Announcements
 
IEEC
06/06/2017
A supernova in the galaxy NGC 6946, picture of May of the Observatori Astronòmic del Montsec
Each month the Observatori Astronòmic del Montsec (OAdM) of IEEC publishes an outstanding image from the observations made there. In May, the protagonist is a supernova in the galaxy NGC 6946.
IEEC
30/05/2017
1st Institute of Space Sciences Summer School: Neutron Stars And Their Environments
Presentation
IEEC
26/05/2017
Charla de Kip Thorne el 26 Mayo a 18:00 en el Auditorio de La Pedrera [NOT TRANSLATED]
La Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera y el Instituto de Ciencias Fotónicas (ICFO), en colaboración con el Instituto de Ciencias del Cosmos de la Universidad de Barcelona (ICCUB), el Instituto de Física de Altas Energías (IFAE), el Instituto de Ciencias del Espacio (ICE-CSIC) y el Instituto de Estudios Espaciales de Cataluña (IEEC) os presentan la conferencia de Dr. Kip Thorne Feynman Professor de física teórica, emérito, en el marco de la Cátedra Ignacio Cirac – Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera de ICFO el dia 26 de mayo a las 18:00 en el auditorio de La Pedrera. Las ondas gravitacionales son ondulaciones en el tejido del espacio y el tiempo que fueron predichas por Albert Einstein hace 100 años. Después de medio siglo de esfuerzo, los seres humanos hemos tenido nuestro primer contacto con estas ondas. LIGO (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) ha detectado y descifrado las ondas producidas por dos agujeros negros colisionando a mil millones de años luz de la Tierra. La conferencia tendrá el título “Exploring the Universe with Gravitational Waves: From the Big Bang to Black Holes”. El Dr. Thorne hablará del proyecto LIGO, el cual cofundó, y sus descubrimientos, así como del futuro de la astronomía de ondas gravitacionales. La conferencia, de carácter divulgativo, va dirigida al público general interesado en la exploración científica de la Naturaleza. El acto es gratuito. Os rogamos por favor que confirméis vuestra asistencia registrándoos en http://www.creacongresos.com/forms/DRTHORNETALK/. Debido al aforo limitado del auditorio, os animamos a registraros lo antes posible y os rogamos que nos aviséis en caso de no poder asistir para poder liberar vuestra plaza.
IEEC
24/05/2017
The UPC will award an honorary doctoral degree to the American astrophysicist Kip S. Thorne
On Thursday 25 May of this year, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) will award an honorary doctoral degree to Professor Kip S. Thorne, one of the world’s leading experts in the fields of theoretical physics, gravitational physics and astrophysics. His career has been outstanding in fields of science such as gravity, optics and astrophysics, but also in highly technological fields such as the design of signal processing algorithms. The investiture ceremony will take place at 11.30 a.m. in the auditorium of the Vèrtex building and can be followed live on UPCtv.
IEEC
04/05/2017
M64: The Black Eye Galaxy, picture of April of the Observatori Astronòmic del Montsec
Each month the Observatori Astronòmic del Montsec (OAdM) of IEEC publishes an outstanding image from the observations made there. In April, the protagonist is the Black Eye Galaxy.
IEEC
04/04/2017
The Needle Galaxy, picture of March of the Observatori Astronòmic del Montsec
Each month the Observatori Astronòmic del Montsec (OAdM) of IEEC publishes an outstanding image from the observations made there. In March, the protagonist is the Needle Galaxy.
IEEC
01/03/2017
The star cluster M46, picture of February of the Observatori Astronòmic del Montsec
Each month the Observatori Astronòmic del Montsec (OAdM) of IEEC publishes an outstanding image from the observations made there. In February, the protagonist is the star cluster M46.
IEEC
08/02/2017
Gaia turns its eyes to asteroid hunting
Whilst best known for its surveys of the stars and mapping the Milky Way in three dimensions, ESA’s Gaia has many more strings to its bow. Among them, its contribution to our understanding of the asteroids that litter the Solar System. Now, for the first time, Gaia is not only providing information crucial to understanding known asteroids, it has also started to look for new ones, previously unknown to astronomers.
IEEC
30/01/2017
Two interacting galaxies, picture of January of the Observatori Asrtronòmic del Montsec
Each month the Observatori Astronòmic del Montsec (OAdM) of IEEC publishes an outstanding image from the observations made there. In January, the protagonists are the galaxies NGC4490 and NGC4485.
IEEC
17/01/2017
The space gravitational wave observatory of the ESA, a little closer
On January 13, the LISA consortium formed by more than 300 scientists, including researchers from the Gravitational Astronomy-LISA group of the Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC), presented its proposal for the third major L3 mission of the Cosmic Vision Plan of the European Space Agency (ESA) with the aim of building an observatory of gravitational waves in space.
IEEC
12/01/2017
Sitges brings together over a hundred scientists at the second congress of the Gaia data processing and analysis consortium
From January 23rd to 27th, the Hotel Melià de Sitges will host the second congress of the consortium DPAC (Data processing and analysis consortium) of the Gaia mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). The event will bring together some 170 scientists, members of the consortium, and will determine the next steps of the Gaia mission that aims to obtain the most accurate 3D map of our galaxy.
IEEC
09/01/2017
Tapdole Nebula, picture of December of the Observatori Asrtronòmic del Montsec
Each month the Observatori Astronòmic del Montsec (OAdM) of IEEC publishes an outstanding image from the observations made there. In August, the protagonist of the image of the month is the Tapdole Nebula.
IEEC
02/12/2016
Licia Verde receives an ERC Consolidator Grant
ICREA-ICCUB researcher Licia Verde has been awarded a Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) in its 2016 call for her project Beyond Precision Cosmology: Dealing with Systematic Errors (BePreSysE).
IEEC
30/11/2016
Planetary Nebula M76, picture of November of the Observatori Asrtronòmic del Montsec
Each month the Observatori Astronòmic del Montsec (OAdM) of IEEC publishes an outstanding image from the observations made there. In november, the protagonist of the image of the month is the Planetary Nebula M76.
IEEC
24/11/2016
Gravitational waves will closes the cycle of conferences of the 20th anniversary of the IEEC at Cosmocaixa
Next Tuesday, November 29, the researcher Carlos F. Sopuerta, head of the Gravitational Astronomy-LISA group of the Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC) will give the conference “The discovery of gravitational waves and the beginning of a new astronomy”.. The talk is part of the cycle Discovering the Universe organized by the IEEC and the Obra Social La Caixa to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the IEEC.
Generalitat de CatalunyaUniversitat de BarcelonaUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaConsejo Superior de Investigaciones CientíficasCentres de Recerca de Catalunya