Natural Sciences - Astronomy/Space Science
Mauro Stefanon, CIDEGENT researcher at the Department of Astronomy of the University of Valencia, has just been awarded a Consolidator Grant (ERC) to develop an ambitious project that will allow a significant leap in the understanding of the early formation of galaxies. His work, carried out with the help of the James Webb telescope, will provide new information about massive galaxies in the first billion years after the Big Bang.
An international scientific team, led by the Center for Astrobiology (CAB), CSIC-INTA and including Cristina Cabello, postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Particle Physics and Cosmos of the Complutense University of Madrid (IPARCOS-UCM), has discovered the most distant Milky Way-like barred galaxy known to date.
Vicent J. Martínez, full university professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Universitat de València, has won the Ciutat de Benicarló Award in the category of scientific dissemination. Martínez submitted 'Abriendo las puertas del cielo' (Opening the gates of the sky), a work on the interesting aspects of the universe, meant for the non-specialized public.
The full professor of Earth Physics and Jaume I Award winner for Environmental Protection José A. Sobrino has been appointed director of the Image Processing Laboratory (IPL) of the University of Valencia (UV) to replace the recently retired astrophysicist Víctor Reglero. Thus begins a new stage for this institution that has more than a hundred researchers, and whose work has promoted the UV to 11th place in the world in remote sensing.
University of Valencia researchers propose a theoretical model that explains the interior of a blazar, the most powerful source of radiation in the Universe.
Juli Peretó, full professor of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Valencia, has delivered this Wednesday the inaugural lecture of the 2023-2024 academic year at the University of Lleida, on the biochemist Joan Oró (Lleida, 1923; Barcelona, 2004).
Astronomers from the Universitat de València captured the detailed image of the first radiation belt detected around a brown dwarf outside our solar system. The image, taken last January and now published in the Science journal, evokes the well-known belts of Earth and Jupiter, reveals a magnetic field ten times greater than that of the largest planet in the solar system, and unlocks new secrets of these ultracool substellar objects of very low mass and very powerful radiation.