The Support Team of the Director of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) has set up a Press Room for the duration of the XVIII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics for the benefit of the communications media and the Winter School participants. The Press Room, which will be updated on a daily basis, consists of a web site providing information and images; it can be used as a cited source for any news reports relating to the School.
XVIII Canary Island Winter School of Astrophysics opened. To date, more than 1,000 researchers from all over the world have been trained in the IAC Winter Schools.
15/11/2006 XVIII ASTROPHYSIC WINTER SCHOOL: "The emission lines of the Universe".
20/11/2006 INAUGURATED THE XVIII WINTER SCHOOL OF ASTROPHYSICS CANARIAS
Dissemination conference: "Deep-sea monsters: hunting for the most massive stars with the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS".
Articles and reports
The Director of the IAC FRANCISCO SÁNCHEZ presents the eighteenth edition of the Canary Island Winter School of Astrophysics.
The Universe in broadcast (pdf) The IAC JORDI CEPA researcher, Teaching Coordinator, Director of the Astrophysics Department of the University of La Laguna and one of the organizers of this School, talks about this year's "Winter".
Live broadcast! (pdf) NATALIA R. ZELMAN, of the IAC's Board of Directors, analyses in this article why the emission lines are so important and what they have to do with the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC).
LOS FILTROS SINTONIZABLES (pdf) From the "raw" data of the telescope to the calibrated astronomical information By HÉCTOR CASTAÑEDA and ANGEL BONGIOVANNI, IAC researchers and practice teachers at the Winter School. More information: See the article by Jordi Cepa and Natalia R. Zelman "Filtros sintonizables: la baza de OSIRIS" (pdf), in the IAC magazine Noticias 1-2003.
Interview with Stephen S. Eikenberry: SAMPLES OF THE PROFUNDITIES "The most massive stars raise doubts that current theories cannot explain" By IVÁN JIMÉNEZ, IAC Board of Directors (pdf /doc)
Interview with Grazyna Stasinska:TAKING DIGITAL FOOTS "Planetary nebulae help astronomers study other objects in the Universe" By CARMEN DEL PUERTO, Chief of IAC Editions (interview in: pdf and doc)
Grazyna Stasinska: This French astrophysicist likes our Winter Schools: she was already in 2001, where she gave a course entitled "Determinations of Abundances in HIII Regions and Planetary Nebulae". Read the interview we did for our IAC News special (pdf interview).
Interview with Daniel Schaerer: PROFILING THE WAY "We want to know how the first stars influenced the birth of the next generations" By Gara Mora Carrillo, IAC's Board of Directors (interview in: pdf and doc)
Interview with Mauro Giavalisco: DARK ENERGY AND OTHER COSMIC RELATES "For the first time, Cosmology is a high-precision science" By CARMEN DEL PUERTO, Chief of IAC Editions (interview in: pdf and doc)
Interview with Sergio Pascual: SONG FOR STAR NIGHTS: "To understand star formation it is important that we have a unique and homogeneous history" By IVÁN JIMÉNEZ, IAC Board of Directors (interview in: pdf and doc)
Interview with Bradley Peterson: THE LIGHT AND THE DARK "The active nuclei of distant galaxies harbor supermassive black holes" By GARA MORA, IAC Board of Directors (interview in: pdf and doc)
The 10 impertinent questions
Videos: MOMENTS OF THE WINTER SCHOOL
Previous Winter Schools:
List of courses and teachers (pdf document)
List of published books (pdf document)