APRIL 2015 - Dark Energy Survey: mapping the dark matter of the Universe

Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey have released the first in a series of dark matter maps of the cosmos. These maps, created with one of the world's most powerful digital cameras, are the largest contiguous maps created at this level of detail and will improve our understanding of dark matter's role in the formation of galaxies. Analysis of the clumpiness of the dark matter in the maps will also allow scientists to probe the nature of the mysterious dark energy, believed to be causing the expansion of the universe to speed up.

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APRIL 2015 - J-PARC increases intensity for the T2K experiment

J-PARC has reached a great milestone, 1e21 protons on target toward Super-Kamiokande for T2K. For more information visit link.


MARCH 2015 - Pre-enrolment period for the 2015/16 official Master's Degree in High Energy Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology

The second pre-enrolment period for the 2015/16 Official Master's Degree in High Energy Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology will be from March 2nd to May 8th 2015.

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FEBRUARY 2015 - La Caixa-Severo Ochoa pre-doctoral positions available

The "Institut de Física d'Altes Energies" (IFAE) in Barcelona announces the opening of three predoctoral positions for outstanding young graduates interested in working towards a PhD thesis at IFAE.

More information at pre-doctoral positions.

DECEMBER 2014 - 2014 Nishina Memorial Prize to T2K

Takashi Kobayashi (KEK) and Tsuyoshi Nakaya (Kyoto University) from the T2K Collaboration have been awarded the 2014 Nishina Memorial Prize for their contributions to the "Observation of electron neutrino appearance in a muon neutrino beam".

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DECEMBER 2014 - Ramon Miquel, next director of IFAE

(Versió catalana a sota)

The Governing Board of the Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE) appointed professor Ramon Miquel as the next director. This opening was advertised internationally, and the appointment was made from the short list recommended by IFAE's external Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Miquel follows in this position Dr. Matteo Cavalli- Sforza, director of IFAE since 2008.

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CERN makes public first data of LHC experiments

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NOVEMBER 2014 - Black Hole Gamma-Ray Lightning


Black Hole Gamma-Ray Lightning

(Versió en català al final)

(Versión en español al final)

The MAGIC telescopes at La Palma have recorded the fastest gamma-ray flares seen to date, produced in the vicinity of a super-massive black hole. The scientists explain this phenomenon by a mechanism similar to that producing lightning in a storm. This result, with an important Spanish contribution, is published today in Science.

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JULY 2014 - T2K new educational video

The T2K collaboration has released a new educational video describing the experiment and its scientific goals.


JUNE 2014 - T2K sees its first event in antineutrino beam mode


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