Wednesday, 20 January 2021

#100tífiques launches this week with 350 summoned female researchers

As the International Day of Women and Girls in Science approaches, on February 11th, several scientific researchers are warming up. The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and the Catalan Foundation for Research & Innovation (FCRI) are organizing the 3rd edition of the #100tífiques program. This year’s virtual edition opens up on Thursday 21 of January with a Training and Networking Meet-up.

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

A roadmap for near future quantum materials research

A review published today in IOP’s Journal of Physics: Materials draws an outline of the state of the art of quantum materials science and identifies the main challenges and opportunities in this emerging field of research. The paper is a work developed in collaboration by many international experts, including ICN2 researchers from the Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience group and the Physics and Engineering of Nanodevices group. ICN2 group leader Prof. Stephan Roche is co-corresponding author.

Monday, 18 January 2021

Crazy for Physics launches its sixth edition

25 High School students will interact during 16 work sessions with researchers from all the participating excellence centers offering exciting experiences that explore the biggest and the smallest scales of the universe. Coordinated from the ICN2 and the IFAE, Crazy for Physics (Bojos per la Física) also involves the UAB, the ICMAB, the ICFO, and the Alba Synchrotron.

Thursday, 14 January 2021

BIST and UIC Barcelona recruit six researchers through the FBA Fellows programme for attracting scientific talent

The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and the Universitat International de Catalunya (UIC Barcelona) have recruited six researchers through the FBA Fellows programme, backed by the Bosch Aymerich Foundation, which aimed at promoting outstanding scientific teaching and research in the fields of health and environmentOne of the selected FBA Fellows, Ekaterina Kestanova, will join a multidisciplinary research project at the ICFO and the ICN2.  

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Absence of magnetic proximity effect at the interface of a topological and a magnetic insulator

A study conducted by a team of researchers from the ICN2, in collaboration with colleagues from ALBA Synchrotron Light Source (Spain) and Diamond Light Source (United Kingdom), has found absence of magnetic proximity effects at the interface of heterojunctions made of a topological insulator and a magnetic insulator. These results are highly relevant to clear up the discrepancy between the experimental and theoretical analysis of these systems, as they were obtained using a direct experimental probe of locally induced magnetism, in contrast to previous experimental works.