21/01/2020 - 22/01/2020
Science and development of eXTP in Spain
ICE building (UAB Campus)
The eXTP X-ray satellite (enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry Mission) is a Sino-European scientific space mission proposal designed to study the state of matter in extreme conditions of density, gravity and magnetism. The expected launch date of eXTP is 2027.
20/01/2020 - 24/01/2020
MAGIC Collaboration AGN Working Group Meeting
ICCUB building (UB Campus)
The MAGIC Collaboration runs a pair of Cherenkov telescopes on the Canary Island of La Palma, observing the Universe at TeV energies. The AGN working group of the Collaboration focuses on the study of the gamma-ray emission from Active Galactic Nuclei. Its 2020 meeting takes place at the ICCUB from January 20 to 24, 2020.
20/01/2020 - 21/01/2020
Barcelona-Valencia Meeting on Gravitational Waves and Virgo
Faculty of Physics (ICCUB building, UB Campus)
International Workshop on Gravitational Waves and Virgo, with talks and presentations regarding several aspects of gravitational wave events, methodology and data processing.
16/01/2020 - 00/00/0000
Cosmic Silence under the Pyrenees
Aula Magna, Facultat de Física (ICCUB building, UB Campus)
The Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc (LSC) is one of the Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructures (ICTS), a 1600 square meters laboratory under 800 meters of rock, which hosts experiments and technologies which require a reduced cosmic muon flux and the induced activation produced by cosmic radiation.
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.
Generalitat de CatalunyaUniversitat de BarcelonaUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaConsejo Superior de Investigaciones CientíficasCentres de Recerca de Catalunya