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.

  • Investigador Sascha Husa
    ENTREVISTA CON SASCHA HUSA. “Esperamos entender el origen y evolución del Universo a través de las ondas gravitacionales”

    Continuamente se buscan nuevos horizontes y fronteras que superar y se detectan nuevas señales, como las ondas gravitacionales producidas en fenómenos cósmicos masivos, también en el Big Bang. LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory), proyecto en el que colaboran más de mil investigadores de 20 países diferentes, fue precisamente diseñado para detectar estas ondas. Al conseguirlo en 2016, como resultado de la fusión de dos agujeros negros, este observatorio confirmaba una de las predicciones de Einstein en su Teoría de la Relatividad General. Ahora, a esta colaboración

    Advertised on
  • LB-1
    Astronomers discover a giant black hole that challenges current models of stellar evolution

    An international team of scientists, led by researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of China and with the participation of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias and the Universidad de La Laguna, have observed a stellar black hole with a mass 70 times heavier than the Sun. The giant object, called LB-1, challenges the standard theory of stellar evolution. Its detection has been possible thanks to the exhaustive monitoring carried out during several months with the Gran Telescopio Canarias at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (La Palma). The result is published in the

    Advertised on
  • Imagen de stand durante la semana de la ciencia en La Palma
    The XV Science and Innovation Weeks in the Canaries have ended

    The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, (IAC) has participated, with a number of activities, in the XV Edition of the Science and Innovation Weeks organized bby the Canary Agency of Research, Innovation, and the Information Society (ACIISI) of the Government of the Canaries, in this way making a contribution to the popularization of science and technology in the society of the islands. The main theme of the event was the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements, because 2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table which was proposed by Dimitri Mendeev just 150 years ago.El IAC ha

    Advertised on
  • Spiral Dance of Black Holes
    Charla pública: «Ondas gravitacionales. Los sonidos del Universo»

    Mañana viernes, 22 de noviembre, a las 19 horas, en el Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos, de Museos de Tenerife, tendrá lugar la charla divulgativa “Ondas gravitacionales. Los sonidos del Universo” a cargo del investigador la Universidad de las Islas Baleares Sascha Husa. La conferencia, organizada por el IAC en el marco de la XXXI Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics, se realizará en castellano y la entrada será gratuita hasta completar aforo.

    Advertised on
  • the MAGIC discover of Very High Energy gamma-rays coming from Gamma-ray Bursts
    MAGIC telescopes detect the first gamma-rays burst at very high energies

    This ground-breaking achievement by MAGIC provides critical new insight for understanding the physical processes at work in the most powerful cosmic explosions. The results are published in two articles in the Nature Journal.

    Advertised on
  • GTC Intalación Sinergia
    The number of visitors to GRANTECAN is greater than 10,000 per year and a new surround exhibit is opened

    The Gran Telescopio Canarias or GRANTECAN has surpassed, for the first time, the 10,000 face-to-face visits. The forecast is that by the end of the year there will be around 12,000 visits. During the month of November, a new immersive experience for visitors, called SINERGIA, will be inaugurated, which will show the public real data obtained with the telescope.

    Advertised on