Interview to Ignasi Ribas, OAdM director and IEEC researcher
Presentació de l’ESA BIC Barcelona: la incubadora de l’Agència Espacial Europea a Barcelona [NOT TRANSLATED]
Títol: Presentació de l’ESA BIC Barcelona: la incubadora de l’Agència Espacial Europea a Barcelona
Oferta de treball: Llicienciat en Física, Geologia o Química [NOT TRANSLATED]
Es cerca un llicenciat en física, geologia o química que tingui experiència en mineralogia i coneixements sobre meteorits. La feina tracta de la caracterització mineralògica dels components del meteorits de tipus condrític de la col·lecció Antàrtica de la NASA en la que l’Institut de Ciències de l’Espai (CSIC-IEEC) és repositori a nivell internacional. Es valorarà positivament el coneixement d’informàtica, haver completat cursos sobre ciències planetàries, coneixement en llengues (preferentment anglès) i haver completat o estar a punt de completar un màster oficial.
Job Offer: Design and implementation of a differential wave front sensor
Company: Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC)
Organitza: Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC) i ESA-BIC Barcelona
The Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC) was founded in February 1996. Its Board of Trustees comprises the University of Barcelona (UB), the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), as well as the ministry of the Catalan Government responsible for scientific matters. Its main objective is to create a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional institute devoted to space research and its applications. The IEEC is part of the CERCA network, the public Catalan network of research institutes (
Water rockets launch at the school Font d’en Fargas
On 21st October 2014, 6th grade students from the school Font d’en Fargas had the opportunity to build with their own hands water rockets customized by themselves and make them fly. The activity, carried out by the researcher Josep Manel Carrasco from the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences (UB/IEEC), was the second time carried out at the school and caused fervour and a lot of interest among the kids, because they not only could build and fly these small ships, but due to the dynamic and graphical talk given by the researcher they could also learn the physics behind the rocket.
The European project EuroGENESIS ends successfully and opens the way to new researches in nuclear astrophysics
There is no much known, neither at a popular level nor inside the astronomy field, about nuclear astrophysics and its advances for society. For this reason, a group of 200 European and North American specialists in astronomy, astrophysics, nuclear physics, astrochemistry and cosmochemistry, coordinated by Dr. Jordi José of the Research Group in Space Sciences and Technologies (IEEC-UPC), successfully assembled isolated and interdisciplinary efforts to create a collaborative research program aimed at understanding the nuclear history of the Universe and the origin of the chemical elements, EuroGENESIS (European Science Foundation, 2010-2013). The objective of the project was to understand the chemical evolution of the Universe, from the ashes of the Big Bang to its present form, and has generated important advances in this field and pretends to drive future projects.
IEEC Annual Report 2013
We are pleased to present the IEEC Annual Report 2013. Here you will find the scientific production of the institute and the most important results of the year. The document also includes a description of the most relevant projects and space missions, the outreach activities and much more.
Delivery of the Amaldi Medal to Sergei Odintsov
The september 15, the Amaldi Medal (European Prize for Gravitational Physics) was delivered to ICREA professor Sergei Odintsov, from ICE (CSIC/IEEC), in Alessandria, Italy. The award ceremony took place during the XXI SIGRAV (Società Italiana della Relatività Generale e Fisica della Gravitazione) conference, and Prof. P. Fre (University of Turin and attache of Italian Embassy in Moscow) and SIGRAV President, Prof. S. Capozziello (University of Naples), delivered de award.
Gaia discovers its first supernova
While scanning the sky to measure the positions and movements of stars in our Galaxy, Gaia has discovered its first stellar explosion in another galaxy far, far away
One of the winners of a special baccalaureate award chose the IEEC for doing her internship
Each year, the Education Department of the Generalitat de Catalunya give the Baccalaureate Special Award, a recognition that award the most outstanding baccalaureate students in recognition of their merits and high preparation. One of the possibilities of this award is to stay at a research centre, and the IEEC has been chosen by Irene Cabrero, a student interested in the field of aerospace engineering.
Delivery of the Zeldovich Medal to Nanda Rea
The august 4, the Zeldovich Medal was delivered to Dr. Nanda Rea, from ICE (CSIC/IEEC), in Moscow, Russia. The award ceremony took place during the COSPAR (Committee on Space Research) meeting.
Prof. Sergei Odintsov has been selected as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher
Thomson Reuters has selected Prof. Sergei Odintsov, ICREA researcher of the Institute of Space Science (CSIC/IEEC), as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2014. Highly Cited Researchers represent the world’s leading scientific minds and earn the distinction by writing the greatest number of reports ranked among the top 1% most cited papers for their subject field between 2002 and 2012.
The IEEC receives three students of the programme ‘Joves i Ciència’ from the Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera
Throughout the month of July, the IEEC has hosted three students of the programme ‘Joves i Ciència‘, sponsored by the Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera. The programme aims to promote scientific vocations among high school students talented and with a lot of curiosity in science.
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