An international scientific group with outstanding Valencian participation has managed to measure for the first time oscillations in the brightness of a neutron star –magnetar– during its most violent moments. In just a tenth of a second, the magnetar released energy equivalent to that produced by the Sun in 100,000 years. The observation has been carried out automatically, without human intervention, thanks to the Artificial Intelligence of a system developed at the Image Processing Laboratory (IPL) of the University of Valencia.
Researchers from the Corpuscular Physics Institute (IFIC, CSIC-UV) have patented a device capable of simultaneously detecting and displaying gamma radiation and neutrons, and in a wide energy spectrum. Both radiations are essential to detect hidden nuclear products or to minimise the side effects of a novel cancer therapy, hadrontherapy.
The Computational Cosmology group of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) of Valencia University (UV) has published an article in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, one of the international journals with the greatest impact in Astrophysics, which shows, with complex theoretical-computational models, that cosmic voids are constantly replenished with external matter. Read More
Researchers at the Image Processing Laboratory (IPL) of the University of Valencia, in collaboration with the University of Oxford and the Phi-Lab of the European Space Agency (ESA), have developed a model for flood detection based on neural networks. It’s called WorldFloods and has been launched into space by aerospace company D-Orbit from Cape Canaveral.
International collaborations Virgo, LIGO and KAGRA have added an element to understanding extreme cosmic phenomena: the first direct observation of a pairing comprised by a black hole and a neutron star. Read More
According to their data, published in Scientific Reports, the number of people infected with Covid-19 on the day the state of alert was declared, 14 March 2020, was at least 35 times higher than the number of people registered. Read More
This new technology makes it possible to obtain innovative composites and materials. Read More
A new landmark has been reached in astronomic observation by analysing the supermassive black hole of M87 in polarised light. Read More
These new structures are 3D-printed plastic pieces which can be assembled, as if they were Lego pieces, with a high-performance layer of concrete. Read More
IFIC researcher Francisco Salesa Greus, along with other members of the HAWC collaboration, have detected very high-energy photons from a galactic source that could produce cosmic rays. The detection of neutrinos through telescopes such as KM3NeT or IceCube would confirm the study. This finding has been published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. Read More