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List of all the talks in the archive, sorted by date.


Video
Wednesday May 31, 2017
Prof. Fulvio Melia
The University of Arizona

Abstract

The standard model of cosmology has been quite successful accounting for a broad range of data - at least until the past few years. But as the quality of cosmological measurements has continued to improve, tension has grown between observations and the predictions of LCDM. In this talk, we will address several "problem" areas, and then focus on the most recent: the emergence of a rather strong non-inflationary signature in the angular correlation function of the microwave background. Inflation is critical to the internal self-consistency of the standard model. Yet after 4 decades, we still lack convincing evidence that it ever happened.


Video
Monday May 29, 2017
Prof. David Valls-Gabaud
Observatoire de Paris

Abstract

The S-class MESSIER satellite has been designed to explore the extremely low surface brightness universe at UV and optical wavelengths. The two driving science cases target the mildly- and highly non-linear regimes of structure formation to test two key predictions of the LCDM scenario: (1) the detection of the putative large number of galaxy satellites, and (2) the identification of the filaments of the cosmic web. The science requirements imply challenging instrumentation issues which have only recently been solved. The satellite will drift scan the entire sky in 6 bands covering the 200-1000 nm wavelength range to reach the unprecedented surface brightness levels of 34 mag/arcsec^2 in the optical and 37 mag/arcsec^2 in the UV. As usual when uncovering new volumes in parameter space, many important secondary science cases will also result as free by-products and will be discussed in some detail: the actual luminosity function of galaxies, the contribution and role of intracluster light, the fluctuations of the cosmological background radiation at UV and optical wavelengths, the warm molecular hydrogen content of galaxies at z=0.25, time-domain studies of supernovae and tidal disruption events, the chemical enrichment of the interstellar medium through mass loss of red giant stars and the accurate measure of the BAO scale at z=0.7 with over 30 million galaxies detected in Lyman-alpha at this redshift. It will provide the first space-based reference UV-optical photometric catalogue of the entire sky, and synergies with GAIA, EUCLID and WFIRST will also be discussed.


Video
Friday May 26, 2017
Mr. Alberto Bueno
IAC

Abstract

¿Cuáles son los primeros pasos que tenemos que dar en el diseño de una cámara para el espacio?


Video
Friday May 26, 2017
Mr. Abel Mora

Abstract

Nociones generales sobre las pruebas a las que se deberá someter a un equipo o instrumento diseñado para el espacio. Pinceladas de los requisitos de calidad que debe cumplir el desarrollo de un proyecto aeroespacial.


Video
Friday May 26, 2017
Dr. Inés Serrano
IAC

Abstract

Procedimiento llevado a cabo para la calibración en Tierra y en vuelo de una cámara de observación terrestre.


Video
Friday May 26, 2017
Mr. Carlos Colodro
IAC

Abstract

Ténicas de diseño para rpoteger circuitos digitales frente a fallos provocados por radiación.


Video
Friday May 26, 2017
Dr. Samuel Sordo
IAC

Abstract

Ténicas fundamentales y soluciones basadas en super-resolución y multi-espectralidad. Análisis de los compromisos de diseño de un enlace de comunicaciones.


Video
Friday May 26, 2017
Dr. Carlos Martinez
IAC

Abstract

Introducción del subdirector del Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Carlos Martinez, en la segunda jornada del curso "Introducción a la instrumentación para satélites de observación de la Tierra".


Video
Thursday May 25, 2017
Dr. Héctor Cánovas
UAM (Spain)

Abstract

With more than 3000 detected exoplanets it is now clear that planet formation is a natural outcome of stellar
formation. However, the mechanisms by which planets do form remain uncertain. The most promising way to understand
this process is to study protoplanetary disks that show signposts of planet formation: the so-called transitional
disks. In this talk I will first introduce the observational techniques and instruments that are revolutionizing this field
I will finish presenting ALMA and SPHERE/VLT observations of transitional disks around low-mass stars
that, according to our current understanding, show evidences of planet-disk interactions.


Video
Tuesday May 23, 2017
Mr. Anselmo Sosa Mendez
IAC

Abstract

El Consejo Europeo de Investigación (ERC, European Research Council) busca financiar a largo plazo  proyectos de investigadores excelentes y de sus equipos de investigación, a fin de que lleven a cabo una investigación novedosa y potencialmente muy rentable, pero de alto riesgo. Su objetivo específico es “reforzar la excelencia, el dinamismo y la creatividad de la investigación europea”.
La excelencia científica es el único criterio para la concesión de subvenciones y funcionará sobre una base «ascendente», sin prioridades predeterminadas. Las subvenciones del ERC están abiertas a equipos de investigadores de cualquier edad y de cualquier país del mundo que trabajen en Europa.



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