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The students of Centre d'Estudis Roca discover the materials of the future for solar energy

On Friday, 1 February 2019, students from the Centre d'Estudis Roca school, in Barcelona, came to the ICMAB to discover the materials of the future in solar energy! The visit consisted in a first talk from Mariano Campoy-Quiles, researcher at the ICMAB, followed by a visit to four different labs: SEM, XRD, AFM and NANOPTO labs. The visit is in the framework of the ESCOLAB programme of the Ajuntament de Barcelona. 

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Meet the 10 future scientists working on Advanced Functional Materials of the DOC-FAM MSCA-COFUND project!

On Tuesday, 29 January 2019, the Welcome Day of the Doctoral Training Programme in Functional Advanced Materials (DOC-FAM) First Call Fellows took place at the ICMAB. The DOC-FAM is a H2020-MSCA-COFUND project coordinated by ICMAB-CSIC in collaboration with four partner research institutions from the area: IMB-CNM, IREC, ALBA Synchrotron and ICN2. In this first call, 10 PhD Fellows from all around the world have started their research training programme within these institutions. Meet them here! 

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Barcelona, 7-11 Feb 2019: the ICMAB will participate in the Biennal Ciència i Ciutat

From 7 to 11 February, Barcelona will be the City of Science. The Biennal Ciència i Ciutat will fill the city with activities related with science: talks, debates, roundables, exhibitions, etc. The ICMAB will also participate by collaborating in two roundtables about Chemistry and Health, and Chemistry and Bateries (8 Feb, Cosmocaixa). You cannot miss it! Take a look at the extense programme, there is something for you, for sure!

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Monday, 4 Feb 2019: “Nanotecnologia i transició energètica” by Xavier Obradors at CMES

The CMES is the "Col·lectiu per a un Nou Model Energètic i Social Sostenible". Funded in 2012, the group is formed by professionals, mainly from the engineering field, worried about the current energy model based on fossil fuels and uranium, which "will lead us to an environmental, economic and social crisis without precedents". The CMES group came to visit the ICMAB and listen to some of our researchers working on renewable energies, superconducting materials and batteries. Now, Xavier Obradors, ICMAB Director, will give a talk on "Nanotechnology and energy transition" on February 4, 2019. 

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"Exploring the metal-insulator transition in vanadium oxide thin films" by Mariela Menghini (Mon, 25 March 2019)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Periodical Lecture

Exploring the metal-insulator transition in vanadium oxide thin films

by Mariela MENGHINI,IMDEA Nanociencia, Madrid, Spain / Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Monday, 25 March 2019 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

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ICMAB, 29 Jan 2019: Welcome Day of the COFUND MSCA DOC-FAM PhD Fellows

On Tuesday, 29 January 2019, the Welcome Day for the COFUND MSCA Doctoral Training Programme on Functional Advanced Materials "DOC-FAM" PhD Fellows will take place at ICMAB. The Welcome Day is aimed to present the project and introduce the first call PhD fellows and their projects. In this first call, the projects are being carried out at ICMAB-CSIC, ALBA Synchrotron and IREC. 

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"Opportunities of optical imaging technologies for tissue diagnosis in oncological and cardiovascular scenarios" by Olga M. Conde (Mon, 28 Jan 2019)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Periodical Lecture

Opportunities of optical imaging technologies for tissue diagnosis in oncological and cardiovascular scenarios

by Olga M. CONDE,Grupo de Ingeniería Fotónica. Dep. TEISA. Universidad de Cantabria; Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red – Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina (CIBER-BBN); Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Valdecilla (IDIVAL), Santander.

Monday, 28 January 2019 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

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First school visit of the ESCOLAB 2018-2019 programme

On Friday, 14 December 2018, 25 secondary school students from the "Escola Vedruna Gràcia" visited the ICMAB thanks to the ESCOLAB programme. The students, all from the scientific branch, could enjoy a talk on "Nanomaterials for nanomedicine" by Anna Laromaine, from the NN group, and then visiti some of our Scientific Services.

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Jan-April 2019: "Dilluns de ciència: Els cristalls i la Vida"

The next conference cycle "Dilluns de Ciència" is about crystals and life. Two of the five conferences of the cycle will be given by two ICMAB researchers, Dra. Núria Aliaga (ICREA Reserach Professor) and Dr. Gerard Tobias (Tenured Scientist at ICMAB). All the talks will be at the "Residència d'Investigadors" at 6:30 pm, and will take place always on a Monday. The first talk is on January, 21, and the last one will be on April, 29, 2019. 

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Castelldefels, 28-29 March 2019: VII Spanish Worm Meeting (SWM)

The VII Spanish Worm Meeting (SWM) will take place in Castelldefels (Barcelona), on March 28-29, 2019. Anna Laromaine, from the ICMAB-CSIC, is one of the organizers of this year's meeting. 

This meeting is a biennial gathering of the scientific community working with C. elegans, with special focus on laboratories located in Spain or Spanish scientists working abroad. Deadline for abstracts submission is February 19, 2019.

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The Smart4Fabry project presented at the "Lysosomal Rare Disorders" seminar at Vall d'Hebron

On November 19, Vall d’Hebron held a seminar on Lysosomal Rare Disorders: Focus on Fabry Disease as part of the Rare Diseases Program at the Vall d’Hebron Campus, in collaboration with the European Commission, the Center for Biomedical Research Network on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN) and the CIBBIM-Nanomedicine at Vall d Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) through the Smart-4-Fabry project, coordinated by Dr. Nora Ventosa, from ICMAB-CSIC and CIBER-BBN.

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"Descubriendo la luz: experimentos divertidos de óptica" new science outreach book with the participation of Juan Luís García Pomar, from ICMAB

A new book has just been released to the market. It is a science book about light, but not just that, it is a book about experiments to play with light "Descubriendo la luz: experimentos divertidos de óptica". Juan Luís García Pomar, researcher at ICMAB, is co-author of the book.. We have interviewed him to know more about the book and the interesting optical phenomena associated, such as invisibility! If you want to know more, continue reading!

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ICMAB, 1 April 2019: II Workshop on Spectroscopy Techniques: Generalities and Applications

We invite you to the II Workshop on Spectroscopy Techniques: Generalities and Applications, which will be held at ICMAB, Barcelona, on April 1, 2019. If you are working in this field, or are interested in spectroscopy techniques, such as Raman, EPR or NMR, you cannot miss it! We encourage PhD and Master students to attend! Registration is free and deadline is March 15, 2019. 

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M. Rosa Palacin in the closing session of the 7th edition of the JIPI meeting at the UB Paranimf

On Monday, 4 February 2019, the Paranimf of the Universitat de Barcelona hosted the 7th edition of the Interdisciplinary Meeting of Predoctoral Researchers (JIPI, Jornada d'Investigadors Predoctorals Interdisciplinària), organized by PhD fellows and supported by many entities and organizations, including the ICMAB-CSIC. M. Rosa Palacin was invited in the closing session of the event, in which some of our ICMAB PhD researchrers participated. 

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#11F: "Our scientists in the school" for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The CSIC Delegation in Catalunya wants to contribute to the promotion of scientific vocations in young girls, and facilitate the contact between them and the scientists from the nearby research centers. For this reason, an educational action in the framework of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 February) is organized, consisting on school visits by some CSIC researchers, who will explain their research projects and their life as a scientist to primary school students.

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Dominique Givord, in memoriam

We heard with great sadness that Dominique Givord, CNRS researcher in Grenoble, passed away this week. Many researchers from the ICMAB collaborated with him and worked directly with him. Dominique contributed to the build of the ICMAB by inspiring many of our research activities and research lines, supporting young scientists and advising us on the big challenges of magnetic materials, as required by our modern and future society. His loss is felt by many of us.

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#11F 2019: Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science at ICMAB

On Monday, 11 February 2019, we will celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science at ICMAB! We have a full morning prepared with a seminar to discover who was and what did Lise Meitner do, followed by a presentation of some of the participants of the STEM-AMB-TU initiative from AMIT-CAT to encourage scientific vocations to young girls. Do you want to share this day with us?

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#11F: "Lise Meitner: insights from recent research" by Xavier Roqué

To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the ICMAB will host a conference about Lise Meitner, followed by a presentation of the AMIT-Cat Association. You are all invited to join us on 11 Februrary!

Lise Meitner: insights from recent research

by Xavier ROQUÉ, Centre d'Història de la Ciència (CEHIC)

Monday, 11 February 2019 @ 11 am
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

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Alejandro Santos "El sketching no es ilustración científica" during his talk at IMB-CNM-CSIC

Alejandro Santos is the Librarian & Documentalist of ICMAB. His office is right inside the Manuel Cardona Library, at ICMAB. However, during his free time he is also a professional sketcher, and during the last years he has participated in numerous projects on "scientific sketching" in different research centers in the Barcelona Area. On Thursday, 20 December 2018, he gave a talk at the IMB-CNM-CSIC about sketching and science entitled "Sketching y Ciencia. Divulgando dibujando".

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CosmoCaixa, 6-10 MAR 2019: Fira Recerca en Directe with the Superconducting Materials Group!

This year, the 17th edition of the "Fira Recerca en Directe", organized by the Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB) in collaboration with Obra Social "la Caixa", will count with the participation of the "Superconducting and Large Scale Nanostructures" group (SUMAN), which will show, among others, the levitating superconducting train. The science fair will take place at CosmoCaixa on 6-9 March 2019.

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"2019 International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements: The endless story!" by Jaume Casabó (Mon, 25 Feb 2019)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Periodical Lecture, in the framework of the International Year of the Periodic Table of the Elements: 

2019 International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements: The endless story!

by Jaume Casabó Gispert,UAB

Monday, 25 February 2019 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

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Christmas Lecture at ICMAB: "Science Dissemination 2.0: Social Media for Researchers" by Xavier Lasauca (Wed, 19 Dec 2018)

This year, to celebrate Christmas, on Wednesday, December 19 2018 at 12 pm, we will have with us Xavier Lasauca, R+D Knowledge and Information Systems Manager at the DGR (Secretary of Universities and Research, Department of Business and Knowledge of the Catalan Government). Xavier will give a Christmas Lecture entitled "Science Dissemination 2.0: Social Media for Researchers", in which he will summarise the benefits which can be gained from the use of social media to support research activities. 

After the seminar, there will be the traditional Christmas Concert by the ICMAB choir and the Christmas Buffet for all our staff. 

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UB, 4 Feb 2019: Jornada d'Investigadors Predoctorals Interdisciplinària

The 7th edition of the Interdisciplinary Meeting of Predoctoral Researchers (JIPI) will take place on Monday, 4 February 2019. The JIPI has become a meeting point for all predoctoral researchers in Catalonia. It offers the possibility to meet researchers of many other fields, learn about their interests and put ideas in common. It also aims at answering some unpleasant questions such as: Who might be interested in my research? Is it useful? What can I do after the PhD? Are you going to miss it?

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Six-year old "scientists" from Sabadell enjoy the visit at ICMAB!

On Tuesday, 27 November 2018, we had a very special visit in our Institute: "the scientists" class formed by 24 six-year old students from "La Trama" school in Sabadell visited us. It was a fantastic visit. All the kids were very happy to become real scientists for a day, and to visit the laboratories, the clean room, the glove boxes, the microscopes and even to perform an X-ray diffraction experiment to discover what is sand made of. 

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Students from Lleida visit the ICMAB and the Matheroes!

On Thursday 25 October, the students from 2n BTX from the "Col·legi Maristes de Montserrat" (Lleida) took the bus and came to our center to spend an afternoon learning about nanotechnology and supermaterials! They could enjoy the visit of the "Matheroes" exhibition, a talk from one of our researchers, and a visit to our installations.

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Anna Laromaine participates in the project "Ciencia y Tecnología en femenino"

On 26 October 2018, Anna Laromaine participated in the project "Ciencia y Tecnología en femenino", organized by the Asociación de Parques Científicos y Tecnológicos de España (APTE) and with the support of Bayer, which took place at the Barcelona Science Park (PCB). The project consisted of a whole morning of science talks, workshops and a visit to the exhibition "Women that changed the world" for secondary school students. 

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#100xCiencia3 meeting: Society must be more involved in science. And vice versa.

Society should be more involved in science and vice versa. This could be the conclusion of the SOMMa 100xCiencia.3 meeting, held on November 15, 2018, at the National Center for Oncological Research (CNIO), organized by SOMMa, the alliance of Severo Ochoa Centers and Maria de Maeztu Units of Excellence to promote the excellence of research in Spain. Representatives of the 41 SOMMa members gathered in this meeting, which focused on the participation of society in science.

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The ICMAB congratulated for the participation at Expominer 2018 for all the workshops, Matheroes exhibiton and talks presented

The ICMAB participated on 9, 10, 11 November 2018 at the 40th edition of Expominer, the exhibition of minerals, fossils and jewelry, organized by Fira Barcelona, with some outreach talks given by five of our researchers, workshops in our stand about superconducting materials, minerals, diffraction and photonic materials, and with the exhibition "Matheroes: Supermaterials, heroes of the future".

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Barcelona, 20-22 NOV 2018: NanoBio&Med Conference 2018

The NanoBio&Med2018 is going to present the most recent international developments in the field of Nanobiotechnology and Nanomedicine and will provide a platform for multidisciplinary communication, new cooperations and projects to participants from both science and industry.

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