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A new particle is detected by CERN scientists

cern logoThe European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has announced the discovery of a new particle in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). This subatomic particle contains two charm quarks and one up quark. This particle was already predicted in the 70s but never observed until today.

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Korean mission will visit Spain in July

foto daejeonFrom July 3rd to 7th, 2017, a Korean mission linked to science industry will visit Spain. INEUSTAR and INDUCIENCIA are the organizers and will also host it. This mission will visit scientific centers, parks and installations, in Catalonia and Basque Country. A second visit is planned for the second half of 2017, when similar institutions will be visited in Castile and Andalusia. The members of the mission come from Daejeon, considered the Science City in South Korea. The aim of the two visits is to continue a process of bilateral knowledge that INEUSTAR begun two years ago, as well as to strengthen the dialogue among scientific companies and institutions in both countries. The main goal is to foster cooperation in the field of science and industry, related to big scientific installations.

Daejeon (1.5 million) has 18 universities, including the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), the Chungnam, Hanbat and Hannam National Universities, and the Korean Science and Technology University. Daejeon is considered one of the Asian “Sillicon Valleys” and as “High Tech City”. The RAON (Korean rare isotope accelerator) is within its influence area.

South Korea is one of the countries that invests more in R&D compared to its GDP (4.29% / GDP in 2014, ahead of USA, Israel, etc.) link

 

 

IFMIF – DONES: FIRST EVALUATION OF THE SPANISH CANDIDACY (GRANADA)

 

dones_spainOn June 16th, 2017, the ad-hoc committee from Fusion for Energy (F4E) has evaluated the site and general conditions of the Spanish candidacy for locating the IFMIF-DONES scientific installation in the city of Granada (more specifically, in Escúzar town). This evaluation committee, together with the experts that later presented the technical and environmental characteristics of Granada, were hosted by a prominent number of authorities (national, regional and local) as well as by representatives from different institutions from the city (universities, entrepreneurs, political parties, etc.). This showed the strong commitment of Spain with the project, at all levels.

INEUSTAR and INDUCIENCIA, supporters of the candidacy since more than 2 years ago, are members of the Executive Commission of the Candidacy, chaired by the Secretary of State Mrs. Carmen Vela Olmo. INEUSTAR presented to the F4E evaluators the Spanish Science Industry capabilities, and more specifically, in Andalusia and Granada, to successfully build and operate an installation like IFMIF-DONES.

The general perception the F4E evaluation committee shared at the end of the visit was extremely favourable.

 

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INEUSTAR at IPAC 2017

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INEUSTAR has organized, in collaboration with the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX), a joint presence at IPAC-2017, held in Copenhagen (Denmark). The coordination and promotion of this Pavilion is included within INEUSTAR’s yearly programme for international promotion of the Spanish Science Industry sector.

IPAC is the most important congress on accelerators, receiving ca. 2,000 visitors per year. Scientists and technologists from the main projects and installations attend each event.

The industrial exhibition that accompany the congress‘ conferences is the best showcase for Science Industry capacities, presenting new equipment, instruments, installations and services to this relevant scientific sector.

The Spanish Science Industry sector, leaded by INEUSTAR and ICEX, included this year 8 companies and carried out an intense programme of parallel activities.

According to the attending companies, the Spanish representation has been important, well placed and had great visibility.

Resulting contacts and talks have been extremely promising and are being followed up in order to reach the expected results.