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Flows of hot plasma connecting the Milky Way center to the corona, halo and beyond

Here I am!

The acronym of the project, Hot Milk, has nothing to do with the fact that my second daughter, Giada, was born less than two months before the submission of the Hot Milk proposal to the European Research Council.
Hot Milk aims at investigating the hot phase of the Milky Way, the so called Galactic corona, thanks to the data of eROSITA X-ray instrument aboard the recently launched SRG mission.
A deeper understanding of our galaxy will be fundamental to shed light on how Milky Way sized galaxies forms and evolve.

Hot Milk builds upon our previous investigations of the X-ray emission from the center of our galaxy:
An X-ray chimney extending hundreds of parsecs above and below the Galactic Centre;
The tumultuous heart of our galaxy; Ponti et al. 2015.

   Postdoctoral research fellowship - Deadline: 31/08/2022
Public selection procedure based on qualification and possible interview for one postdoctoral research fellowship (Assegno di Ricerca, tipologia B "Post Doc"), as part of the "Hot Milk" project which is funded by the European Research Council, with title "Study of the X-ray emission from the Milky Way". All information: Job openings

11/11/2021 - ISM absorption
In MODELS section (link: models) you can find data from the article: "disnht: absorption from a distribution of column density" (Locatelli N., Ponti G. & Bianchi S. A&A 2022).

05/07/2021 - Marcel Grossmann Award
MPE shares institutional Marcel Grossmann Award for development of eROSITA aboard SRG - on MPE web site

09/12/2020 - Heritage program with XMM
Xmm-Newton, due italiani al comando - on Media Inaf

09/12/2020 - eROSITA bubbles
Sterminata clessidra di gas caldo nella Via Lattea - on Media Inaf
eROSITA finds large-scale bubbles in the halo of the Milky Way - on MPE web site
Detection of large-scale X-ray bubbles in the Milky Way halo - on Nature web site

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This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation
programme (grant agreement No. [865637])

Banner image: The central regions of our galaxy, the Milky Way, seen in X-rays by ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory - Date: 20 August 2015 - XMM-Newton Satellite - Copyright: ESA/XMM-Newton/G. Ponti et al. 2015 - Web site credit: G. Ponti - M.R. Panzera