Històric de Noticies

"Termes d'astrofísica" by Jordi Miralda in UBTERM website


Date/Time: 03-06-2015/12:00

Place: Meeting Room DAM (7th floor, Physics Faculty)

UBTERM website has just incorporated "Termes d’astrofísica", a brief terminological compilation that offers solutions to denominate in Catalan some popular words in Astrophysics which are usually named in English. Some expressions are typically used in English instead of Catalan, either due to ignorance of its standard form in Catalan or just because it does not exist a satisfactory denomination reached by consensus.


The work has been developed by Jordi Miralda, Professor ICREA associated at Astronomy and Meteorology of the University of Barcelona. The online edition has been carried out by the UB Language Services.



Tuesday, 12 May, 2015

ICCUB has been awarded a "María de Maeztu" distinction

The Institute of Cosmos Sciences has been awarded the distinction Unidad de Excelencia María de Maeztu in the first edition of the call organized by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO).

The distinction María de Maeztu consists on a new modality within the programme of Excellence Centres of MINECO started in 2011 with the only modality Severo Ochoa. The new modality recognizes the excellence of research entities which are included into more complex institutions like universities. The requisites, exigence levels, demands and procedures of evalutaion and selection related with the scientific excellence have been the same as for the Severo Ochoa, as stated in the press release published by the Ministry. The difference between the two modalities relies on the structure of the model of governance and on the organization and management squemmes of the institutions. As an institute belonging to the University of Barcelona, the ICCUB has received the accreditation of Unidad de Excelencia María de Maeztu.


Thursday, 23 April, 2015

2015 Summer scholarships training in astrophysical research

The group Gaia at the Department of Astronomy and Meteorology, University of Barcelona, Institute of Cosmos Sciences, Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia announces TWO summer grants from July to September for astrophysics research.


The scholarships are aimed at students in the final year of the degree in Physics or double degree in Physics-Mathematics, who have completed the course Observational Astronomy or can demonstrate an equivalent knowledge.


Tuesday, 24 March, 2015

Thesis defense: "On the characterisation of the Galactic warp in the Gaia era"

  • Author/PhD Student: Hoda Abedi
  • Date: 27 February 2015
  • Time: 11:30 .
  • Place: Aula: V11G, Physics Faculty
  • Tribunal:​
    • President: Dr. Martín López Corredoira
    • Secretaryio: Dr. Justin Read
    • Vocal: Dra. Celine Reylé
    • Substitutes: Dr. Francisco Garzón López / Dr. Mercè Romero-Gómez
    • Directors: Dra. Francesca Figueras Siñol (tutora)/ Dr. Luis Alberto Aguilar Chiu


Tuesday, 24 February, 2015

Jorge Núñez appointed director of the Fabra Observatory

On February 19, 2015, the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona appointed Dr. Jorge Núñez de Murga Director of the Fabra Observatory of Barcelona.

Jorge Nunez is Professor of Astronomy at the Department of Astronomy and Meteorology of the University of Barcelona and active member of the Institute of Cosmos Sciences. He follows Dr. Josep Maria Vidal Codina, UB professor emeritus who has benn director since 1970 until now.



Friday, 20 February, 2015

Thesis defense: "Physics of the intergalactic medium, a study of the Power Spectum of the Lyman alpha forest and the metal content of Damped Lyman Alpha Systems"

  • Author/PhD: Andreu Ariño i Prats
  • Date: 03 February 2015
  • Time: 11:00
  • Place: Sala de graus “Eduard Fonserè”, Facultat de Física
  • Tribunal:​
    • President: Dr. Jose Maria Solanes Majua
    • Secretary: Dr. Matteo Viel
    • Vocal: Dra. Nathalie Palanquc Delabrouille
    • Substitutes: Dr. Vicent Quilis Quilis, Dr.  Ecluard Salvador Solé
    • Directors: Dr. Jordi Miralda Escude, Dr. Alberto Manrique Oliva (Tutor)


Friday, 16 January, 2015

Thesis Defense : "Astrostatistics for Luminosity Calibration in the Gaia Era"

  • Author/PhD Student: Max Palmer
  • Date: 13 January 2015
  • Hour: 12:00
  • Place: Sala de Graus (Aulari) Facultat de Física
  • Tribunal:​
    • President: Dr. Jos de Bruijne
    • Secretary: Dr. Claus Fabricius
    • Vocal: Dr. Gisella Clementini
    • Substitutes: Dr. Anthony Brown; Dr. Jordi Torra Roca​
    • Directors: Dr. Francesc Xavier Luri Carrascoso; Dr. Frédéric Arenou; Dra. Francesca Figueras Siñol (Tutora)


Friday, 19 December, 2014