22/11/2019 - 00/00/0000
Reading Physics and the Formation of the Milky Way from Stellar Spectra
Aula Magna, Facultat de Física (ICCUB building, UB Campus)
Extracting accurate and precise physical information from stellar spectra is a century-old effort. These spectra are known to contain the information to determine masses, ages, luminosities, velocities and element composition of stars: quantities that form the foundation for a host of astrophysical studies; but it is hard to get this information out.
18/10/2019 - 00/00/0000
Applied string theory: Understanding strange metals in the lab with virtual black holes
Aula Magna (ICCUB building, UB Campus)
The Anti-de-Sitter/Conformal Field Theory correspondence, also known as AdS/CFT, has given us an unprecedented new holographic window in strongly coupled physics.
12/09/2019 - 00/00/0000
Critical Tests of Theory of the Early Universe using the Cosmic Microwave Background
Aula Magna (ICCUB building, UB Campus)
The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) gives a photographic image of the Universe when it was still an "infant". Its detailed measurements have given us a wealth of information such as the composition and history of the Universe. We are now using it to test our ideas about the origin of the Universe.
04/09/2019 - 06/09/2019
Variable Galactic Gamma-Ray Sources V (VGGRS V)
Aula Eduard Fontserè (ICCUB building, UB Campus)
This fifth edition of the VGGRS workshop will be focused on the study of gamma-ray binaries as well as on the potential of CTA in advancing our understanding of these systems. We intend to gather people actively working in these fields and discuss the present and future challenges that new observations, numerical simulations, and theoretical modelling are posing. The workshop will last for three days, from 4 September to 6 September 2019, with extended discussion sessions at the end of each day.
11/07/2019 - 00/00/0000
Disentangling nature from nurture: tracing the origin of the first black holes
Room 102 (ICCUB building, UB Campus)
Black holes appear be ubiquitous in the universe – most galaxies, if not all, appear to host a supermassive one in their nucleus. The origin of the first, seed black holes, however, remains an open question. Observationally detected bright quasars powered by accreting black holes are found to be in place when the universe was a fraction of its current age and accounting for their existence necessitates rapid growth from a new class of initial seeds.
09/07/2019 - 12/07/2019
eXTP Wide Field Monitor (WFM) Meeting + eXTP Science Requirements Meeting
Sala Alberto Lobo y Sala de reuniones 3ª planta (ICE building, UAB Campus)
International meeting of the WFM instrument team, in order to prepare the documentation package to be submitted to ESA at the end of July 2019, and to discuss the tasks related to phase B1.
09/07/2019 - 11/07/2019
High Energy Phenomena in Relativistic Outflows VII (HEPRO VII)
Aula Magna Enric Casassas (Faculty of Physics, UB Campus)
The High Energy Phenomena in Relativistic Outflows (HEPRO) conference series are devoted to the discussion of the latest and more relevant observational, phenomenological, and theoretical developments in the field of high-energy astrophysics related to systems displaying relativistic winds and jets.
08/07/2019 - 00/00/0000
PBHs-as-CDM scenario and Gravitational Waves
Sala Alberto Lobo (ICE building, UAB Campus)
We argue that primordial black holes (PBHs) with the mass of an asteroid can be CDM of the Universe. In this scenario, the associated curvature perturbations will produce secondary gravitational waves with a unique spectral feature, and the amount produced will be large enough to be detected by the future space gravitational wave antenna, LISA.
17/06/2019 - 21/06/2019
Fourth Barcelona Techno Week
ICC-UB, Facultat de Física, Universitat de Barcelona
Barcelona Techno week are a series of meeting point events between academia and industry, organised around a technological topic of interest for both worlds. They will include comprehensive multidisciplinary keynote presentations by world experts on the selected subjects combined with networking activities to foster collaboration among participants.
13/06/2019 - 00/00/0000
ALBA light at the service of society
Aula Magna Enric Casassas (Faculty of Physics, UB Campus)
ALBA is an instrument that provides solutions to challenges our society is facing. Synchrotron light is fundamental in the analysis of the matter at the molecular and atomic level. The development of particle accelerators and high-resolution detectors, the manipulation of high intensity and high power photon beams, and the capacity to store and analyze large amounts of data are valuable tools in the hands of researchers.
20/05/2019 - 24/05/2019
Workshop on Polarization in Protoplanetary Disks and Jets
Casa de la Cultura de Sant Cugat del Vallès, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona.
The study of the formation and evolution of protoplanetary disks around young stars saw a tremendous boost by the advent of ALMA and the development of new capabilities in the infrared and radio telescopes, thanks to the huge combined improvement in sensitivity, angular resolution, and image fidelity.
09/05/2019 - 00/00/0000
A New Era in the Quest for Dark Matter
Aula Magna Enric Casassas (Faculty of Physics, UB Campus)
The existence of dark matter has been discussed for more than a century. In the 1970s, astronomers and cosmologists have then begun to build what is today a compelling body of evidence for this elusive component of the universe.
08/05/2019 - 10/05/2019
Modified Gravity and Cosmology Workhop
Sala Alberto Lobo (ICE building, UAB Campus)
The Workshop is open to topics related to cosmology and theoretical physics, including:
  • Cosmological models: modified gravities, f(R) theories, and the like, non-local models.
  • Possibility of Observing Modified Gravity in an Astrophysical Level (Neutron Stars)
  • Quantum Gravity
  • Quantum Cosmology and Loop Quantum Cosmology
  • Quantum vacuum and the Casimir Effect
  • The cosmological constant problem.
  • Mathematical physics techniques for quantum vacuum studies
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25/06/2018 - 29/06/2018
SEWM 2018
The focus of the conference is the theory of the Standard Model and beyond at finite temperature and density and in and out of equilibrium, including applications to cosmology, astrophysics and relativistic heavy-ion collision experiments.
31/05/2018 - 31/05/2018
“The European Space Agency: what next?”
Barcelona, Edifici B3, Aula de Teleensenyament Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Telecomunicació de Barcelon
Dr Javier Ventura-Traveset, Head of ESA's Galileo Navigation Science Office will discuss what's next for young European space professionals: new programmes currently being proposed, and challenges and opportunities in the European Space landscape.
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