Since the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona’s scientific communication website (www.uab.es/uabdivulga/eng) went online in May 2003, its aim has been to disclose research from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona to the public at large through the words of the researchers themselves. Over 200 researchers have now explained their work in a language accessible to all. From differential calculus to the latest breakthroughs in medicine, from analysis of armed conflicts to software development for biotechnology companies, and from analysis of the media to the effects of climate change, the website has published information on a multitude of topics covering the plethora of research areas covered at the University.
UABdivulg@ has also published in-depth interviews with important figures from the world of science. These include the Nobel Prize for Physics winner Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, the oncologist Manuel Perucho, the science historian Spencer R. Weart and the microbiologist Daniel Y C Fung. In the near future, the website will include a series of NEO video clips produced by the UAB in which scientific information will be disclosed.
The electronic journal, which can be read in English, Spanish and Catalan, was presented before the 8th International Conference on Public Communication of Science and Technology last June and the 2nd Ibero-American Conference on University Communication in Granada last March.
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The Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP) is opening up a new research field. A workshop from November 21 - 22, 2016 will mark the start of activities for an innovative axion experiment. Axions are still only purely hypothetical particles. Their detection could solve two fundamental problems in particle physics: What dark matter consists of and why it has not yet been possible to directly observe a CP violation for the strong interaction.
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