"Nanoroses", the winning picture of our #FOTICMAB2019 photo contest

Our traditional photo contest, FOTICMAB, is already a consolidated activity and receives every year a high participation. This year, we had three categories: scientificartistic and humoristic. The artistic category was the one with the highest participation (27 photos), followed by our most favourite scientific category (12 photos) and a humoristic category, with (only) 5 photos. We also received one video in the ClowntICMAB video category! 

Take a look at our European projects! Let's celebrate #EuropeDay2019

To celebrate this year's Europe Day, we wanted to give visibility to the European projects in which we work here at ICMAB, which represent some of the work performed at the Institute on advanced functional materials for energy, electronics and nanomedicine. Do you want to know more about them?

Dominique Givord, in memoriam

We heard with great sadness that Dominique Givord, CNRS researcher in Grenoble, passed away this week. Many researchers from the ICMAB collaborated with him and worked directly with him. Dominique contributed to the build of the ICMAB by inspiring many of our research activities and research lines, supporting young scientists and advising us on the big challenges of magnetic materials, as required by our modern and future society. His loss is felt by many of us.

Celebrating Christmas 2018 at ICMAB

On Wednesday, 19 December 2018, we celebrated Christmas at our Institute. We had a full programme consisting in a Christmas lecture on "Science dissemination 2.0", then the ICMAB choir sang the Christmas songs, and then we had some Christmas finger food for all our staff.

CosmoCaixa, 1 Dec 2018: Tribute to Wagensberg

The Catalan Association of Science Communication (ACCC) organizes a day in tribute to Jorge Wagensberg at CosmoCaixa, on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The physicist Jorge Wagensberg died on March 3, 2018. 

International Open Access Week 2018 #OAWeek18

This week, from October 22 to October 28, we celebrate the International Open Access Week 2018, organized by the SPARC* (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), with the slogan "Setting the Default to Open". The idea is to share the idea that Open Access is the most effective way to disseminate research!

Xavier Obradors inaugurates the academic year of the RACAB with a talk on "Nanomaterials for the energy transition"

Xavier Obradors, ICMAB Director and researcher at the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group, inaugurated on Thursday, 18 October 2018, the academic year 2018-2019 of the RACAB, at RACAB building in Les Rambles. Xavier Obradors, member of the RACAB since 2001, presented the report on "Nanomaterials for the energy transition". 

ICMAB, 5 SEPT 2018: Kids' Day at ICMAB

On Wednesday, 5 September 2018, ICMAB will celebrate another edition of the Kids’ Day, the day in which staff and researchers from the institute are invited to bring their children for a morning of science activities. 

ICMAB celebrates its 32 anniversary

Every spring, ICMAB celebrates its anniversary with a party for all the members of the Institute. ICMAB was founded in 1986, so this year we celebrated its 32 anniversary! From early in the morning until mid-afternoon, a lot of different activities were organized by many volunteers, so that everybody could particiapate and enjoy the day. 

The nano-ingredients of the "Superflavored 2D material" winning cake

The "Bake your best cake" contest of our ICMAB party counted with 11 participants and 12 cakes or desserts (one participant baked 2). A jury formed by 6 experts in the field valued the originality, the aspect and the flavor of each one of them. The contest took place at 11 am in the morning, and caused a huge expectation among the ICMAB members, as you can see in the picture.

The winning cake was the "Superflavored 2D material" cake, from Marta Vendrell. This cake had some very special ingredients... Take a look at them:

"Photonic leaf" the winning picture of our FOTICMAB 2018 photo contest

Our traditional photo contest, FOTICMAB, is already a consolidated activity and receives every year a high participation. This year, we had three categories: scientific, artistic and "ICMAB moments". The artistic category was the one with the highest participation (48 photos), followed by our most favourite scientific category (19 photos) and the recovered "ICMAB moments" with 10 photos.

The winner of the scientific category is the photo you can see above; "Photonic leaf" by Cristiano Matricardi. "Rainbow", by Laia Soler won the artistic category, and "¡Con una sonrisa se trabaja mejor!" by Adriana Kyvik won the "ICMAB moments" category. The three winners are all PhD researchers at the Institute. The winner of each cateogory received a smartbox to enjoy a dinner for two. 

Let's see the story behind each one of the winning and finalist photos:

Susagna Ricart and Arántzazu González at the XXX Chemistry Debate of the SCQ-IEC

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, the Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC) hosted the XXX IEC Chemistry Debate "Connect the Materials Science with the young students"Susagna Ricart and Arántzazu González took part in the event, which was held from 4 to 7 pm at the amazing "Sala Prat de la Riba".

The event also included an awards ceremony for the students who won the prizes to the best secondary school Research Projects (12a edició dels Premis als Treballs de Recerca). Three of these students will come to ICMAB this summer as part of this award to work closely with three of our researchers and see the daily life of a scientist!

The Châtelet team from ICMAB went to congratulate Margarita Salas, now Doctor honoris causa by the UAB

Margarita Salas, who has been for more than 50 years working on molecular biology research, was honored with the Doctor honoris causa by the UAB on Wednesday, 18 April 2018 at noon. The ceremony took place at the conference hall (Sala d'Actes) of the Rectorat building, presided by the UAB Dean, Margarita Arboix, and the deans of the Faculties of Science and Biosciences. Montserrat Llagostera, Chair Professor of the Department of Genetics and Microbiology, who proposed Margarita Sals for this award, introduced her to the audience. 

Núria Aliaga participates at the "IV Scientific Day" of INS Mercè Rodoreda

On Friday, 16 March 2018, the secondary school INS Mercè Rodoreda (Hospitalet de Llobregat) celebrated their "IV Scientific Day" (IV Jornada Científica)with scientific activities for their students, from 1st ESO to 2nd BTX. Núria Aliaga, ICREA Research Professor at ICMAB, was one of the invited speakers. She had the big challenge of talking about science to "Arts and Humanities" 3rd and 4th ESO students. 

How many women are working at ICMAB?

Today we started to celebrate some of the events for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. We had a seminar at 12 pm from Montse Ribell on Mileva Mariç, a great women eclipsed by a great man, Albert Einstein, and who left her studies in physics and maths for him. 

After the seminar, we took a group photo of the women at ICMAB, but also of the men... Why? 

I BECAME A SCIENTIST

11 February 2018: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

 

From nanoscience to space: Xavier Obradors at the inaugural lecture of his highschool in Manresa

The physicists Xavier Obradors, ICMABDirector, and Ignasi Ribas, Director of the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya, IEEC), gave a joint lecture for the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Institute "Lluís de Peguera" in Manresa (26 October 2017), in which they both went as students. Their dialogue "From nanoscience to space" was followed by an enthusiast audience eager to learn. 

19 DEC: Christmas Lecture at ICMAB: "Re-reading Curie" by Xavier Roqué

This year, to celebrate Christmas, on Tuesday, December 19, we will have with us Xavier Roqué, Senior Lecturer in History of Science at UAB and member of the Phylosophy Dept. and of the Center for the History of Science (UAB). Xavier will give a Christmas Lecture entitled "Re-reading Curie", in which he will suggest new readings of, probably, the best-known woman scientist of the twentieth century: Marie Skłodowska Curie

After the seminar, there will be the traditional Christmas Concert by the ICMAB choir and the Christmas Buffet for all our staff.  

The ICMAB Annual Report 2016 is now available

On 23 October 2017 we presented the ICMAB Annual Report 2016 at the Institute. This Annual Report presents new features compared to the previous ones. Firstly, there are two versions available: the printed version (also available online here), with the basic information about the center, including the main Scientific Highlights of the year and the main Facts & Figures; and the fully new and complete website, with an overview of the scientific and technological developments performed at ICMAB, and a complete list of all the activities. 

6 OCT: Retirement Reception to honor Vladimir Laukhin

The Institute of Materials Science of Barcelon (ICMAB) is hosting a reception on Friday, October 6th, at 9:30 am, to recognize Prof. Vladimir Laukhin, who is retiring after 16 years at ICMAB.

Lectura teatralitzada de "Madame Châtelet i les seves seguidores a Instagram" a la Delegació del CSIC (3 maig)

El dia 3 de maig a les 7 h de la tarda, tindrà lloc a la seu de la Delegació del CSIC (Carrer de les Egipcíaques, 15), la Lectura teatralitzada "Madame du Châtelet i les seves seguidores a Instagram", una lectura teatralitzada que pretén donar visibilitat, d'una manera desenfadada, a algunes de les moltes dones amb un talent extraordinari que hi ha hagut al llarg de la història. 

HASTA EL 17 DE MAYO: INSPIRACIENCIA 2017

Hasta el 17 de mayo de 2017 se puede participar a través de su web: inspiraciencia.es. Las obras se pueden presentar en castellano, catalán, gallego y euskera, en dos categorías, joven y adulto. El concurso de relatos va acompañado de un ciclo de charlas dedicado en esta edición a las relaciones entre la química y la literatura.

Guanyadors II edició concurs de relats d'inspiració científica

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La Unitat de Cultura Científica de la Delegació del CSIC a Catalunya i la UTC de l'ICMAB es complauen a informar-vos de l'anunci dels guanyadors de la segona edició d'Inspiraciència. El jurat, en el cas del premi institucional, i el públic, per votació popular, han decidit els relats guanyadors i finalistes d'un total de 623 relats que es van presentar i que es poden llegir a http://www.icmab.es/inspiraciencia/.

Lliurament de premis

  • Data: 25 d'abril de 2012
  • Lloc: Biblioteca de la Sagrada Familia (c/ Provença, 480)
  • Hora: 19h
  • Organitza: Delegació del CSIC a Catalunya i Institut de Ciència de Materials, amb la col·laboració de 12 instituts del CSIC
  • Patrocina:Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT)
  • Amb el suport:Biblioteques de Barcelona, Xarxa de Biblioteques de la Diputació de Barcelona, l'Escola d'Escriptura de l'Ateneu Barcelonès, la Escuela de Escritores i l'Editorial Galaxia.
  • Més informació: www.icmab.es/inspiraciencia

 

Breu resum:

Inspiraciència pretén ser un espai on tothom pugui pensar o imaginar la ciència d'una manera participativa. El concurs té dues categories (juvenil, per a participants d'entre 12 a 17 anys, i adults, a partir de 18 anys) i dues modalitats, relats curts, amb una extensió mínima de 800 paraules i màxima de 1.500, i microrelats, amb una extensió màxima de 500 paraules. El concurs de relats d'inspiració científica va tancar el dijous passat dia 15 de març el termini de publicació de relats amb un total de 623 relats presentats, gairebé triplicant les xifres de la primera edició, i que en conjunt ofereixen una visió polièdrica de la ciència des de la literatura.

 

 

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