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DESI opens its 500 eyes to capture the colors of the cosmos

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The night of October 22-23, 2019, a new instrument installed in a telescope in Arizona made its first light observation pointing its 5,000 eyes of optical spectra to the cosmos. The device, which will observe a record figure of galaxies and quasars, tested its unique vobservation of the Universe.

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Cosmology

Astrophysicists suggest a potential crack in the Standard Model of Cosmology

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Astrophysicists point to a crack in the standard model of Cosmology. The precision of new observational results on the early and late Universe have increased and researchers suggest the requirement of new physics to fit the new data. This is the main conclusion of a study published in Nature Astronomy and signed by researchers from the University of Barcelona, the University of California (United States) and the Johns Hopkins University (Maryland, United States).

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Cosmology

ICCUB participates in the 13th Barcelona Science Festival

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The Institute of Cosmos Sciences, ICCUB (IEEC-UB) participates in the 13th edition of the Barcelona Science Festival, which will take place at Moll de la Fusta, on 26 and 27 October 2019. The event consists of 190 activities on science, technology, knowledge and culture, distributed in 26 spaces, with the goal to bring the research done in Barcelona and its area of influence closer to citizens.

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"Dones i física", the new travelling exhibition elaborated with the collaboration of the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona

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On Wednesday, September 18th at 18:30 at the Institute for Catalan Studies, IEC, will be presented the exhibition "Dones i física", prepared by the Catalan Physics Society, SCF, a subsidiary of the Institute for Catalan Studies in collaboration with the Institute of Cosmos Sciences, ICCUB, and the Faculty of Physic

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Licia Verde receives the Lodewikj Woltjer Lecture award at EWASS

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The cosmologist and theoretical astrophysicist Licia Verde received the Lodewijk Woltjer Lecture yesterday. Awarded by the European Astronomical Society (EAS), the award was presented within the framework of the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS), which takes place in Lyon from June 24 to 28.

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Cosmology

Cent anys de l'eclipsi que va donar la raó a Einstein

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Cent anys de l’eclipsi que va donar la raó a Einstein El 29 de maig de 1919 dues expedicions organitzades per la Reial Societat Astronòmica de Londres van fotografiar un eclipsi total de sol amb la intenció de comprovar la validesa de la teoria general de la relativitat.

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Cosmology
Gravitation

Saul Perlmutter, awarded honorary doctorate by the UB: “Science is being open to be wrong”

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Astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter, who led the discovery of the accelerated expansion of the Universe in the nineties and received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the UB in a ceremony presided by the rector, Joan Elias, together with his patrons, professors Ramon Canal, from the Department of Quantum Physics and Astrophysics, and Pilar Ruiz Lapuente, member of the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the UB (ICCUB, UB-IEEC), and the dean of the Faculty of PHyi

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V Festa de la Ciència de la Universitat de Barcelona

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The 5th Science Festival of the University of Barcelona, to be held on Friday May 17 during the morning at the Historical Building, comes with many new activities.

The festival aims to make research carried at the University accessible to everyone, in a fun and innovative way. Therefore, throughout the day, UB - organize outreach activities, workshops, talks and games that will value the work of researchers from all fields of knowledge.

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Cosmology
Particle Physics

Black hole picture of galaxy M87

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On Wednesday, April 10, the image of the supermassive black hole in the center of the Messier 87 galaxy made by the scientific team of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) was made public.

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Cosmology
Gravitation

«Quàntica» at CCCB

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On 9th April at 19:00 the exhibition «Quantum» will open at Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) until  24th September 2019.  The exhibition counts on the scientific advice of José Ignacio Latorre, researcher at the ICCUB, as well as the intervention of different members and projects of this Institute.
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