Release of the 3rd catalog of Gaia, the mission to know the origin and evolution of our galaxy
The Gaia satellite, one of the European Space Agency (ESA) missions, is revolutionizing astronomy, providing unprecedented clues about the origin and evolution of our galaxy, the Milky Way.
IEEC promotes Women4Space, a series of talks organised by UPC and Women In Aerospace Europe in Barcelona
Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA-E) is a project born more than 10 years ago with the main objective of promoting, empowering and giving visibility to the participation of women in the aerospace sector. This is done through diverse activities open to all publics.
IEEC participates in the Science Week 2020 in Catalonia
Since last 14 November 2020 and until next 29th of this month, the 25th edition of the Science Week in Catalonia (Setmana de la Ciència - SC'20) is held.
IEEC, partner of the hackathon Act in Space 2020 in the national edition organised by the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce
On 13 and 14 November 2020, the Hackathon Act in Space 2020 will take place, an international innovation competition promoted by the French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) and supported by the European Space Agency (ESA), the ESA Business Incubation Centre Barcelona network (ESA BIC Barcelona) and the ESA brokers, a network of institutions and technology transfer centres that offers support to the space industry through the identification and exploitation of new business opportunities.
Presentation of the NewSpace strategy for Catalonia
A trend for change in the space sector has been confirmed in the last few years. Particularly important is the impending exponential growth of the so-called New Space, which is bound to facilitate access to space not only for scientific activities but also for new market applications in telecommunications and general data products.
First shared prize for the Scientific Short Film of the researcher Enrique Gaztañaga in Ciencia en Acción 2020
The researcher from the Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC) at the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) Enrique Gaztañaga has been awarded the first prize ex-aequo in the Ciencia en Acción 2020 competition, in the modality Scientific Shorts, with the work entitled “2019 THE ACCELERATING COSMOS Part I Cap. III”.
Héctor Gil-Marín wins the Young Researcher Prize in Theoretical Physics awarded by the Spanish Royal Physics Society
Héctor Gil-Marín, a researcher from the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC) at the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB) —and postdoctoral Junior Leader 'La Caixa' Fellow—, has been rewarded with the Young Researcher Award in Theoretical Physics of the “Real Sociedad Española de Física - Fundación BBVA 2020” Physics Prizes, as was announced last Friday 18 September by the Spanish Royal Physics Society.
IEEC is now a Member of the European Astronomical Society
The Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC — Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya) has just joined the European Astronomical Society (EAS) as Organisational Member.
The ICCUB is awarded with the Maria de Maeztu Excellence Distinction (2020-2023)
The Institute of Cosmos Sciences (ICCUB), a research unit of the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC), is one of the six Maria de Maeztu Excellence Units accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation this year (2019 call). This is the second time that ICCUB receives this award, after obtaining the first one in the 2014 call.
The UPC, selected by ESA to host the 4th Symposium on Space Educational Activities
The Polytechnic University of Catalonia — BarcelonaTech (UPC) has been selected to organise the 4th Symposium on Space Educational Activities (SSEA) next spring, in 2021. The Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC) and the Institute of Cosmos Sciences – University of Barcelona (ICCUB) will also support the event.
From planet Earth to exoplanets: new life research frontiers in astrobiogeology
Is the exoplanet Kepler-452 b, located at fourteen hundred light years from Earth -potentially habitable? At what other places of the Universe can the phenomenon of life have taken place? All these questions on life research inside and outside the Solar System are the thread of the journey in the book (In)habitabilidad planetaria. Fundamentos de astrobiogeología (Ed. Marcombo), a work coordinated by the lecturer Andrea Butturini, from the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences of the Faculty of Biology of the University of Barcelona.
Sad and unexpected news of the passing of our colleague Lluís Gesa
[English] - Last 29 May 2020, our colleague and friend Lluís Gesa suddenly passed away. Lluís was currently working at the Institute of Space Sciences and was a member of IEEC since 2006, where he played a key role in many space missions and ground instrumentation projects as software engineering manager.
Science talk about the Solar Orbiter successful launch
Today Monday, 10 February 2020, ESA’s Solar Orbiter mission has successfully lifted off on an Atlas V 411 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 05:03 CET on its mission to study the Sun from new perspectives.
Successful celebration of IEEC Forum 2020
Yesterday, 6 February 2020, IEEC celebrated its annual forum, coinciding with the 24th anniversary of its foundation. The event took place at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) and gathered about 120 attendees, including members of the institute, Catalan government officials and representatives from industry related to the space sector.
IEEC, strategic partner and participant at the New Space Economy meeting
The Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona (Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona), in collaboration with the Knowledge Innovation Market Bcn Foundation (KIMbcn) and the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC — Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya) as strategic partner, is organising a meeting with the companies of the New Space, i.e. the organisations and institutions that promote and finance this type of projects, and the leading researchers.