Històric de Noticies

Last days "Estrella Cervantes" Campaign

"Estrella Cervantes" is a proposal to name the star μ  Arae and its four exoplanets with the name of Cervantes and those of the main characters of the novel “El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha”:  Dulcinea, Rocinante, Quijote i Sancho.

The choice of the names is done through a international open vote with  deadline 31 October. 


How to vote:

Web of the SEA about the project



Tuesday, 1 September, 2015

Meteorology & Terminology on ‘Terminàlia’

El núm. 11 de Terminàlia, la revista de la "Societat Catalana de Terminologia" (SCATERM), tiene como tema la meteorología y la terminología.

It has been published on June and its online version is already available: the interview with Eliseu Vilaclara, from the "Servei de Meteorologia de Catalunya"; The dossier, which includes a pair of articles on historical and current problems of catalan meteorological terminology;  and the "semblança" which deals with the figure of Eduard Fontserè y Riba, considered the creator of the modern catalan meteorology.

You will also find the other habitual sections: editorial, articles, reviews and meeting space.


Wednesday, 29 July, 2015

The island of La Palma chosen for final negotiations to host the Northern CTA site

On 15 and 16 July 2015, the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) Resource Board decided that the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, on La Palma, is able to host its major scientific installation in the northern hemisphere. CTA will be a scientific infrastructure composed of two observatories, one in each hemisphere, consisting of a network of new generation Cherenkov telescopes to study very high energy gamma rays. The network will consist of 100 telescopes, about 20 of which will be installed in the northern hemisphere.

The Astronomy and Meteorology Department has taken part in the CTA project ever since its inception and has been the seat of several work meetings of this network. DAM researchers make simulations of the observations that the CTA will perform of Gamma Ray Binaries and make proposals to observe transient galàctic objects under one of the Key Observation Projects.


Thursday, 16 July, 2015

The ICCUB receives the accreditation María de Maeztu

The ceremony for the Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu awards to Excellence Centers and Units, 2014 Edition, has been held on 16 July 2015 in the Ministry of Economy and Competitivity. During the ceremony, which has been presided by the State Secretary for Research, Carmen Vela, the ICCUB executive and scientific directors, Lluís Garrido and Josep María Paredes, have collected the María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence distinction for the ICCUB.

The distinctions Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu represent the highest award to scientific research for Spanish centers and units, and they are given after a strict evaluation process made by international scientific committees. Awarded centers and units stand out for the international impact of their scientific contributions, for their innovative power and for their strong relation with the social and economic environment.

More information 

Documents: 150716_NP_SeveroOchoa_2111.pdf


Thursday, 16 July, 2015

Thesis Defense: "Climate change and precipitation trends in the northem Mediterranean"

  • Author/PhD student: Didac Fortuny Almiñana
  • Date: 13 July 2015
  • Hour: 12:00
  • Place: Sala de Graus "Eduard Fontseré", Physics faculty
  • Tribunal:​
    • President: Dra. Yolanda Castro Díez
    • Secretary: Dra. Maria del Carme Llasat Botija
    • Vocal: Dra. Belén Rodríguez de Fonseca
    • Substitutes: Dr. Pablo Zurita Gotor, Dra.  Manuela Catalina Brunet India
  • Directors: Dra. Ileana Blade


Monday, 6 July, 2015

Job for two students. CLOSED.

The Gaia group (Department of Astronomy and Meteorology at University of Barcelona, Institute of Cosmos Sciences, Institute for Space Studies of Catalonia) is looking for two students to join a multidisciplinary team of astronomers and engineers, to operate, test, monitorize and evaluate the efficiency of a software for massive processing of scientific data, for the ESA's Gaia space mission.




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Tuesday, 23 June, 2015