Ongoing grants and networks

National Grants funded by Slovenian Research Agency

Research Program

Infrastructure Program

Research Projects

  • J1-3011 Atmospheric remote sensing for Cherenkov Telescope Array and its impact on science from large sky survey observations, (2021-2024), PI: Samo Stanič
  • J1-2460 New era in the study of high-energy astrophysical transients (2020-2023), PI: Prof. Andreja Gomboc
  • J1-1700 Preparing for dark matter search with the Cherenkov Telescope Array using machine learning(2019-2022), PI: Prof. Gabrijela Zaharijas
  • Z1-1853 Unveiling the expansion of the universe with lensed supernovae (2019-2022), PI: Dr. Tanja Petrushevska
  • N1-0111 Identification of cosmic ray sources among jetted active galaxies (2019-2022), PIs: Serguei Vorobiov and Anita Reimer (Innsbruck University)
  • J1-9146 New detectors and techniques for remote sensing of atmospheric properties for Cherenkov telescopes (2018-2021), PI: Prof. Samo Stanič
  • J1-8361 Astrophysics of Transients in the Era of AllSky Surveys (2017-2021), PI: Prof. Andreja Gomboc

Bilateral Projects

  • BI-US/19-20-017: “Unveiling the nature of the dark matter with a novel strategy: search for short gamma-ray bursts from supernovae induced by axionlike particles”; 1.1.2019 to 31.12.2020; Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford University, US; Program coordinator: dr. Tanja Petrushevska, Program coordinator in USA: Dr. Manuel Meyer
  • BI-US/18-20-074: “Gamma ray emission from the centre of our Galaxy: testing a hint of dark matter discovery with complementary observations”; 1.1.2019 to 31.12.2020; Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, US; Program coordinator: dr. Gabrijela Zaharijas, Program coordinator in USA: Dr. Dan Hooper
  • BI-US/18-19-059; “Stellar Homicide: The Forensics of Tidal Disruption”; 1.1.2018 to 31.12.2019; University of California Santa Cruz; Program Coordinator: prof. dr. Andreja Gomboc; Program Coordinator in USA: dr. Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz

International Grants and Networks

Horizon 2020 Grants

  • H2020-SPACE-2018-2020: “High Energy Rapid Modular Ensemble of Satellites, Scientific Pathfinder (HERMES)”, coordinator INAF, Italy, Slovenian PI Andreja Gomboc. HERMES Scientific Pathfinder (HERMES-SP) is a mission concept based on a constellation of nano-satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO), hosting new miniaturized detectors to probe the X-ray temporal emission of bright high- energy transients such as Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRB) and the electromagnetic counterparts of Gravitational Wave Events (GWE)

European Space Agency (ESA) Prodex Project

  • “Gaia Transients” (2018 – 2020), PI: Prof. A. Gomboc. The aims of the project are to evaluate performance of the current Science Alerts pipeline used for triggering on transient objects detected by the ESA’s satellite Gaia, and following that develop and test new, advanced identification and classification methods and algorithms

EU COST Actions

Involvement in academic networking

The International Doctorate Network in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology (IDPASC)

Central European Exchange Program for University Studies (CEEPUS) Networks

  • “Multi-messenger Astrophysics in Central Europe (CIII-SI-1314-01-1819) – Astro.CE,” established in 2018, PI: G. Zaharijas