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Voces, CSIC Balears: Artificial Intelligence, laser and Reservoir Computing

Oct. 20, 2021
IFISC (UIB-CSIC) and the Institutional Representation of CSIC in the Balearic Islands join forces and create "Voces, CSIC Balears", a bimonthly podcast for the dissemination of science. Through interviews with scientists working at CSIC's centres in the Balearic Islands ...

Disease outbreak simulations reveal influence of “seeding” by multiple infected people

Oct. 14, 2021
A new computational analysis suggests that, beyond the initial effect of one infected person arriving and spreading disease to a previously uninfected population, the continuous arrival of more infected individuals has a significant influence on the evolution and severity of ...

IFISC participates in the development of the CSIC's White Book on Scientific Challenges 2030

Oct. 11, 2021
The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is launching 14 strategic themes to coordinate cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research teams to expand the frontiers of knowledge in areas such as the origin of life, the composition of matter, space exploration, the functioning of ...

Nobel Prize in Physics for Complex Systems Research

Oct. 5, 2021
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 to Giorgio Parisi, Syukuro Manabe and Klauss Hasselmann “for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems”. This year’s Laureates have all ...

A new world down there, finalist in the 2nd UIB Science Communication Competition

Oct. 4, 2021
David Sánchez, researcher at IFISC (UIB-CSIC), has been selected as a finalist in the 2nd Science Popularisation Competition organised by the Vice-Rectorate for Innovation and Institutional Relations and the Unit for Scientific Culture and Innovation of the University of the ...

Assessing blackout risk in the power grid with high penetration of variable renewable energies

Sept. 27, 2021
Renewable energies related to the sun or wind will be decisive in the transition to a 100% renewable energy system. These energy sources have many advantages in terms of cost, efficiency and sustainability, but they also represent a risk in ...

Nit de la Recerca 2021

Sept. 17, 2021
The European Researchers' Night is a science outreach project promoted by the European Commission as part of the Marie Sktodowska-Curie actions of the Horizon 2020 programme, and has been taking place simultaneously in more than 300 European cities since 2005 ...

Deep Neural Networks using a single neuron

Sept. 13, 2021
Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are a useful tool for a wide range of tasks such as image classification, object detection, image resizing or text generation. They are extremely powerful, but they require sufficient computing power and large data sets to ...

Measuring bottlenecks in the ocean

Sept. 1, 2021
The ocean provides a fluid environment with complex patterns of flow and dispersal for the organisms that live within it. How these flows transport organisms is relevant for biodiversity with potentially important implications for ecosystem health and climate. An international ...

Dynamical phase transitions in quantum Reservoir Computing

Aug. 23, 2021
Information can be processed by physical, chemical and biological systems with a major example being our brain. In this context, quantum reservoir computing is a promising approach in the fields of complex systems and artificial neural networks characterized by a ...

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