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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.

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  • The Severo Ochoa call in the press - What is excellence in research?

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    27 August 2018 252 hit(s)
    Following the provisional resolution of this year's Severo Ochoa Centers of Excellence call, there has been a hustle and bustle in the press and in the social networks regarding the criteria of excellence of the Severo Ochoa programme, and the fact that the ICIQ (Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia) is not within the selected members. 
  • Peter Grünberg, an inspiration for many magnetic ICMABers: from spinwaves to GMR

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    06 August 2018 534 hit(s)
    "Peter Grünberg was one of the first physicists to understand the potential of nascent nanotechnologies for fundamental research. He discovered giant magnetoresistance, or GMR: a large change in electrical resistance induced by a small magnetic field in stacks of ultrathin magnetic and non-magnetic layers." says Albert Fert* in Peter Grünberg's Obituary in Nature.
  • Horizon Europe will not reimburse publication fees for hybrid open-access

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    28 June 2018 716 hit(s)
    According to a working document of the European Commission (EC) of June 7, the next scientific EU's 2021-27 R&D programme (Horizon Europe) will not cover the publication fees for articles to be publised in hybrid open-access journals (those journals that are neither subscription-only nor fully open, instead offering authors both publishing options after paying the article processing charges (APCs) for open-acess).

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