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The Institute of Space Sciences participates at the European Researchers' Night 2021

20 Sept 2021

The European Researchers' Night is a Europe-wide public event, which includes workshops, talks and activities covering multiple scientific fields in order to bring research and researchers closer to the public. The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) will participate in different scheduled activities over this week.

Let's talk about the origin of the universe

ICE Researcher Emilio Elizalde will give the talk "L'origen de l'univers: parlem-ne" (Let’s talk about the origin of the universe), within a block of 3 talks of 20 minutes each at the Barradas Auditorium in Hospitalet de Llobregat.

  • September 21st, from 19:00 to 20:30
  • Barradas Auditorium (Rambla Just Oliveras, 56, 08901 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona).
  • If you want to attend the event, please send an email to Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. or call 93 403 20 99.

Find more information here.


Research in an ever-changing world

CSIC centers in Catalonia participate jointly in a series of Science Slam talks, where CSIC scientists will speak about their research projects.

ICE researcher Daniele Viganò will participate with a talk about magnetic planets, where he will talk about the important role of magnetic fields on planets, both in the solar system and in other star systems. He will describe how planetary magnetic fields helps to understand the characteristics of many known giant planets and to protect the biosphere from rocky planets through the European IMAGINE project.

Viganò obtained one of the seven Starting Grants awarded annually by the European Research Council (ERC) for the IMAGINE project, which aims to study magnetic fields on exoplanets. These projects are included in the Excellent Science pillar of the Horizon 2020 program of the European Union (EU).

This ongoing project "focuses on magnetic fields as a key factor for the habitability of rocky planets, just like on Earth, and as a messenger of the internal composition and dynamics of exoplanets in general”, explains scientist Daniele Viganò.

  • September 22nd, from 18:00 to 20:00
  • Residència d'Investigadors (Carrer de l'Hospital, 64, 08001, Barcelona).
  • Register here.

Find more about the ERC IMAGINE project.
Check out the poster of the IMAGINE Project at Nit de la Recerca’s website.


The Online Code Hunting Game, a collaboration with National Institute of Astrophysics in Italy (INAF)

The Institute of Space Sciences collaborated with the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF) to provide the opportunity to play The Online Code Hunting Game. You’ll find a worldwide map with hints to look for pins with locations corresponding to museums, astronomical observatories and research centers. ICE sent locations and translations of the pins in English, Spanish and Catalan. The game will be officially launched on September 24th here.

  • September 24th
  • Play online here
  • Find locations in Spanish here.
  • Find locations in Catalan here.

You will only need:

  • a smartphone
  • a Telegram account
  • data connection
  • a QR code scanner (in fact, this is not mandatory: you could also click on the QR Code in order to obtain the same effect)