News & Press Releases 2021
A team of astronomers led by the researcher Gemma Busquet of the Institute of Cosmos Sciences (ICCUB-IEEC), have been granted 306 telescope hours for their observational project “VOLS: The VLA Orion A Large Survey”. This survey will observe the northern region of the molecular cloud Orion A using the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array Telescope in New Mexico (USA).
A team of astronomers propose a scenario in which galaxies with active cores may undergo a period of rapid star birth before shutting down completely. The research, conducted by astronomers from the University of Southampton, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, and the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC), was published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters.
An international team of scientists has measured for the first time the masses of the giant planets of the V1298 Tau system, just 20 million years old. Masses for such young giant planets had not been obtained previously.
This year will be held the first Meeting of Young Spanish Researchers in Planetary Sciences. It will take place online within the framework of Europlanet Society, which promotes the advancement of European planetary science and related fields.
Amb motiu de la Setmana de la Ciència i la Tecnologia, l'institut celebra ara una edició especial divulgativa d'aquests #PizzaSeminars, en aquesta ocasió dirigida al públic general. L'esdeveniment inclourà diferents microxerrades d’entre cinc i deu minuts a càrrec de personal júnior de l'institut.
L'investigador de l'Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (ICE-CSIC) Jordi Isern i Vilaboy va ser nomenat recentment president de la Reial Acadèmia de Ciències i Arts de Barcelona (RACAB), que promou les ciències i les arts aplicades a l'àmbit de la cultura i la societat catalanes.
L’Institut de Ciències de l’Espai comença a participar aquest curs 2021-22 en un projecte d’innovació educativa en el marc del Programa “Magnet, aliances per a l’èxit educatiu”. El projecte fomentarà un aprenentatge científic i tecnològic a l’alumnat de l’Escola Gabriel Castellà i Raich, a Igualada.
The European Researchers' Night is a Europe-wide public event, which includes workshops, talks and activities covering multiple scientific fields in order to bring research and researchers closer to the public. The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) will participate in different scheduled activities over this week.
Researchers from the Institute of the Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) Estel Cardellach and Serni Ribó lead an ESA test campaign using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), yielding a sharper way of sea tracking.
Estel Cardellach and Serni Ribó set up an experimental satellite navigation receiver station high atop Mallorca island.
A new study recently published in The Astrophysical Journal explores the possibility of inferring the properties of the Galactic neutron star population through machine learning – an implementation of artificial intelligence that gives systems the ability to automatically improve and learn from previous experiences without being explicitly told how to do so.
The astrophysicist Nanda Rea from the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) was honoured yesterday at a ceremony at the Palau Robert in Barcelona, in which she received the insignia of Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy.
A recent paper published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) has revealed new clues about the origin and evolution of the parent asteroids of two groups of meteorites, dating back to the formation of the Solar System.
A new study published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters reveals how magnetic fields and gravity affect high-mass star formation process. The article has been featured in AAS Nova, which includes research highlights from the journals of the American Astronomical Society.
Following the reception of the 'María de Maeztu' seal of excellence, the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) has become an eligible host institution for applicants to La Caixa Fellowships, incoming, this same year. Deadline for applications for the Junior Leader Incoming Fellowships is October 7, 2021.
The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) has obtained the María de Maeztu seal of excellence, a distinction that recognizes the centers and units that carry out highly competitive cutting-edge research and that are among the best in the world in their respective scientific areas.
The multidisciplinary CSIC’s platform TELEDETECT, where the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) participates, organizes the summer course TELEDETECTION AS A GLOBAL TOOL at the Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP). The researcher from our centre Ramon Padullés Rulló will be one of the speakers of the course.
The program of the 4th Institute of Space Science Summer School will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) methods for astronomy research, with special focus on neural networks for image classification, natural language processing and graph neural networks. The topics will cover the mathematical concepts as well as the development of software tools and applications.
On June 30th, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) decided to include the Einstein Telescope (ET) in the 2021 upgrade of its roadmap. This confirms the relevance of this major international project for a next generation gravitational waves observatory for the future of research infrastructures in Europe and gravitational wave research at global level.
Researchers involved in the European Space Agency’s exoplanet-hunting Cheops mission spotted a surprise transit in front of a nearby star. While exploring two exoplanets of the system, the satellite has spotted a new planet, the system’s third one known until date, crossing the face of the star.
Astronomers studying the fast-moving jet of material ejected by a still-forming, massive young star found a major difference between that jet and those ejected by less-massive young stars. The scientists made the discovery by using the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) to make the most detailed image yet of the inner region of such a jet coming from a massive young star.
The Dark Energy Survey collaboration has created the largest ever maps of the distribution and shapes of galaxies. These maps trace both ordinary and dark matter in the universe out to a distance of more than 7 billion light years
The analysis, which includes the first three years of data from the survey, is consistent with predictions from the standard cosmological model.
A five-year quest to map the universe and unravel the mysteries of “dark energy” is beginning officially today, May 17, at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona, USA. A large number of researchers at the Institute of Space Sciences have greatly contributed to make possible the implementation of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI).
Daniele Viganò, researcher at the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC), obtained an ERC Starting Grant for the IMAGINE project, which aims to study magnetic fields on exoplanets. IMAGINE started officially last Saturday, May 1st.
A group of researchers in the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) participate in HydroGNSS, the second Scout mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). These missions are a new element in ESA's Earth Observation FutureEO Programme, and seek to demonstrate the capability of small satellites to deliver value-added science.
A scientific research led by the Department of Physics and Astronomy from the University of Pennsylvania and the Institute of Physics of Cantabria (UC-CSIC) has produced the largest catalogue of galaxy morphological classification to date, including 27 million galaxies.
The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) wants to join the celebration of the International Women's Day. All the female staff will meet online to create a space for debate, so that women working in non-academic positions get to know better the work and research lines of the female scientists at our center.
Astronomers of the CARMENES Consortium have published a new study which reports the discovery of a hot rocky Super-Earth orbiting the nearby red dwarf star Gliese 486. Despite the fact that the planet—designated Gliese 486 b— orbits close to its parent star, it has possibly retained a part of its original atmosphere.
Scientists present the first-ever detection of pulsations at optical and ultraviolet wavelengths from a millisecond pulsar in an X-ray binary system during an accretion phase. ICE's Francesco Coti Zelati and Diego F. Torres have participated in the discovery, led by researchers from the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF).
To commemorate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, five female researchers from the Institute of Space Sciences will be part of the 100tífiques initiative organised by the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRi) and the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).
The Dark Energy Survey, a global collaboration including the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and the National Science Foundation’s NOIRLab, has released DR2, the second data release in the survey’s seven-year history.
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