Achievements

University of Nova Gorica linguists in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Grammatical number system of a language affects children’s acquisition of number words
University of Nova Gorica linguists Franc Marušič and Rok Žaucer, together with colleagues from the University of California, San Diego, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University College London and King Saud University, published an article in the high-impact journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, in which they report the results of a study of how children’s acquisition of number words is affected by the grammar of the language they are growing up with.
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11. 11. 2013
Published paper in the Nature magazine establishes the key role of the University of Nova Gorica in the area of organic electronics
The researchers of the Laboratory for Organic Matter Physics, University of Nova Gorica Dr. Egon Pavlica and Prof. Dr. Gvido Bratina, together with colleagues from the University of Strasbourg, France, Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany and Stanford University, USA, have published an article in a prominent scientific journal Nature Chemistry on the June 24th.
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2. 7. 2012
Completing of the first “Slovenian” genome sequence will produce better wine
The yeast Dekkera bruxellensis plays an important role in the production of wine, as it can have either a positive or a negative impact on the taste. Researchers at the University of Nova Gorica, among others, have mapped the yeast’s genome, giving wine producers the possibility to take control of the flavour development of the wine.
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6. 6. 2012
Colleague of the University of Nova Gorica about tumorogenesis
A colleague from the Laboratory for Environmental Research of the University of Nova Gorica, Prof. Dr. Ario de Marco, published a paper in »Cancer Cell« focused on the role of eIF6 in tumorogenesis.
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26. 7. 2011
Professor of molecular genetics at the University of Nova Gorica and in Lund University about wine yeasts that can reveal prehistoric microbial world
Professor of molecular genetics at the University of Nova Gorica and in Lund University (Sweden), Prof. Dr. Jure Piškur, has just recently published with his colleagues from the yeast molecular genetics group at the Lund University (Sweden) and their Milan collaborators an article about wine yeasts and their evolution in prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications.
Achievements
11. 5. 2011
A contribution of a chapter in „Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry” by Prof. Dr. Mladen Franko
Prof. Dr. Mladen Franko, from the University of Nova Gorica in co-authorship with prof. dr. Chieu D. Tran from Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI, USA) have contributed a chapter on „Thermal Lens Spectroscopy” to the Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
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17. 5. 2010
Colleague of the University of Nova Gorica on the fate of ecotoxic hexavalent chromium in the environment
A colleague of the University of Nova Gorica, Prof. Dr. Iztok Arčon, reported in a recently published article in a scientific review Environmental Pollution, with his colleagues from Agricultural Research Council-Research Group on Soil–Plant Systems, Gorizia, Italy (L. Leita, A. Margon, A. Pastrello, D. Mosetti) and from University of Udine (M. Contin), about the fate of ecotoxic hexavalent chromium in the environment.
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4. 3. 2010
New success of researchers from University of Nova Gorica – After a publication in Science a new publication in Nature
Physicists from the Laboratory for astroparticle physics of the University of Nova Gorica, the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the University of Ljubljana, the Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana and the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of the University of Maribor, who pursue their research of elementary particles within the Belle Collaboration, have together with their international colleagues published a paper on the differences between properties of matter and anti-matter in the most prominent scientific journal Nature (Belle Collaboration, Nature, 452, 332-335 (20 March 2008) | doi:10.1038/nature06827).
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31. 3. 2008
Pierre Auger Observatory in 2007's top science stories
Results from the Pierre Auger Observatory made a lasting impression on the scientific community in 2007. The announcement by the Pierre Auger Collaboration that active galactic nuclei were the most likely source for the highest-energy cosmic rays that hit the earth made the list of breakthroughs and top science stories for several science media organizations.
Achievements
11. 1. 2008
Presentation of the modernized device for the continuous casting of steel
The Laboratory for Multiphase Processes of Nova Gorica Polytechnic was involved in the modernization process of the continuous caster device.
Achievements
1. 4. 2006
Opening of a Lidar Observatory at Otlica above Ajdovščina
In June 2005 the Centre for Atmospheric Research at Otlica above Ajdovščina opened a lidar observatory, which contains a lidar for detecting aerosols, developed by the Laboratory for Astroparticle Physics. An upgrade of the existing aerosol lidar to the Raman version is planned; this will, in addition to the measurements of aerosols, also enable the assessment of the vertical profiles of water vapour and nitrogen content in the atmosphere. The development of a mobile lidar for detecting aerosols is underway. With the simultaneous use of meteorological models, the mobile lidar will enable the study of the spreading of pollution in the troposphere.
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16. 6. 2005
Colleague of the University of Nova Gorica on the Key Improvements in the Preparation of a Known Drug in Cancer Chemotherapy
A colleague of the University of Nova Gorica, Prof. dr. Iztok Arčon, reported with his colleagues in a recently published article on the key improvements in the preparation of a known drug in cancer chemotherapy - cisplatin, which substantially increases the drug's effectiveness in treatment. The research was carried out in co-operation between the University of Nova Gorica, the American company Liposome Consultations from California, the Jožef Štefan Institute, and the Department of Physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the University of Ljubljana.
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9. 7. 2004