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The spin-off DAPCOM-DATA Services enterns into the European Space Agency (ESA)

DAPCOM-DATA Services, spin-off created by the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC)has been one of the companies selected to become part of the programme Incubation of the European Space Agency (ESA) by the potential of the technology developed for space applications in other sectors.

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Monday, 15 December, 2014

Thesis Defense: "Modelització de precipitacions intenses en zones d’orografia complexa: casos d’estudi al Pirineu Oriental"

  • Author/PhD Student: Laura Trapero Bagué
  • Date: 3 December 2014
  • Hour12:00
  • Place: Sala de Grados Eduard Fontseré
  • Tribunal:​
    • President: Dr. Ricardo García Herrera
    • Secretary: Dra. Samiro Khodayar
    • Vocal: Dr. Bernat Codina Sánchez
    • Substitutes: Dr. Josep Calbó Angrill, Dr. Didier Ricard, Dr. Angel Redaño Xipell
  • Directors: Dr. Jeronimo Lorente Castello, Dr. Joan Bech Rustullet, Dr. Jeronimo Lorente Castello (Tutor)

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Friday, 21 November, 2014

International Conference outreach Activities

Gaia Team from UB have organized outreach activities to secundary school students, and general public.

 

  • Guided visit to the exhibition" Mil milions d'ulls per a mil milions d'estrelles"
  • Talk: "Gaia i l'odissea galàctica"

The activities are part of the International Conference "The Milky Way unravelled by Gaia" that is going to be held in the UB Historic Building.



More deails: here

Reserves: divulgacio @ am.ub.es

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Tuesday, 18 November, 2014

Thesis Defense:"Milky Way-Like Galaxy Simulations in the Gaia Era: Disk Large Scale Structures and Baryonic Conten"

  • Author/PhD student:Santi Roca Fàbrega
  • Date: 26 de novembre de 2014
  • Time: 12:00
  • Place: Sala de Graus Eduard Fontseré
  • Tribunal:​
    • President: Dr. Gustavo Yepes Alonso
    • Secretary: Dra. Cecilia Scannapieco
    • Vocal: Dr. Daisuke Kawata
    • Substitutes: Dr. Jordi Torra Roca, Dr. Francisco Javier Gorgas García, Dr. Pedro Colín DIRECTOR/S

       
  • Director: Dra. Francesca Figueras Siñol, Dr. Octavio Valenzuela Tijerino
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Tuesday, 18 November, 2014

Touchdown! Rosetta's Philae probe lands on Comet

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ESA’s Rosetta mission has soft-landed its Philae probe on a comet, the first time in history that such an extraordinary feat has been achieved.

After a tense wait during the seven-hour descent to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, the signal confirming the successful touchdown arrived on Earth at 16:03 GMT (17:03 CET).

Rosetta's website on Serviastro

 

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Wednesday, 12 November, 2014

Pilar Ruiz-Lapuente is awarded the "Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics 2015"

For the most unexpected discovery that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, rather than slowing as had been long assumed, the Supernova Cosmology Project Team, to which Pilar Ruiz-Lapuente belongs, has been awarded with the prestigious Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics 2015.

The ricipients of the 2015 Breakthrough Prizes in Fundamental Physics and Life Sciences were announced on 9th November by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation. The Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics recognizes major insights into the deepest questions of the Universe.

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Tuesday, 11 November, 2014

Black hole gamma-ray lightning

The MAGIC telescopes at La Palma have recorded the fastest gamma-ray flares seen to date, produced in the vicinity of a super-massive black hole. The scientists explain this phenomenon by a mechanism similar to that producing lightning in a storm. This result, with an important Spanish contribution, is published today in Science.

 

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Friday, 7 November, 2014

Black hole gamma-ray lightning

The MAGIC telescopes at La Palma have recorded the fastest gamma-ray flares seen to date, produced in the vicinity of a super-massive black hole. The scientists explain this phenomenon by a mechanism similar to that producing lightning in a storm. This result, with an important Spanish contribution, is published today in Science.

Image: MAGIC Collaboration

A Lightning Inferno at the Event Horizon video created by Robert Schulz; based on this Science paper

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Thursday, 6 November, 2014

XX Eduard Fontserè Meteorology Meeting

Place: CosmoCaixa, Sala Àgora. Isaac Newton 26. 08022 Barcelona.

Date: 29 November de 2014

Registration

The Catalan Association of Meteorology (ACAM) organizes the XX Conference of Meteorology Eduard Fontserè. The topic to be discussed this year is: the V IPCC Report (2014).

Specialists from the following institutions are going to participate: Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences (IC3), Meteorological Service of Catalonia (SMC), University of Barcelona (UB), University of Lleida (UDL), Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET). All presentations will be included in the book of the meeting as well as the abstracts of the posters presented.

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Monday, 27 October, 2014

Partial Solar Eclipse

màximOn Thursday, Oct. 23rd, the Moon will pass in front of the sun, off center, producing a partial solar eclipse visible from almost all of North America.

Greatest eclipse occurs at 21:44:31 TU with a magnitude of 0.811. At that time, the axis of the Moon's shadow will pass about 675 km above Earth's surface.

The eclipse will begin near the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Sibera,as it moves east, much of North America will be able to see a partial solar eclipse. The maximum eclipse will take place over Canada's Nunavut Territory near Prince of Wales Island.

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Wednesday, 22 October, 2014

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