ASTIP, acronym for Alba Science, Technology and Innovation Park, is one of the Next Generation EU proposals, planning to create a large advanced research center next to the ALBA Synchrotron.
ASTIP plans to create a powerful research hub in Cerdanyola del Vallès, encompassing part of the future light lines of ALBA II at ALBA Synchrotron, and counting with the synergies and research expertise of the ICMAB (Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona), ICN2 (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology), IFAE (Institute for High Energy Physics), IBMB (Molecular Biology Institue of Barcelona) and UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), under the umbrella of the CSIC and BIST, and also with the participation of EURECAT, the Technology Center of Catalunya.
The 10alamenos9 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Festival at UAB Campus will take place on 22 April 2021 in an online format with UAB Nanoscience Alumni and Research Centers.
We are happy to announce that FECYT has selected the "Matheroes: Supermaterials, the heroes of the future" project to be part of the eighth edition of the catalog of "Innovative practices in scientific culture".
The "Innovative practices in scientific culture" catalog includes a selection of activities that FECYT (Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología) has considered as unique in science outreach and science communicatin. It includes innovative and high quality actions that highlight for some of their aspects: their new formats, the strategic objectives they pursue, the specific public they are aimed at, their high impact on the participants, the invomvement of scientific and non-scientific agents, to name a few.
Pamela Machado, ICMAB PhD fellow, is the new President of the Catalan Society of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SCN2), and Jordi Floriach Clark, ICMAB MSc fellow, is the new Communication Manager. They both start this new role in the SCN2 with a lot of enthusiasm and exciting future plans!
ICMAB Researcher Ferran Vallès covers the fundamentals of superconductivity in this new video. In particular, the quantum levitation phenomenon.