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Some words on Jorge Wagensberg from his ICMAB friends and colleagues

Jorge Wagensberg died on Saturday 3 March 2018 in Barcelona at the age of 69. Not only the scientific community, but the whole city of Barcelona mourns the loss of this great scientist, Physics professor, humanist, poet, author of fundamental books, creator of the new CosmoCaixa in Barcelona, director of Hermitage Barcelona until his death, great friend of ICMAB's people, and much more. 

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Open access to Joint Research Centre (JRC) Research Infrastructures for researchers

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) opens its scientific laboratories and facilities to people working in academia and research organisations, industry, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and more in general to the public and private sector.

Similarly to the NFFA project in which we participate, the calls are for researchers who would like to use research infrastructures that are not available in their own centre, and are aimed to enhance the mobility and the collaboration within researchers and industries. 

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News at BIST: Gabriel M. Silberman as new General Director and IBEC as a new member

At the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) Board of Trustees meeting, which took place on June 26 in Barcelona and was chaired by Andreu Mas-Colell, Gabriel M. Silberman was appointed new General Director. The incorporation of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) as a new member of the Foundation was also approved.

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Las máquinas más pequeñas del mundo ganan el Nobel de Química 2016

La Real Academia de las Ciencias de Suecia ha concedido hoy el premio Nobel de Química al francés Jean-Pierre Sauvage, al británico Fraser Stoddart y al holandés Bernard Feringa por "diseñar y producir máquinas moleculares". Los investigadores han desarrollado moléculas con movimientos controlables, que pueden llevar a cabo tareas cuando se les proporciona energía. El trabajo de los tres "demuestra cómo la miniaturización de la tecnología puede conducir a una revolución", según ha indicado la Academia en un comunicado. "Los galardonados con el Nobel de Química de 2016 han miniaturizado máquinas y han llevado la química a una nueva dimensión", añade la nota.

Fòrum de Tecnologies i Innovació: Digitalització i sistemes per a la fabricació intel·ligent

Ja està en marxa la 4a edició del Fòrum de Tecnologies i Innovació que tindrà lloc el 9 de novembre de 2016 novament al Centre d'Empreses Industrials de Can Roqueta. Enguany el fòrum es centrarà en la nova revolució industrial o indústria 4.0 i porta per títol Digitalització i sistemes per a la fabricació intel·ligent. L'objectiu de la jornada és dinamitzar les relacions entre empreses i investigadors que treballen en aquests àmbits i donar difusió entre el teixit industrial dels darrers avanços en tecnologies de digitalització i les aplicacions més innovadores en sistemes industrials.


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Women in Science 150 years after Marie Curie was born

Marie Skłodowska Curie was born one 7 November 1867, 150 years ago. She is, probably, the most known woman in science. She is the only one that many people can identify and remember, the only one who won two Noble prizes: one in Physics (in 1903, for the discoveries on radioactivity) and one in Chemistry (in 1911, for the discovery of radium), and the first and only woman (for many years) who participated at the Solvay Conferences (the most famous one in1927, in the picture). 

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Mildred Dresselhaus, the Queen of Carbon, Dies at 86

THE NEW YORK TIMES | 

Dr. Dresselhaus used resonant magnetic fields and lasers to map out the electronic energy structure of carbon. She investigated the traits that emerge when carbon is interwoven with other materials: Stitch in some alkali metals, for example, and carbon can become a superconductor, in which an electric current meets virtually no resistance.

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La otra ciencia

Un grupo de científicos explica las dificultades y precariedades en el inicio de una carrera investigadora en el Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Ser Científico Titular en el Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) requiere dos pasos críticos: primero, pasar una oposición pública muy competitiva (la cual supone un muro infranqueable para muchos científicos, debido al escaso número de plazas ofertadas) y segundo, pero no menos importante, conseguir apoyo para iniciar una nueva línea de investigación...

Premio Nobel de Física 2016 para estudios sobre la materia en el mundo cuántico

El Premio Nobel de Física 2016 ha sido concedido, ex aequo, a David J. Thouless, por un lado, y a F. Duncan Haldane M. y J. Michael Kosterlitz, por otra, por revelar los "secretos exóticos de la materia". En el fallo se destaca que el galardón se les concede "por los descubrimientos teóricos de las transiciones de fase topológica y fases topológicas de la materia". Las transiciones de fase suceden cuando la materia cambia de fase, como cuando el hielo se derrite y se convierte en agua o el agua se evapora.

International School of Oxide Electronics 2017

April 11-21 2017, Cargèse, Corsica (France)

Fundamental notions of solid-state physics (superconductivity, ferroelectricity, magnetism, first-principles calculations, optics, correlations, etc) will be developped. The school will also give an extended overview of the field, covering topics such as key advanced characterization and computational techniques, as well as multiferroics, oxide interfaces, domain walls or topogically insulating oxides. Oxide-based devices for electronics, spintronics, optics and other fields will also be presented in details.


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  • Some words on Jorge Wagensberg from his ICMAB friends and colleagues

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    Jorge Wagensberg died on Saturday 3 March 2018 in Barcelona at the age of 69. Not only the scientific community, but the whole city of Barcelona mourns the loss of this great scientist, Physics professor, humanist, poet, author of fundamental books, creator of the new CosmoCaixa in Barcelona, director of Hermitage Barcelona until his death, great friend of ICMAB's people, and much more. 
  • Open access to Joint Research Centre (JRC) Research Infrastructures for researchers

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    The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) opens its scientific laboratories and facilities to people working in academia and research organisations, industry, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and more in general to the public and private sector. Similarly to the NFFA project in which we participate, the calls are for researchers who would like to use research infrastructures that are not available in their own centre, and are aimed to enhance the mobility and the collaboration within researchers and industries. 

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