Meeting of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer consortium in La Palma

Starting date:  9 April 2018
End date: 13 April 2018
Location:  Hotel Taburiente, Los Cancajos, La Palma.
Organizer: AMS Consortium

Santa Cruz de La Palma will host a debate on the results obtained by this high-energy instrument in recent years and will add a fourth star in the Science Stars Walk (Paseo de las Estrellas de la Ciencia) in honour of the Physics Nobel Laureate Samuel Ting. The AMS consortium is formed by over 50 countries, including  Spain, which is represented by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence, and the Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT).

More information: IAC press release

Presentation of the Severo Ochoa Centers and María de Maeztu Units Alliance (SOMMa)

Date: 12 March, 2018
Time: 11:30
Location:  Room A (2nd Floor), Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad. Paseo de la Castellana, 162, 28046 Madrid.
Organizer: SOMMa

SOMMa gathers centers and units that have the Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu excellence recognitions in Spain and that are among the best in the world in their respective scientific areas.

The objectives of SOMMa and a global vision of the achievements of Spanish science will be presented. Likewise, the representatives of SOMMa, with the support of other agents of the science and innovation sector, will claim the priority role that science must have to promote the economic and social progress of the country, and they will demand urgent and lasting measures to address some of the problems that currently constrain the Spanish research system.

The participants of the event will be:

  • Carmen Vela, State Secretary of R&D&I.
  • Teresa Garcia-Milà, Vice-president of SOMMa and Director of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE);
  • Luis Serrano, President of SOMMa and Director of the Centro de Regulación Genómica (CRG) 

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XXIX Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics on radiative transfer

The XXIX edition of the Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics, organized by the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC), focuses on the applications of radiative transfer to stellar and planetary atmospheres.

Starting date: 13 Nov, 2017, 9:00h
End date: 17 Nov, 2017, 18:30h
Location: UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia);  C/ San Agustín, nº 30 . La Laguna.
Organizer: Dr. Lucio Crivellari y Dr. Sergio Simón Díaz (IAC)


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100xCiencia.2. Co-creating Value in Scientific Research

The second edition of the Conference 100xCiencia will take place on November 2nd and 3rd in Alicante, with the participation of the 40 Spanish research centers and units  recognized by the program of excellence "Severo Ochoa" and "María de Maeztu", respectively.

Start date: 2 November, 2017
End date: 3 November, 2017
Location: Palacio de Congresos de Alicante, Avenida Denia, 47, 03013 (Alicante) 
Organizer: Instituto de Neurociencias (local organizer) together with the rest of Severo Ochoa Centers and María de Maeztu Units

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VI Spanish Meeting of Solar and Heliospheric Physics

From today until Thursday 22 June, 45 Spanish specialists in the study of the Sun, among whom are IAC researcher staff, meet at the University of Extremadura to discuss the role of this Community in the international sphere, especially from the point of view of research infrastructures, as well as the strategic position of the Canarian Observatories for the installation of large solar telescopes. 

Start date: 20 June, 2017
End date: 22 June, 2017
Location: Centro Universitario de Mérida, Universidad de Extremadura, Mérida (Badajoz)
Organizer: Sección de Física Solar y Heliosférica del Grupo de investigación “AIRE” de la Universidad de Extremadura

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