Study reveals details of “golf ball asteroid”
The third largest object in the asteroid belt, showed to be heavily cratered, with the help of an IEEC researcher
Solar Orbiter, a mission with IEEC contribution
A team from the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC) at the Institute of Cosmos Sciences (ICC, UB) has worked on one of the ten instruments that the satellite will carry on board
Juan Carlos Morales (IEEC-CSIC) awarded Premi Ciutat de Barcelona 2019 in Experimental Sciences and Technology
The IEEC researcher at ICE (CSIC) has been awarded this prestigious prize for having led a study that found a giant exoplanet around a dwarf star.
Global Gaia campaign reveals secrets of stellar pair
A 500-day global observation campaign, that included IEEC researchers, spearheaded more than three years ago by the ESA’s galaxy-mapping project Gaia has provided unprecedented insights into the binary system of stars that caused an unusual brightening of an even more distant star.
IEEC researchers at the heart of new space mission to study the state of matter under extreme conditions
Meeting in Barcelona on 21-22 January 2020 will kick off the eXTP X-ray satellite mission for the Spanish astronomy community
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.
Science and development of eXTP in Spain
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. eXTP includes two European instruments, based on the LOFT (Large Observatory For X-ray Timing) mission, a proposal selected by ESA for feasibility study (phase A) in the M3 call; this study was completed in 2013 with an excellent evaluation, but LOFT was not selected for launch.
A new approach for modelling pulsar wind nebulae
13/03/2020 - 00/00/0000
Update 13.03.2020 - ALL CSIC SEMINARS ARE CANCELLED UNTILL FURTHER NOTICE
The cosmic origin of the rapid neutron capture elements
11/03/2020 - 00/00/0000
The processes that create the elements that make up the periodic table were laid down theoretically in the late 1950s, but the cosmic forges that actually carry out these processes have been more difficult to identify. The rapid (r) neutron capture process creates half of all the elements heavier than iron and the bulk of the heaviest elements, including almost all gold, platinum, and uranium. Its site is currently a major source of debate.
Simons Observatory: The Next-Generation Microwave Background Experiment
09/03/2020 - 00/00/0000
Over the past 20 years, microwave background observations, particularly from the WMAP and Planck satellites and the SPT and ACT ground-based telescopes, have established the standard model of cosmology. We are now pushing towards a new generation of ground-based experiments with significantly higher sensitivity.
VI Workshop Cosmology and the Quantum Vacuum
05/03/2020 - 08/03/2020
The focus of this workshop will be on different aspects of modern theoretical cosmology, the challenges of the theory being consistent with experimental data, and the unavoidable connection of cosmological models with the quantum nature of the vacuum.
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