Mathematics and Physics

Research shows the correlation between a high energy gamma burst and the development of thunderstorms

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International research involving the University of Valencia (UV) that has shown the correlation between high energy gamma burst and the development of thunderstorms at the millisecond level is on the cover of prestigious scientific journal Science in its January issue. The research addresses two violent atmospheric phenomena observed by the International Space Station (ISS), in which ultraviolet, optical and high energy emission were captured together. Read More

Researchers quantify the impact of autonomous vehicles on traffic

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Researchers of the UWICORE laboratory, of the Department of Communications Engineering and the I3E Engineering Research Centre of the Miguel Hernández University (UMH) of Elche, have proven that the coexistence between autonomous and conventional vehicles will noticeably affect the estimated effects of autonomous driving. According to this study, until at least 15% of vehicles are autonomous, no benefit will be seen regarding the fluidity of traffic and the capabilities of motorways, unless solutions are developed to guarantee an efficient coexistence of autonomous and conventional vehicles. Read More

Astrophysics experts from all over Europe and the US meet at the University of Alicante to discuss the future of the Athena mission

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Approximately 30 astrophysics experts from all over Europe and the United States will be gathering on the University of Alicante campus from 27 to 29 November 2019 to discuss the future of the European Space Agency (ESA) mission Athena. The event is part of the European project AHEAD(Integrated Activities for the High-Energy Astrophysics Domain). One of AHEAD’s work packages is led by the UA Department of Physics, Systems Engineering and Signal Theory’s Astronomy and Astrophysics group, together with Europe’s leading research institutes. Read More

IFIC scientists carry out the first Earth tomography with neutrinos

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Researchers from the Institute of Corpuscular Physics (UV-CSIC) and the Institute of Cosmos Sciences (UB) publish in Nature Physics the first study of the density of the planet in which they use this elementary particle, the neutrino. The method is analogous to an X-ray photograph or a CT scan. A similar technique was recently used to discover a hidden camera in the Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt. Read More

First-ever online tool designed to calculate property energy efficiency

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Focused on analysing the incentives and costs involved in renovation works in rental housing, the tool is accessible to everyone and in seven languages.

It is part of the EU H2020 project RentalCal, where the University of Alicante takes part alongside eleven institutions from Germany, Denmark, the Czech Republic, France, Poland, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Read More