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A technologically viable model for a Mars city, as imagined by a Catalan-led team
2020-10-19 12:00:00
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
2020-10-13 14:00:00
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
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.
 
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First shared prize for the Scientific Short Film of the researcher Enrique Gaztañaga in Ciencia en Acción 2020
2020-10-08 12:00:00
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
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.
Turns in the inflationary landscape: hyper non-Gaussianities, primordial black holes and stochastic background of gravitational waves
30/10/2020 - 00/00/0000
Recent proposals to reconcile in?ation with high-energy physics rely on in?ationary trajectories that strongly deviate from a geodesic in ?eld space. After a pedagogical introduction, I will present unique signatures for linking these constructions to observations.
The neutron star population in our Galaxy
30/10/2020 - 00/00/0000
I will review the group research activity of the past months, focusing on the recent detection of two interesting new highly magnetic neutron stars in our Galaxy. I will finish with some preliminary studies on the comparison of our neutron star population, with the Universe most extreme events such as Gamma Ray Bursts and Fast Radio Bursts.
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). 
 
PICTURE OF THE MONTH
 
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The Janssen crater and the aloof Mare Australe of the Moon | This mare is on the limit of its visible face, being difficult to see from the Earth because of our satellite's oscillation movement. Image taken from the Montseny Observatory. | IEEC - Josep M. Trigo
05/10/2020
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
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