
The scientists of the LIGO and Virgo collaborations and around 70 observatories around the world, including Slovene researchers, published an important finding in the field of gravitational waves.
Achievements
18. 10. 2017
Ultra-high-energy cosmic particles originate beyond our galaxy
Today (22 September 2017) the scientists of the international Pierre Auger Collaboration published their research findings showing that cosmic particles with a million times higher energies than the energy of proton in the large hadron collider originate outside of our galaxy. The results were published in the prestigious scientific journal Science. The research team included Slovene researchers from the University of Nova Gorica and the Jožef Stefan Institute.
Achievements
22. 9. 2017
High impact on future research directions also by our investigations in the field of photothermal spectroscopy
The letter “Optimized frequency dependent photothermal beam deflection spectroscopy”, published by the co-workers of Laboratory for Environmental and Life Sciences Prof. Dr. Dorota Korte and Prof. Dr. Mladen Franko with co-authors in Laser Physics Letters, was chosen by the publisher in his Editorial "Highlights of 2016", as one of the three contributions with most impact in the field of Laser spectroscopy.
Achievements
23. 8. 2017
Time-dependence measurements of photoconductivity crucial for the new type of organic optical components
The scientists of University of Nova Gorica accomplished experiments, which conducted to an article in Nature Nanotechnology
Achievements
18. 8. 2016
A Breakthrough in Organic Electronics: all-organic, flexible optical memory devices
Scientists from The University of Nova Gorica are at the top of world’s research in the field of organic electronics
Achievements
22. 6. 2016
The Springer Publishing House just published a monograph by a school member of the University of Nova Gorica, doc. dr. Irina Cristea
The international publishing house Springer published a new monograph entitled Fuzzy Algebraic Hyperstructures-An Introduction, written by Prof. Dr Bijan Davvaz and Asist. Prof. Irina Cristea, at the beginning of 2015, in the book series Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing indexed by Scopus.
Achievements
16. 2. 2015