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Noticia Premsa The UPC will award an honorary doctoral degree to the American astrophysicist Kip S. Thorne
On Thursday 25 May of this year, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) will award an honorary doctoral degree to Professor Kip S. Thorne, one of the world's leading experts in the fields of theoretical physics, gravitational physics and astrophysics. His career has been outstanding in fields of science such as gravity, optics and astrophysics, but also in highly technological fields such as the design of signal processing algorithms. The investiture ceremony will take place at 11.30 a.m. in the auditorium of the Vèrtex building and can be followed live on UPCtv.
Noticia Premsa Oriol Bohigas Library presented at the UPC’s Barcelona School of Architecture
On 28 April, the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) hosted an academic ceremony presenting the Oriol Bohigas Library that had architects Rafael Moneo, Eduardo Mangada and Pere Joan Ravetllat and author Jordi Coca as speakers. The ceremony, which took place in the entrance hall of the Library (Avinguda Diagonal, 649) and was conducted by the rector of the UPC, Enric Fossas, and the director of the ETSAB, Jordi Ros, reconstructed the multifaceted legacy of the architect Oriol Bohigas both in Barcelona and in our institution.
Noticia Premsa Leadership of a European project aimed at using ultrasound to produce antimicrobial textiles and devices on an industrial scale
Researcher and professor Tzanko Tzanov, who works on the Terrassa Campus of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), is the leader of the European PROTECT project, which focuses on applying ultrasound technology in the industrial-scale manufacture of textiles and devices coated with antimicrobial nanoparticles. The technology will be used to coat medical textiles, materials used in public areas, medical devices, and water treatment membranes. The project, which is expected to be completed four years from now, involves the participation of 22 partners in eight European countries, including the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Textile Industry Research Association (AITEX), which is based in Alcoy (Alicante).
Noticia Premsa Students hunt muons in stratosphere to test theory of relativity
Within the framework of the European REXUS/BEXUS programme, a group of five students from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has been selected to design and carry out an experiment in the stratosphere with the aim of testing Einstein’s special theory of relativity. The experiment will involve studying muons, elementary particles present in the atmosphere. The team is the youngest one participating in the programme (and the only one from Spain). Contributions to help fund the project can be made until 8 June at http://igg.me/at/gocadmus.
Noticia Premsa The University maintains its position among world’s best 150 universities under 50 according to THE ranking
The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has maintained its position in the 101-150 range of the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings. Within Europe, it is ranked in the 60-86 range, and in Spain, in the 5-7 range.
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The American astrophysicist Kip S. Thorne The UPC will award an honorary doctoral degree to the American astrophysicist Kip S. Thorne On Thursday 25 May of this year, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) will award an ... [read +]
Oriol Bohigas Library presented at the UPC’s Barcelona School of Architecture On 28 April, the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) of the Universitat Politècnica de ... [read +]
Photo that shows how the ultrasound technology is applied to coat textiles with antimicrobial nanoparticles. Leadership of a European project aimed at using ultrasound to produce antimicrobial textiles and devices on an industrial scale Researcher and professor Tzanko Tzanov, who works on the Terrassa Campus of the Universitat ... [read +]
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