INSTITUTE OF COSMOS SCIENCES

University of Barcelona

The ICCUB within other institutions

Universitat de Barcelona

The ICCUB is an institute belonging to the University of Barcelona, one of the best considered universities in Spain.

The UB's research institutes promote and organize interdisciplinary and specialized research activities in different fields of science, technology and the arts. They also provide scientific and technical consultancy in their areas of expertise. The University of Barcelona currently runs and participates in approximately thirty research institutes and research centres.

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Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC)

The IEEC is a private, non—profit research foundation created in 1996 as an initiative of the Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca (FCR), in collaboration with the University of Barcelona (UB), the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) with the objective of creating a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional institute devoted to space research and their applications.

The IEEC is formed by four units, each of them grouping members from a different institution. One of this units is ACE-ICCUB, which groups around 70 ICCUB researchers, students and engineers working in astrophysics and space sciences projects.

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Montsec Astronomical Observatory (OAdM)

Montsec Astronomical Observatory (OAdM) is a scientific infrastructure managed by the IEEC and located at an altitude of 1570 m on the Montsec mountain range, 50 km South of the central Pyrenees and 50 km North of the city of Lleida (Catalonia, Spain). The mission of the OAdM is to provide the tools to carry out cutting-edge research in astronomy as well as to provide the necessary support to exploit the facilities.

Several research institutes and universities, among them the ICCUB, have actively contributed with scientific and technical supervision and manpower to the development of the OAdM project. As IEEC members, ICCUB researchers are currently using OAdM infraestructures for several purposes and they activily contribute to its science and outreach activities.

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Centro Nacional de Física de Partículas, Astropartículas y Nuclear (CPAN)

CPAN is a project within the framework of CONSOLIDER - Ingenio 2010 program which aims to actively promote the coordinated participation of the Spanish scientific groups in cutting edge research in particle physics, astroparticle and nuclear physics. The main objective of this proposal is the creation of a permanent institution, the National Center for Particle, Astroparticle and Nuclear Physics, which would consolidate and ensure, primarily through the recruitment of technical and scientific personnel, the actions described in its fundational report. To this purpose, a memorandum of understanding was signed in Jamong the involved institutions in June 2016.

All ICCUB researchers working in particle physics, astroparticle and nuclear physics are part of this project.

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