András Kovács research featured on El Periódico

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LHC experiments are back in business at a new record energy

Geneva, 3 June 2015. Today, CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) started delivering physics data for the first time in 27 months. After an almost two year shutdown and several months re-commissioning, the LHC is now providing collisions to all of its experiments at the unprecedented energy of 13 TeV, almost double the collision energy of its first run. This marks the start of season 2 at the LHC, opening the way to new discoveries. The LHC will now run round the clock for the next three years.

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L'experiment T2K mesura per primera vegada la desaparició d'anti-neutrins de tipus muó

• Aquesta nova mesura s'afegeix al descobriment fet en 2013 d'un nou tipus de transformació del neutrí en la recerca per resoldre l'enigma de l'absència d'antimatèria a l'univers.

• Dos instituts espanyols, l'IFAE de Barcelona i l'IFIC de València, participen del descobriment.

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La UE impulsa l'astronomia europea amb 15 milions d'euros

S'inicia el projecte ASTERICS, finançat amb 15 milions d'euros per la Unió Europea, per coordinar recursos i distribuir les dades massives que generarà l'astronomia europea. El projecte també farà possible l'accés obert a les dades astronòmiques europees i aproparà al gran públic algunes de les millors imatges de l'Univers.

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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.

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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

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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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