Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud showing Supernova 1987A 9.3 Million Euros and a ticket towards the origins of the Universe 12.05.2021

The Synergy-2020 NEXT-BOLD project aims to discover whether the neutrino is its own antiparticle, and thereby to answer fundamental questions about the origin of the universe.Researchers of DIPC, UPV/EHU and Ikerbasque, with the participation of Harvard University, obtain the first ERC Synergy for the Basque Country, with a budget of close to 10 million euros.The […]

First picture ever taken of a black hole Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole 12.03.2021

This international study represents a paradigm shift in observations of the supermassive black hole located in the center of the Messier 87 galaxySpanish astronomers from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC), the National Geographic Institute, the Millimeter Radioastronomy Institute and the University of Valencia participated of the studyThe Event Horizon Telescope, designed to capture […]

Artist view of Neptune-sized planet at Neptunian Desert - Mark Garlick, University of Warwick 1st detection of a giant planet remnant core: unprecedented glimpse inside other worlds 23.09.2020

An exoplanet with anomalous characteristics orbiting Sun-Like Star TOI-849 is discovered by a University of Warwick-led team with participation of the Centro de Astrobiología The first exposed planetary core was found in the “Neptunian desert”, where objects of such size and density are rarely seenThe core could be part of a former gas giant similar […]

Silouette of cactus plants in the desert, before the Milky Way CARMENES the “planet-hunter”: exploring evaporating atmospheres and water vapour beyond the Solar System 21.03.2019

The spectrograph CARMENES studies the Cosmos measuring the temperature, composition and movement of extrasolar planetsNew approaches to the study of planets from the ground are developed with the CARMENES projectEleven German and Spanish institutions take part in the CARMENES project, including the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias and the […]

GRB 171205A hypernova, as seen from Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Observations of a rare hypernova: completing the picture of the death of the most massive stars 05.02.2019

A work led by the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC) studies in detail the death of a massive starThe work, published in Nature, reports on a gamma-ray burst (GRB) and a hypernova arisen from this cosmic eventThe discovery implies that the previously existing models about hypernovae will need to be revised The deaths of […]

Licia Verde Breakthrough Prize L. Verde shares the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics as part of the WMAP team 19.04.2018

On past 3th December, at a ceremony in California, the Breakthrough Prize in fundamental physics was awarded to the WMAP “For detailed maps of the early universe that greatly improved our knowledge of the evolution of the cosmos and the fluctuations that seeded the formation of galaxies”. Funded by private sponsors, the Breakthrough Prizes recognize […]

Artistic design of the super-Earth GJ 625 b and its star, GJ625 Two new Super-Earths discovered around nearby red dwarfs 16.04.2018

Only 25 years ago we did not know of any planets outside the Solar System. Today, though, we have a list of more than 3,500 exoplanets around other stars. There are a number of techniques for discovering them, and one of the most used is the radial velocity technique. This involves measuring the changes in […]

Marcel Guàrdia 300-year old problem obtains ERC Grant for a mathematician at BGSMath 27.03.2018

Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics (BGSMath) In September 2017, UPC Associate Professor and BGSMath Faculty member Marcel Guàrdia, 35, received an ERC Starting Grant. The European Research Council carefully selects talented early-career scientists who are ready to work independently and awards them up to 1.5 million euros for a 5-year period. His ERC project focuses on “Instabilities […]

IACTec Building IACTEC: The new technological and business collaboration space promoted by the IAC 13.02.2018

IACTEC is a technological and business collaboration space set up by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) to promote collaboration between the public and private sectors by boosting the creation of quality employment and the generation of high added-value technological products with a high commercialization potential, both nationally and internationally. IACTEC has been created […]