The explosion was produced by the detonation of a thin layer of helium on the surface of a white dwarf. Type Ia supernovae serve as indicators of distance within the Universe. An international team with researchers from the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) has been able to determine the origin of a thermonuclear or…… Continue reading First discovered the origin of a thermonuclear supernova
Alexei Kitaev, Ph.D., has been awarded with this prize for theories of topological order and its consequences in a broad range of physical systems. Alexi Kitaev graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia) in 1986 having worked with quasicrystals. He did his doctoral studies at the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics (Chernogolovka,…… Continue reading 2017 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize Recipient to Alexei Kitaev of the California Institute of Technology
Life began on Earth between 4,500 and 3,700 million years ago thanks to the impact of meteorites on small lagoons on the Earth’s surface, according to a Canadian study just published. The text explains that meteorites carried essential elements of life, while dry and wet cycles helped to fuse the basic building blocks of molecular…… Continue reading One study says that meteorites and water lagoons were the source of life
Oscar Viyuela, member of the GICC group and consortium QUITEMAD+, has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the Fundación Ramón Areces to carry out a research project at MIT entitled “Quantum Technologies: Superconducting Materials and Quantum Computers” with Prof. Liang Fu. In addition, he has been appointed distinguished junior scholar and fellow of the RCC Harvard to work in…… Continue reading Oscar Viyuela member of Quitemad+CM awarded by the Ramón Areces Foundation
Observations with ALMA, Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array, and ESA’s Rosetta mission have revealed the presence of the organohalogen Freon 40 in the gas in the environment of both a young star and a comet. On Earth, organohalogens are formed by organic processes, but this is the first time they are detected in interstellar…… Continue reading ALMA and Rosetta detect Freon 40 in space
Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for unraveling the molecular mechanisms that control the circadian rhythm, ie the biological oscillations that regulate hormone levels, sleep, body temperature and metabolism. His misfit is responsible for disorders like jet lag. Living organisms, including humans, have an…… Continue reading Nobel Prize in medicine for deciphering the mechanism of biological clocks
They could have contributed to the evolution of the first tectonic phenomena in the planet, according to a study published by the journal Nature Geoscience. The research, led by Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, claims that such impacts could have spawned earthquake recycling episodes more than 4 billion years ago. This approach questions the dominant…… Continue reading The impacts of large meteorites, origin of the first tectonic phenomena?