The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018

Por José Manuel Rebordão.

From the Press release
“… for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics”.

The inventions being honoured this year have revolutionised laser physics. Extremely small objects and incredibly rapid processes are now being seen in a new light. Advanced precision instruments are opening up unexplored areas of research and a multitude of industrial and medical applications.

ESPRESSO, a rocky exoplanet hunter for the ESO-VLT

Por Alexandre Cabral (Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço e Laboratório de Óptica, Lasers e Sistemas – Dep. Física, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa).

Abstract: ESPRESSO, the Echelle SPectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet and Stable Spectroscopic Observations, is a high resolution Echelle spectrograph that was installed in the most advanced astronomical observatory, the (ESO-VLT) European Southern Observatory - Very Large Telescope, in the Atacama Desert in Chile.