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In quantum mechanics, not even time flows as you might expect

Nov. 24, 2021
A team of physicists at the Universities of Vienna, Bristol, IFISC and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI-Vienna) has shown how quantum systems can simultaneously evolve along two opposite time arrows (forward and backward in time). The ...

Voces, CSIC Balears: Complex networks, mathematical chemistry and COVID

Nov. 17, 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 ...

Boosting the output power of lasers by breaking their symmetry

Nov. 11, 2021
More uniform light intensity profiles are possible in large-aperture semiconductor lasers if the optical aperture is intentionally deformed. An international team from Łodz University of Technology, Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics in Warsaw, Technical University of Berlin, and IFISC (UIB-CSIC ...

IFISC and IMEDEA organize the V Symposium on Ecological Networks

Nov. 5, 2021
Researchers from IFISC and IMEDEA organize the V Symposium on ecological networks (ECONET) in Palma. The event will be held between November 10 and 12, and will bring together, for the first time, biologists and theoretical physicists who work on ...

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 ...

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