Andreu Mas-Colell takes over the presidency of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST)

 

The board of trustees of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), a joint interdisciplinary scientific initiative comprising six of the most important research centres of Catalonia, has today agreed to nominate Andreu Mas-Colell, Professor of Economics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, as president of the board of trustees, an unpaid post. The new president, states: ‘BIST brings together a scientific community of the first order and has enormous potential to strengthen other existing scientific initiatives. What is more, it is in an unbeatable location to attract and train scientists from around the world’.

The outgoing president, Rolf Tarrach, is standing down from the position after leading the institute’s first year of promotion and he will remain on the board of trustees, while the vice-president, Jaume Giró, director of the Caixa Foundation, will remain in post.

In addition, an agreement has been announced today with the Diputació de Barcelona for BIST to be housed on the Escola Industrial campus, as part of the Diputació’s commitment to transforming this into a research cluster. Mercè Conesa, President of the Diputació, stated that BIST’s move to the Escola Industrial ‘is one more link in the service change for technical and scientific progress that this building has historically been characterised by’, in addition to representing ‘a new impulse and scaling-up of the Escola Industrial to take on the challenges of the 21st century’.

Since its beginnings in the last quarter of 2015, The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology has held fifth place in the European research centre rankings – excluding universities – for the number of awards for excellence received from the European Research Council (ERC). The six member centres have received 61 of these since the programme started, more than 1% of the European total. As regards the list of publications, the centres that make up BIST have published a total of 280 articles from 1st January to 15th June 2016. More than 91% of these articles have been published in the leading journals of their respective subject categories.

 

 

 

La Generalitat destina 19 milions d'euros a cinc grans projectes empresarials de recerca i innovació que impliquen 1.300 professionals

Són les primeres cinc Comunitats RIS3CAT impulsades per ACCIÓ, que tenen per objectiu transformar l'economia catalana sectorialment a través de nous productes i serveis innovadors

138 empreses i 64 agents del sistema de de recerca i innovació català invertiran prop de 44 milions d'euros per desenvolupar aquests projectes

Sectorialment són projectes d'aplicació digital en biotecnologia i teràpies de salut, energia sostenible i eficient, alimentació saludable i segura, mobilitat ecològica i nous dispositius de diagnosi i big data aplicades a la salut

L'IFAE participa a la comunitat RIS3CAT de nous dispositius de diagnòstic i big data aplicades a la salut (entitat coordinadora: Leitat) on hi participen entitats i empreses com idneo o Intelligent Pharma.

 

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Two IFAE Thesis accepted to be published by Springer

 

 

 

Ruben López Coto's Thesis under the title "Very high energy gamma-ray observations of pulsar wind nebulae and cataclysmic variable stars with Magic and development of trigger systems for IACTS" has been accepted to be published by Springer. He defended his work last year at IFAE and his supervisors were Òscar Blanch and Juan Cortina.

Javier Montejo's Thesis under the title 'Search for new physics in tt final states with additional heavy-flavor jets with the ATLAS detector' has also been accepted to be published by the same publishing group. Javier received the ATLAS Thesis Award in 2015 for his work which was directed by Aurelio Juste.

 

 

 

International Workshop on Radiation Imaging Detectors 2016

The International Workshops on Radiation Imaging Detectors are held yearly and provide an international forum for discussing current research and developments in the area of position sensitive detectors for radiation imaging, including semiconductor, gas and scintillator-based detectors. Topics include processing and characterization of detector materials, hybridization and interconnect technologies, design of counting or integrating electronics, readout and data acquisition systems, and applications in various scientific and industrial fields. The workshop will have plenary sessions with invited and contributed papers presented orally and in poster sessions. The invited talks will be chosen to review recent advances in different areas covered in the workshop.

IWORID 2016 will take place in Barcelona from Sunday July 3rd until Thursday July 7th.

The local organising committee is formed by IFAE reaserchers Mokhtar Chmeissani and Thorsten Lux, Manuel Lozano from CNM and Victor Sanchez from x-Ray Imatek.

Find more information in the iWoRiD website.

This event is supported by MINECO under the Programa Acciones de Dinamización 2015

THESIS DEFENSE: Search for flavor-changing neutral current top quark decays t→Hq, with H→bb ̄ in pp collisions at √s=8TeV

June 22 2016, 11am - IFAE Seminar Room

Thesis Defender: Shota Tsiskaridze

THESIS DEFENSE: Supersymmetry with custodial triplets

June 15 2016, 11:30am - IFAE Seminar Room

Thesis Defender: Mateo García

THESIS DEFENSE: A novel Depleted Monolithic Active Pixel Sensor for future High Energy Physics Detectors

May 19 2016, 11am - IFAE Seminar Room

Thesis Defender: Sonia Fernández-Pérez

THESIS DEFENSE: Effective field theories for heavy quarkonia and hydrogen-like bound states

April 29 2016, 11:30am - IFAE Seminar Room

Thesis Defender: Clara Peset

Theory Seminar: Electronvolt sterile neutrinos: a critical appraisal

Friday, 29 April 2016 from 14:30 to 15:30 (Europe/Madrid) at IFAE ( IFAE Seminar room )

Speaker: Pedro A. N. Machado (IFT Madrid)


Abstract:
In this talk I review the situation of the short baseline neutrino oscillation anomalies that are still unexplained. The LSND, MiniBooNE, reactor and gallium anomalies will be described and discussed. A critical view of the anomalies in terms of neutrino oscillations will be given. The problem with cosmology will be considered, together with terrestrial oscillation and non-oscillation experiments that can help elucidate this puzzle.

Theory Seminar: Some new ideas on dark matter decay

Friday, 8 April 2016 from 12:00 to 13:00 (Europe/Madrid) at IFAE ( IFAE Seminar room )

Speaker:Òscar Catà (LMU Universitaat Munich)


Abstract:
I will explore two different scenarios to account for the long lifetime of dark matter. In the first one, I will assume that dark matter is stable when coupled to the SM but can proceed through (non-minimal) interactions to gravity. Based on current observations, I will show that even this ‘gravitational portal’ to dark matter decay is rather constrained. In the second scenario, I will present an extension of the SM where the dark matter candidate can be absolutely stable without the aid of ad hoc additional symmetries.

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