Coronal Mass Ejection HENSA, a project to measure the neutron flow from cosmic rays 18.05.2021

Project HENSA (High Efficiency Neutron Spectrometry Array) aims to characterize the neutron background produced by cosmic rays and its connection with solar activityThe results will enable to better understand phenomena such as coronal mass ejections taking place at the SunThe obtained insights will support the efforts to diminish the impact of electronics-disrupting events with their […]

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 […]

ERC advanced awards: SOMMa members reap their harvest 10.04.2019

222 ERC advanced grants awarded on Friday 29th March, summing a total of 540 Million EuroFour of the ten grants to Spanish proposals were awarded to SOMMa membersSOMMa members research areas are quantum technologies, atmospheric dynamics and the very early origins of matter along with elusive mathematical model The ERC awards The European Research Council […]

Answering questions about the Universe The Belle II experiment and SuperKEKB: adddressing questions about the Cosmos 18.06.2018

The particle accelerator SuperKEKB, in Japan will break the world record of particle accelerator luminosity and particle collision rateThe Spanish contributors IFIC, IFCA and ITAINNOVA have developed a new detector for Belle II: DEPFETThese joint efforts will contribute data to answer fundamental questions about the Cosmos A few words about elementary particle physics In particle […]

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 […]

Karl Landsteiner, co-author, explaining the finding Scientists of IBM Zurich and IFT Madrid observe quantum anomalies in solid objects 13.02.2018

Institute for Theoretical Physics (IFT) An international team of physicists, in a joint collaboration including experts from the fields of materials physics and string theory, have observed a phenomenon, which until recently had been thought to have occurred only at distances of many hundreds of thousands of light-years away from Earth, or having been confined only to the […]