Wednesday, 19 February 2020

“Cientifiques Catalanes 2.0” traveling exhibit

On February 11, the International Day for Women and Girls in Science, the traveling exhibit “Cientifiques Catalanes 2.0” (Catalan Female Scientists 2.0) has been inaugurated at the Museu de l’Aigua in Salt, Girona. Twenty successful female researchers and communication professionals are portrayed on a series of panels illustrating their career paths.

Monday, 03 February 2020

BIST gathers over 150 female researchers for 100tífiques

As 11 February approaches, several scientific institutions are warming up in preparation for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. That is been the case for BIST, the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, of which the ICN2 is a member. Last Thursday 30 January, the BIST held an act in the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park premises to prepare for the 100tífiques event.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

International Day of Women and Girls in Science at the ICN2

On February 10, an event organized by the ICN2 Equal Opportunities Committee was held at the ICN2 to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Dr Neus Domingo, CSIC Distinguished Researcher in the ICN2 Oxide Nanophysics Group, Dr Jörg Müller, sociologist at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) of the Open University of Catalonia, and Dr Digna Couso, PhD in Science Teaching and Director of the Research Centre for the Education in Science and Mathematics of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (CRECIM), led the discussion with very interesting talks.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

A consensus statement establishes the protocols to assess and report stability of perovskite photovoltaic devices

The existing characterization procedures to evaluate emerging photovoltaic devices are not appropriate for halide perovskite solar cells, a new generation of solar cells called to overcome the present state-of-the-art technologies. A vast group of scientists, led by Prof. Mónica Lira-Cantú (ICN2) and Prof. Eugene A. Katz (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), have reached a consensus on the suitable procedures and the variables to be reported in stability studies of this kind of solar cells. The consensus statement, highlighted in the last issue of Nature Energy, updates the ISOS protocols for the stability assessment of perovskite photovoltaics with additional procedures to account for properties specific to this technology.