Announcements
 
IEEC
04/06/2013
Ready for launch The heart of space mission LISA Pathfinder was successfully tested
The optical bench of the LISA Pathfinder (LPF) mission passed with flying colours extensive testing at the Institute for Gravitational Research (IGR) at the University of Glasgow. IGR scientists assured that the high-precision measurement system is ready to survive tremendous forces up to 35 g (35 times the gravitational acceleration on Earth) during rocket launch. “With the successful tests we reached an important milestone. The sophisticated laser interferometer works very well and is ready for its job in space. We are really excited that the LPF mission is well underway for the launch date of 2015,” said Dr Christian Killow (Scottish Universities Physics Alliance Advanced Fellow). “The LPF mission will open the doors to eLISA, a gravitational wave space observatory that will revolutionize many areas of astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics,” has mentioned Dr. Carlos F. Sopuerta, researcher at the Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC), Barcelona.
01/06/2013
The Cheliábinsk superbolide. The impact risk of small asteroids with the Earth
J. M. Trigo-Rodri?guez, M. Tapia, J. Dergham, et al.
Other
21/05/2013
Viatge sense retorn a Mart (Josep Manel Carrasco al programa “Migdia” de 8TV) [NOT TRANSLATED]
Entrevista realitzada el 10 de Maig de 2013 a Josep Manel Carrasco, al programa “Migdia” de 8TV, per parlar del projecte “Mars-One” que pretén enviar l’any 2023 quatre voluntaris a Mart sense possibilitat de tornar a la Terra.
Other
21/05/2013
Linux Foundation Training Prepares the International Space Station for Linux Migration
IEEC
14/05/2013
Donen el premi extraordinari de doctorat a tres doctors de l’IEEC [NOT TRANSLATED]
REF: Premsa de la Universitat de Barcelona (UB)
Other
08/05/2013
“Premio extraordinario de doctorado” awarded to two students of the Astronomy Departament
Andreu Font Ribera and Juan Carlos Morales Peralta have been awarded “premio extraordinario de doctorado” of the Universitat de Barcelona.
Other
07/05/2013
A Dust-Obscured Massive Maximum-Starburst Galaxy in the Early Universe
Other
30/04/2013
Herschel closes its eyes to the Universe
IEEC
25/04/2013
The school Escola Arrels II de Solsona wins the SonCube contest
- Two students from this school will be in charge of designing and constructing the experiment that will go aboard the probe
Other
24/04/2013
Discovery of the First Isolated Compact Elliptical (cE) Galaxy
Other
23/04/2013
Herschel links Jupiter’s water to comet impact
Other
17/04/2013
A ghostly green bubble
A Ghostly Green Bubble
IEEC
12/03/2013
Comet PANSTARRS
For those of you that would like to observe the comet PANSTARRS (C/2011 L4), it will become visible tonight, right after sunset. The best days to observe the comet will be the nights of 12-13 of March, according to the Minor Bodies and Meteorites’ ICE (MBM) research group.
IEEC
12/03/2013
The UB and the UPC create the first joint spin-off: a company devoted to the compression of large data volumes
22/02/2013
Other
06/03/2013
The Cheliábinsk asteroid had already pass through Earth’s orbit
- Los últimos datos indican que en el momento de máximo brillo llevaba una velocidad de 18,6 kilómetros por segundo
Generalitat de CatalunyaUniversitat de BarcelonaUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaConsejo Superior de Investigaciones CientíficasCentres de Recerca de Catalunya