The analysis of a meteorite reveals secrets about the birth of the Solar System
Research led by the University of Arizona in collaboration with IEEC-UPC has led to the discovery of a meteorite grain forged during the final phases of a star that disappeared a long time ago.
Primordial comet fragment discovered inside meteorite gives clues to the origin of the Solar System
Using the only international repository of NASA’s Antarctic meteorites based in Spain, at ICE, a study co-led by IEEC–CSIC has revealed a comet fragment inside the carbonaceous chondrite meteorite LaPaz 02342
Understanding the oldest stars in the Milky Way
A study led by UPC/IEEC has determined for the first time the mass and radius of one of the oldest stars in our Galaxy, allowing to validate the theoretical relationship between the mass and radius for this class of stars.
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Carbonaceous chondrites provide clues about the delivery of water to Earth
A study led by IEEC-CSIC discovers how these meteorites retained water and organic material inside them before reaching our planet
IEEC Annual Report 2018 released
IEEC is proud to present its Annual Report for the year 2018. This document gathers the outcomes and the main results of the research activities and projects that have been carried out by the nearly 200 IEEC members.
The Montsec Astronomical Observatory opens its doors to the public
At 1,570 meters, the Montsec Astronomical Observatory (OAdM) is located in one of the most suitable areas on the European continent for astronomical observation, thanks to the combination of weather conditions and the low effect of light pollution.
The ATTRACT Consortium grants funding to develop a new hybrid detector
The team of engineers and researchers from the Institute of Cosmos Sciences (IEEC-ICCUB), led by David Gascón, has been granted an ATTRACT grant to develop an integrated signal processing for a new generation of active hybrid single photon sensors.
Gaia DR2 bulk catalogue available in FAPEC format
The Gaia group at the Universitat de Barcelona (IEEC – ICCUB), in cooperation with DAPCOM Data Services S.L. (a technological spin-off company of the UPC and the UB), has published an alternative copy of the bulk data files from Gaia DR2 – the second data release from Gaia.
High Energy Phenomena in Relativistic Outflows VII (HEPRO VII)
09/07/2019 - 11/07/2019
The High Energy Phenomena in Relativistic Outflows (HEPRO) conference series are devoted to the discussion of the latest and more relevant observational, phenomenological, and theoretical developments in the field of high-energy astrophysics related to systems displaying relativistic winds and jets.
SPLASHDOWN Festival 2019 comes to Barcelona
05/07/2019 - 07/07/2019
IEEC is proud to announce it collaborates in the organisation of the IV edition of the SPLASHDOWN Festival, taking place on 5, 6 and 7 July 2019. For the first time ever, the festival of the cosmos and space exploration arrives to Barcelona, at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB).
Remote Sensing Summer School (IFT-R3S)
01/07/2019 - 05/07/2019
The Institute of Space Sciences (Institut de Ciències de l’Espai - ICE) is organizing its 3rd Institute of Space Sciences Summer School, which in this edition is linked to the 1st IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing society (GRSS) Instrumentation and Future Technologies (IFT) Remote Sensing Summer School (IFT-R3S).
Fourth Barcelona Techno Week
17/06/2019 - 21/06/2019
Barcelona Techno week are a series of meeting point events between academia and industry, organised around a technological topic of interest for both worlds. They will include comprehensive multidisciplinary keynote presentations by world experts on the selected subjects combined with networking activities to foster collaboration among participants.
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