A technologically viable model for a Mars city, as imagined by a Catalan-led team
A proposal for a city on planet Mars by a Catalan-led team was presented on Saturday, 17 October 2020, in the final of the Mars Society competition
IEEC researchers lead project selected among the finalists of the Mars Society competition to develop a city on the red planet
The Mars city proposal is led by researchers from the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC) at the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE, CSIC), the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB).
A proposal for the new generation Einstein Telescope observatory — potential infrastructure of the future
The Einstein Telescope is an ambitious third-generation gravitational-wave ground-based observatory project.
Two IEEC – UPC nanosatellites have been sent to space to study the polar regions with the help of artificial intelligence
The FSSCat mission was launched today with a Vega SSMS rocket of the European Space Agency (ESA), from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
Strange cosmic coincidence: gamma-ray heartbeat puzzles scientists
Astronomers detected a cosmic gas cloud that beats with the rhythm of a black hole 100 light years apart, in a microquasar.
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.
Physics Nobel Prize 2020: Black Hole Formation and the Supermassive Black Hole at the Milky Way Galactic Center
23/10/2020 - 00/00/0000
The Black Hole idea is a purely relativistic concept: Contrary to stars, which humans see with their own eyes and are in the process of understanding what they are made of and where they come from, the Black Hole concept emerges from the General Theory of Relativity that Albert Einstein completed in 1915.
A microscopic black hole window on large extra dimensions and dark matter
15/10/2020 - 00/00/0000
The researcher Ningqiang Song (Queen's University and Perimeter Institute) will speak about the signatures associated with the black holes in a seminar organized by the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB).
Radiation in Conformal Field Theories
08/10/2020 - 00/00/0000
We overview recent developments in the study of radiation in conformal field theories. First, we investigate the angular distribution of radiation, and we show that in conformal field theories that include scalar fields, the radiative energy density is not positive definite, the radiated power depends on the derivative of the acceleration and it is not Lorentz invariant.
ETG properties as revealed by MaNGA
19/06/2020 - 00/00/0000
In this talk I will (try to!) summarise the findings presented in a series of four papers dedicated to the study of early type galaxies (ETGs) with integral field spectroscopy (IFU) from the MaNGA survey.
PICTURE OF THE MONTH
Two CubeSats nanosatellites in orbit | (Artist view) The FSSCat mission will study the polar ice and soil moisture and provide Earth observation images by using artificial intelligence. | UPC NanoSat Lab - IEEC