News

This section includes scientific and technological news from the IAC and its Observatories, as well as press releases on scientific and technological results, astronomical events, educational projects, outreach activities and institutional events.

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  • The project Amanar, under the same sky, Astronomy for Peace and Development
    The project “Amanar, under the same sky”, Astronomy for Peace and Development

    “Amanar: under the same sky” is an initiative by GalileoMobile in collaboration with the Canary Association for friendship with the Saharawi People (ACAPS), funded by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), via its Office of Astronomy for Development and its centenary celebrations, and by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC). On Tuesday 15thOctober the second part of the project will begin, in which an international team of astronomers and teachers will travel to the refugee camps in Tindouf to engage in outreach activity with the Saharaui students and teachers- Durint the stay

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  • Physics Nobel Prize Winners 2019
    Didier Queloz, Physics Nobel Prize Winner 2019, Is Developing an Advanced Terrestrial Planet Hunter for the Isaac Newton Telescope

    The Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING) and the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC) warmly congratulate James Peebles (Princeton University), Michel Mayor (University of Geneva) and Didier Queloz (Universities of Geneva and Cambridge) on the award of the Physics Nobel Prize 2019. The Swedish Academy awarded the prize "for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth's place in the cosmos". For Mayor and Queloz, the award recognises their discovery, published in 1995, of the first planet outside the solar system, orbiting a solar-type star

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  • Participantes en HC2NP2019
    The latest advances in the Standard Model of Particle Physics, and their consequences for problems such as that of dark matter have been presented

    HC2NP2019, the second conference on "Hadronic Contributions to New Physics Searches" organized by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) in Puerto de la Cruz brought together, for a week, international experts in particle, nuclear, and atomic physics. At the meeting the latest advances in experimental checks on the "Standard Model of Particle Physics" were discussed, among them dark matter, the origin of flavour structures, and the conservation of charge symmetry in the strong interaction. Maxim Pospelov , of the University of Minnesota and the Perimeter Institute, an expert in

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  • Fullerenes discovered in a star formation region in Perseus
    Fullerenes discovered in a star formation region in Perseus

    A study carried out by IAC researcher Susana Iglesias-Groth has detected molecules of pure carbon in one of the nearest star formation regions to the Solar System. The results of this work have recently been published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Fullerenes are carbon molecules , whose structure contains pentagons and hexagons, which often appear in key molecules for life . They are also the third most stable form of carbon, together diamond and graphite. A study performed by the researcher at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) Susana Iglesias

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  • The European Researchers' Night
    The IAC and the Observatorios de Canarias will participate in the " European Researchers' Night"

    The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the Observatorios de Canarias will participate during "European Researchers' Night" with live broadcasts via its YOUTUBE channel- IAC Videos - from a number of telescopes at the Teide and Roque de los Muchachos Observatories. Astronomers from diverse disciplines,k (solar physics, high energy astrophysics, galaxies, cosmology..) will show us their work from the most advanced installations: the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) the Quijote Exeriment, the solar towers, the Pyramid, the ESA Optical Ground Station (OGS), the high energy telescopes

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  • David Calle en el Observatorio del Teide
    El youtuber David Calle visita el IAC

    David Calle, youtuber, fundador del portal educativo https://www.unicoos.com , visita el Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), en La Laguna, y el Observatorio del Teide, en el marco de una colaboración de la Unidad de Comunicación y Cultura Científica (UC3), la Dirección del IAC y Unicoos. Durante su estancia, este ingeniero de telecomunicaciones y profesor de academia presencial y online desde Secundaria a Universidad, g rabará en el Observatorio d el Teide. Participan en la grabación: Irene Puerto, astrofísica y monologuista de Big Van y, por parte del IAC, Olga Zamora, astrónoma de

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