News

This section includes scientific and technological news from the IAC and its Observatories, as well as press releases on scientific and technological results, astronomical events, educational projects, outreach activities and institutional events.

  • Signing of the FJS - IAC agreement

    La Fundación Jesús Serra y el Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) reforzaron su relación a través de un nuevo convenio para formalizar la colaboración entre ambas instituciones en el Programa de Investigadores Visitantes Fundación Jesús Serra. Este programa tiene como objetivo la atracción de personal científico de gran prestigio internacional al IAC mediante estancias de entre uno y tres meses de duración. Representantes de la Fundación también visitaron las instalaciones del IAC y los observatorios del Teide (Tenerife) y del Roque de los Muchachos (La Palma). El pasado lunes 28 de

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  • Webb's First Deep Field

    A recent study, entirely done by researchers at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) has produced the most complete analysis to date of the intracluster light, the diffuse and faint light emitted by stars in galaxy clusters which are not gravitationally bound to any galaxy. This result was based on data obtained by the new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The research gives new clues about the formation processes of galaxy clusters, and the properties of dark matter. The article was published in the specialized journal The Astrophysical Journal Letters. In clusters of galaxies

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  • La Palma Supercomputer

    The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) has published a Preliminary Market Inquiry, asking for information in order to develop the proejct “Redundancy in the Terrestrial Optical Network of RedIRIS”, which was awarded in a resolution approved by the Secretariat of State for Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure (SETELCO) in August 2022. The project will be funded within the NextGenerationEU fund, under the heading “Digital Connectivity,impulsing cybersecuritty and 5G deployment in the Plan for Recovery, Transformation, and Resilinece (PRTR) of the Spanish Government. The

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  • Malcolm Longair

    This Friday 2nd December at 17.30 will take place the public lecture “Challenges of Astrophysics and Cosmology”, which will tackle the role of technology in the comprehension of exoplanets, stellar formation and dark holes, among others, and the new questions that arise with the advancement of knowledge. The rendezvous is at the lecture theatre of the Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos, La Laguna (Tenerife). Malcolm Longair (Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge) will give this public lecture on the occasion of the XXXIII Canary Islands Winter School - Overlaps at the Frontiers of

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  • Poster of the public lecture of the 33rd Winter School

    Tomorrow, Friday 25th November at 18.30, will take place the public lecture “Listening to dark matter”, in which the mystery of dark matter will be approached from the perspective of Physics and Art. The rendezvous is at the lecture theatre of the Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos, La Laguna (Tenerife). Rebecca Collins, of the University of Edinburgh and the Instituto de Física Teórica (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), and David G. Cerdeño of the Instituto de Física Teórica (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), will give this public lecture on the occasion of the XXXIII Canary Islands Winter

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  • Fullerenes and graphenes

    On November 1st the COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) action called “NanoSpace: Molecular carbon nanostructures in space” coordinated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) was initiated. This is an internatonal research network, led by Anibal García Hernández, in which groups from 43 countries are participating. This is the first time that an IAC researcher has led one of these prestigous COST actions. The main objective of NanoSpace is to determine the abundance, the formation mechanisms, and the astrochemical and astrobiológical roles of carbon

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