June 17, 2024

Solar and Space Physics UNIToV

Gruppo di Fisica Solare e Spaziale Università di Roma Tor Vergata

South Pole Solar Observatory Project

From the beginning of January to February 2017, Prof. Francesco Berrilli (in the photo) and PhD. Stefano Scardigli have been working at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica.

The instrument that the Italian physicists have put into operation will be used to carry out astrophysics research in the field of gravity waves in the solar atmosphere and in space meteorology. The Italian researchers take part in this scientific venture together with colleagues from the University of Hawaii, the Georgia State University, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the European Space Agency.

Funded by the National Science Foundation and coordinated by Stuart Jefferies, a Professor at the Georgia State University, the project is supported by the PRIN 2012 of the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). The project has a duration of three years and will continue with the Antarctic campaigns 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Want to know more?

Click here for an interview to Prof. Francesco Berrilli.

And here for an interview to Prof. Stuart Jefferies.

More on the web:

media.INAF website

La Repubblica website