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A proposal for the new generation Einstein Telescope observatory — potential infrastructure of the future
2020-09-11 08:00:00
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
2020-09-03 08:00:00
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
2020-08-17
Astronomers detected a cosmic gas cloud that beats with the rhythm of a black hole 100 light years apart, in a microquasar.
Researchers identify massive black holes that seemed “hidden” in dwarf galaxies
2020-07-28
An investigation conducted by two researchers from the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC), a research unit of the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC), has been published today in the Astrophysical Journal Letters
First autonomous magnetic field map of the Sun, obtained by an instrument co-developed by IEEC for Solar Orbiter
2020-07-23
The first results of the Solar Orbiter mission, developed by ESA in collaboration with NASA, were presented on 16 July
 
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Héctor Gil-Marín wins the Young Researcher Prize in Theoretical Physics awarded by the Spanish Royal Physics Society
2020-09-21 08:30:00
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
2020-08-28 12:00:00
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)
2020-07-20
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
2020-07-08
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.
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.
The Driving Mechanisms Of Protostellar Evolution
05/06/2020 - 00/00/0000
Gravity and magnetic fields are competing entities in the formation process of stars like our Sun. While dense cores of molecular clouds collapse under their own gravity, magnetic fields represent a resisting force since charged dust and gas are tied to the field lines.
Euclid Meeting 2020 remotly
05/05/2020 - 08/05/2020
Today begins the first on-line meeting of Euclid.
The Atacama Large Aperture Submm Telescope (AtLAST): Cosmological and Sunyaev-Zeldovich Effect Applications
24/04/2020 - 00/00/0000
The thermal and kinematic Sunyaev–Zel'dovich (SZ) effects provide a strong and independent complement to X-ray observations of the warm and hot ionised intracluster medium, particularly at high redshift where X-ray counts are limited.
 
PICTURE OF THE MONTH
 
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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
08/09/2020
The Joan Oró Telescope of Montsec | The Joan Oró Telescope of Montsec begins a new month of observations, with research projects focused on the study of exoplanets, asteroids and black holes. | IEEC - Kike Herrero
03/08/2020
 
A comet passing through the sky | The comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, after its passing through the perihelion, is visible to the naked eye before sunrise. | IEEC - Kike Herrero
06/07/2020
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