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.

  • La Palma Supercomputer

    The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) has published a Preliminary Market Inquiry, asking for information in order to develop the proejct “Redundancy in the Terrestrial Optical Network of RedIRIS”, which was awarded in a resolution approved by the Secretariat of State for Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure (SETELCO) in August 2022. The project will be funded within the NextGenerationEU fund, under the heading “Digital Connectivity,impulsing cybersecuritty and 5G deployment in the Plan for Recovery, Transformation, and Resilinece (PRTR) of the Spanish Government. The

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  • Malcolm Longair

    This Friday 2nd December at 17.30 will take place the public lecture “Challenges of Astrophysics and Cosmology”, which will tackle the role of technology in the comprehension of exoplanets, stellar formation and dark holes, among others, and the new questions that arise with the advancement of knowledge. The rendezvous is at the lecture theatre of the Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos, La Laguna (Tenerife). Malcolm Longair (Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge) will give this public lecture on the occasion of the XXXIII Canary Islands Winter School - Overlaps at the Frontiers of

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  • Poster of the public lecture of the 33rd Winter School

    Tomorrow, Friday 25th November at 18.30, will take place the public lecture “Listening to dark matter”, in which the mystery of dark matter will be approached from the perspective of Physics and Art. The rendezvous is at the lecture theatre of the Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos, La Laguna (Tenerife). Rebecca Collins, of the University of Edinburgh and the Instituto de Física Teórica (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), and David G. Cerdeño of the Instituto de Física Teórica (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), will give this public lecture on the occasion of the XXXIII Canary Islands Winter

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  • Fullerenes and graphenes

    On November 1st the COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) action called “NanoSpace: Molecular carbon nanostructures in space” coordinated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) was initiated. This is an internatonal research network, led by Anibal García Hernández, in which groups from 43 countries are participating. This is the first time that an IAC researcher has led one of these prestigous COST actions. The main objective of NanoSpace is to determine the abundance, the formation mechanisms, and the astrochemical and astrobiológical roles of carbon

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  • Observations of WASP-39b with the JWST

    NASA's space telescope has produced a molecular and chemical portrait of the atmospheric constituents of exoplanet WASP-39 b, a Saturn-sized behemoth that orbit a star some 700 light-years away. The observations provide a full menu of atoms and molecules, and even signs of active chemistry and clouds. The suit of discoveries is detailed in a set of five scientific papers produced by an international collaboration involving research staff from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC). WASP-39 b is a planet unlike any in our solar system. It is a so-called "hot Saturn" –a planet about as

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  • Jorge Martín Camalich (left) and Carlos Hernández Monteagudo (right), researchers at the IAC and the organisers of the present edition of the School, with Rafael Rebolo, Director of the IAC (middle).

    From 21th November till 2nd December at the Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos (San Cristóbal de La Laguna), and organised by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias The 33rd edition of the Winter School of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias will focus on the efforts of astrophysics, cosmology and particle physics to understand the mysteries of the dark universe. The XXXIII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics, which is taking place between November 21st and December 2nd, was inaugurated yesterday in the Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos, with a welcome address by Rafael Rebolo

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