Mathematics and Physics

Astrophysicists detect for the first time a blue ray from its genesis, shooting upward in the stratosphere

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An international team of scientists in which the University of Valencia participates has detected, for the first time in history, a blue jet with all its geometry from the first microsecond of its genesis, following it as it propagates in the stratosphere. The discovery affects the study of the warming of the highest areas of the Earth’s atmosphere and the global electrical circuit. The work appears published in journal Nature. Read More

Differences between neutrino matter and antimatter revealed

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Researchers from the Institute of Corpuscular Physics (IFIC), from the Physics Institute of Other Energies (IFAE-Barcelona) and from the Autonomous University of Madrid, have contributed to reveal a basic property of neutrinos that had not been measured until now. It represents an important step towards learning whether neutrinos behave differently in their matter and antimatter forms. The obtained results have been published as the front-page article of journal Nature. Read More

Event Horizon Telescope reveals unexpected structures within blazar 3C279

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Around a year ago, international collaboration Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), which Valencia University takes part in, published the first image of a black hole. Now, the team has observed in detail a high-speed stream of material emerging from another supermassive black hole. The data, obtained via high-accuracy VLBI interferometry, helps to analyse the behaviour of nature in such extreme conditions. The results have been published in the Astronomy & Astrophysics journal. Read More

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