Research news

List of news published in the Press Room on research and innovation

  • David Carrera receives an award from the Royal Academy of Engineering

    The UPC professor received a medal at the Agustín de Betancourt Young Researchers Awards from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAI), in recognition of his work leading the Data-Centric Computing team at the BSC-CNS.

  • MareNostrum 4 POWER9 racks begin operation with high expectation for AI - based research

    MareNostrum 4 supercomputer has incorporated into production three racks of last IBM POWER technologies with a peak performance of 1.5 petaflops with the aim to accelerate Artificial Intelligence–based research.

  • Two BSC researchers, selected for the European Research Council

    BSC researchers Carlos Pérez García-Pando and Francisco J. Cazorla have been selected to receive two Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) for their projects FRAGMENT and SuPerCom, respectively.

  • Antarctic volcanic ash can disrupt air traffic in vast areas of the south hemisphere

    Simulations performed by Barcelona Supercomputing Center in collaboration with the Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra Jaume Almera-CSIC demonstrated that Antarctic volcanoes might pose a higher threat than previously considered. A research focused on the potential impacts of ash dispersal and fallout from Deception Island highlights how ash clouds entrapped in circumpolar upper-level winds have the potential to reach lower latitudes and disrupt Austral hemisphere air traffic. The study has been published in the Nature group journal 'Scientific Reports'.

  • UPC cements position as Spain’s top university in innovation and technological development

    According to the 2017 edition of U-Ranking, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has maintained its position as Spain’s top university in innovation and technological development in the performance ranking and moved up to number one in the ranking based on volume. It has also maintained its position as the number two Spanish university overall and moved up among the top three in teaching and research.