Giannandrea Inchingolo
 

May 23, 2019 more news >

IST Dia do Técnico 2019

I was invited to coordinate the exhibitions of my research group Group of Lasers and Plasmas during the 108º anniversary celebrations of the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, on May 23, 2019.

During the event, students, families and children stopped by to admire and discover Virtual Reality experiences, sounds, images, and videos realised with the latest research of our team. For the occasion, I presented my project Turbulence | Voice of Space.

Diving in the Virtual reality and surrounded by the sound of the plasma, people had the chance to explore the beauty and the physics of astrophysical accretion disks, the plasma that orbits around the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy!

Some pictures of the event can be found on my Instagram page or in the Exhibition session.

 
 

April 11, 2019

IST PhD Open Days 2019

I was invited to exhibit my project Turbulence | Voice of Space at the PhD Open Days at the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, on April 9-10, 2019.

Diving in the Virtual reality and surrounded by the sound of the plasma, people had the chance to explore the beauty and the physics of astrophysical accretion disks, the plasma that orbits around the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy!
All of this, in the same days the Word was discovering the first picture of a black hole!

Some pictures of the event can be found on my Instagram page or in the Exhibition session

 
 

March 26, 2019

Turbulence USA 2019

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From March 19 to March 25, 2019, I visited some of the US East coast’s top universities, presenting my latest research on collisionless accretion disks. The stops were:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, hosted by N. Loureiro
Columbia University, New York City, NY, hosted by L. Sironi
Center for Computational Astrophysics, Flatiron Institute, New York City, NY, hosted by S. Philippov
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, hosted by M. Kunz

During the visiting, I also presented my outreach project Turbulence | Voice of Space - some pictures of the tour can be found on my Instagram page

 
 

March 15, 2019

Turbulence @ Beyond the Cradle 2019

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I was invited to exhibit during the Beyond the Cradle 2019 at Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Beyond the Cradle is an annual event where engineers, scientists designers, and artists actively discuss the future of space exploration.
Along with incredible guests like the Nobel prize Samuel Ting and the creator of the Klingon language Marc Okrand, I had the possibility to present some of the pieces of Turbulence | Voice of Space.

Diving in the Virtual reality and surrounded by the sound of the plasma, people had the chance to explore the beauty and the physics of astrophysical turbulence… and also admire the amazing Boston skyline throughout the colors and the shapes of the magnetic fields impressed on the windows of the hall.

Some pictures of the event can be found on my Instagram page

 
 

January 21, 2019

2018 EPP/GoLP “natas“ award

I was awarded of the 2019 EPP/GoLP ‘“natas“ of visualization - Best Image award with the image named “Speiser and Dahu orbits: the trappings that heat you up!“. more details on the award can be found here

The image represents the evolution of ion trajectories, trapped inside the compression of a collisionless current sheet. The trapping mechanism is essential to understand the enhanced ion heating observed during the nonlinear regime of the collisionless MRI.

For more details on the physics behind this image, visit here

 
 

July 7, 2018

2018 EPS Best Video in Plasma Physics

I was awarded of the 2018 Best video in Plasma Physics during the 45th annual Conference of Plasma Physics of the European Physics Society in Prague, Czech Republic with the video named “Turbulence | The Origin“.

The video shows the mechanism responsible for the generation and evolution of the turbulence in collisionless accretion disks, exploring how kinetic-scale effects influence the large-scale structure of the plasma.
The soundtrack of the video is realized from the same simulation data used in the visualization, using the massive modular synthesizer of Joe Paradiso of MIT Media Lab in Boston.