Actividades formativas del programa

VIRTUAL ADVANCED SCHOOL "Planets, exoplanets and their systems in a broad and multidisciplinary context"

The IAA-CSIC Severo Ochoa School on (exo)planetary systems will be held as an online event at the Aula Virtual of the CSIC organised by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC), Granada, from the 18th to the 29th of January 2021. The school aims at providing a comprehensive understanding of the planetary systems in a broad context such that the current knowledge about exoplanetary systems and solar system can be viewed in a common frame. The lectures cover topics related to protoplanetary discs, the host star, rocky planets, habitability, fluid and icy giants, satellites, clouds and escape in the atmosphere, minor bodies and debris discs and are mainly addressed to Master and PhD students and young Post-Docs. Junior and senior researchers are invited to attend as well. Lectures will be given by international renowned scientists at the most prestigious research institutions from all over the world. The attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the lecturer for one hour (after having taken the lesson) according to a schedule that will be distributed in due time. Please, fill in the form (URL below) if you are interested in the mentioned school (i.e., pre-register). The deadline for pre-registration is December 18, 2020. No registration fee is required. Details for full registering and accessing the contents of the school will be provided only to pre-registered students.

Date: 18th to 29th of January 2021


SEMINARIO: "Modeling the induced polarization of calcite precipitating on glass beads"

Dr. Philippe Leroy BRGM, French Geological Survey, Orléans, France

Facultad de Ciencias Miércoles, 21 de septiembre de 2016 Salón de Grados, 12.30 horas

Resumen We have developed a grain polarization model considering the electrochemical polarization of the Stern and diffuse layer surrounding calcite particles. Our spectral induced polarization model depends on the surface charge density of the Stern layer and on the electrical potential at the onset of the diffuse layer, which are computed using a basic Stern model of the calcite/water interface. Complex conductivity measurements of calcite precipitation on glass beads are reproduced by our surface complexation and complex conductivity models. The evolution of the size and shape of calcite particles during the precipitation experiment is estimated by our induced polarization model. At the early stage of the precipitation experiment, modeled particles sizes increase and calcite particles flatten with time because calcite crystals nucleate at the surface of glass beads and growth into bigger calcite grains around glass beads. At the later stage of the precipitation experiment, modeled sizes and cementation exponents of calcite particles decrease with time because large calcite grains aggregate over multiple glass beads, a percolation threshold is achieved, and small and discrete calcite crystals polarize.

SEMINARIO/SEMINAR: "Scientific Publishing: How to Survive?"

Prof. Igor Vlahović, University of Zagreb, Croatia Part I: martes 8 de noviembre, 11–13:30 h. Part II: miércoles 9 de noviembre, 11–13:30 h. Salón de Grados de la Facultad de Ciencias

Summary Scientific publishing is focused on distribution of new results, enabling their visibility to wider scientific community, but also helping researchers to obtain their academic promotion and fundings of future projects. Constant pressure is well-described by a common expression 'publish or perish', and in order to survive every scientist should learn and master all phases of the process. That is today necessary because even the most original scientific results can be seriously and irreversibly neglected if not presented properly. We will go through the entire process of scientific publication from different perspectives, not only from the author's corner but also from the editor's and reviewer's side, to see common mistakes more clearly and discuss how to avoid them. The most important questions addressed will include: Why, where and how to publish your scientific results? What is responsible conduct of research and how to avoid common mistakes, including plagiarism and autoplagiarism? How to cooperate and publish with your advisor? What questions to address while preparing a concept of your paper? What is the structure of the scientific paper and how to present your data? How to fight procrastination and finally finish the paper? How and when to choose a journal and how to prepare the final version of your manuscript for submission? How to succesfully communicate with editors and reviewers? What to do after your paper is published and what to do if it is finally rejected?

SEMINARIOS/SEMINARS: Dr. Igor Veselovskii, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Lunes 12 de Diciembre de 2016, 12.30 h, Sala de Medios Audiovisuales de la Facultad de Ciencias:

Development of laser technologies in Physics Instrumentation Center of General Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia

Summary The Physics Instrumentation Center (PIC) in Moscow specializes in development and manufacturing the lasers for medicine, science and technology in Russia. The product line includes excimer lasers, CO2 and DPSS lasers, femtosecond fiber lasers, medical laser systems, lidars, high voltage power supplies. The PIC is the only Russian manufacturer of ophthalmologic excimer laser system for refractive surgery. The latest development in the field of medical equipment is the femtosecond laser system for LASIK, keratoplasty, rings, etc. The examples of femtosecond and excimer laser technologies for materials processing will be given in presentation.

Martes 13 de Diciembre de 2016, 12.30 h, Edificio CEAMA:

Study of atmospheric dust and mixed phase clouds properties over West Africa with multiwavelength lidar during SHADOW campaign

Summary West Africa is an important location for the study of the influence on weather and climate of dust. The SHADOW (Study of SaHAran Dust Over West Africa) campaign performed a multi-scale and multi-laboratory study of aerosol properties and dynamics using a set of in situ and remote sensing instruments at the experimental site in Mbour, Senegal, during the periods March-April, 2015 and December 2015-January 2016. An advanced multiwavelength Raman lidar acquired 3β+2α+1 data, permitting retrievals of aerosol intensive properties such as extinction and backscattering Ångström exponents (BAE), spectral lidar ratios and depolarization ratio at 532 nm. The backscattering Ångström exponent during the dust episodes decreased to ~ -0.7, which can likely explained by an increase in the imaginary part of the dust refractive index at 355 nm compared to 532 nm. The dust extinction and backscattering coefficients at multiple wavelengths were inverted to the particle microphysics using the regularization algorithm and the model of randomly oriented spheroids.

Simultaneously with dust measurements significant amount of information about mixed phase clouds properties was gained. Two main goals were pursued during clouds studies:

• Height-temporal distributions of SLW layers and cells properties in 5 km - 10 km. We try to understand the lowest temperature at which SLW are observed, and for how long the liquid and ice fractions can coexist. These measurements should help to understand the main stages of mixed phase clouds evolution. • Analyses of spectral dependence of backscattering coefficient and particle depolarization ratio measured at 355 nm and 532 nm wavelengths, trying to evaluate features which can be attributed to the corner reflection effect.

SEMINARIO/SEMINAR: "Smart Sensors for Health Applications"

Prof. M. Jamal Deen, McMaster University, Hamilton (Canadá), Doctor Honoris Causa por la Universidad de Granada.

Fecha: 10 de Enero de 2017 Hora: 12:30 Lugar: Salón de Grados, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Granada

El Profesor Jamal Deen es uno de los investigadores más destacados en el ámbito internacional por sus contribuciones en ingeniería electrónica. El Prof. Deen ha hecho contribuciones muy importantes en el campo de los dispositivos electrónicos y fotónicos, y ha ganado los premios más prestigiosos en dicho campo. Ha contribuido en gran medida a la comprensión de la física y los dispositivos de semiconductores, así como a la mejora de la tecnología de semiconductores. Pueden conocer más sobre su extenso currículum en:


Para más información dirigirse a: Pilar López Varo, email:

SEMINARIO/SEMINAR: "Magnetic nanoparticles: synthesis, properties and biomedical applications"

Ponente: Oliver Sandre, Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques, laboratorio afiliado a la Universidad de Burdeos, el CNRS y el Instituto Politécnico de Burdeos (Francia)

Fecha: 18 y 19 de Abril de 2017

Lugar: Sala de Audiovisuales de la Facultad de Ciencias, de 10:30h a 12h.

Resumen: In this seminar a revision of the state of the art in the fields of synthesis, properties and biomedical applications of magnetic nanoparticles is presented. This seminar is organized as it follows:

1. Chemistry of iron oxides and oxo-hydroxides: Diversity of methods to prepare colloidal nanoparticles, either in non aqueous solvents: hydrothermal synthesis, polyol synthesis, thermal decomposition, etc or in water: co-precipitation of iron salts. 2. Magnetic behavior: ferro- ferri- antiferro- superpara– magnetism, magnetophoresis (magnetic guiding). 3. Optical properties: UV-vis absorption, circular dichroism (Faraday rotation), magnetic birefringence. 4. Relaxivity properties (T1/T2 of H spins): Contrast agents in MRI. 5. Magnetic relaxations in radiofrequency (kHz-MHz) fields: Magnetic hyperthermia and RF-induced drug release.

SEMINARIO/SEMINAR: "Water Structure at Solid/liquid Interfaces (and consequences for their charging behavior)"

Ponente: Dr. Johannes Lützenkirchen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Alemania)

Fecha: 15 de diciembre de 2017

Lugar: Sala de Audiovisuales de la Facultad de Ciencias, de 12 a 14 h.

Resumen: The charging of a number of solid/liquid interfaces is discussed encompassing intrinsically hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces. It is shown how water films on intrinsically hydrophilic surfaces turn the interface hydrophobic. This hydrophobisation is caused by the specific structure of the water film that has emerged from various MD-simulations on the (0001) plane of alpha-Al2O3, but is also expected to occur on related surface of the isostructural iron oxide hematite, on gibbsite basal planes, or on the kaolinite-gibbsite plane.

SEMINARIO/SEMINAR : "Magnetic hyperthermia as a method of treatment of oncological diseases. Theoretical approach"

Ural Federal University (Rusia) Fecha: 20 de diciembre de 2017 Lugar: aula MS1 (Sótano del edificio de Matemáticas - Facultad de Ciencias). 12 horas. Resumen: Magnetic hyperthermia is a progressive method of treatment of cancer and other tumor diseases. The basic idea of this method consists of the injection, into the tumor region, of magnetic nanoparticles, which are subsequently adsorbed on or inside the tumor cells. Under the action of an alternating magnetic field the particles produce heat in the cellular surrounding. If temperature of the tumor region achieves 42ºC – 45ºC, the ill cells die, whereas the healthy cells survive because of stronger thermal resistivity. That is the key point of the therapeutic method. The most important requirement for the hyperthermia approach is the necessity of the local increase and maintenance of the tumor cell temperature above 42ºC and, simultaneously, keeping the healthy tissue temperature within the safety limits. The solution of the practical problem of the achievement and maintenance of the necessary temperature in a local place of an organism requires detailed study of the heat production by the magnetic particles in the given medium. The majority of theoretical studies of the magnetic hyperthermia deal with systems of non-interacting ferromagnetic particles. The obvious way to enhance the therapy effect is increase of the concentration of the injected particles. In its turn, this leads to the necessity to take into account the influence of the interparticle interaction on the thermal effect. Some approaches for theoretical determination of the intensity of the heat production in systems of ferromagnetic nanoparticles in liquid and elastic media will be discussed. The presented analysis is based on the mathematically regular approximation of virial expansion with respect to the particles concentration. This approach allows us to achieve the physical results by using strict mathematical methods without any intuitive and heuristic constructions. Organizado por: ( Máster en Física)

SEMINARS : "A Short History of Nuclear Astrophysics"

Prof. Nicolas Prantzos, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris

Fecha: 17 y 18 de abril de 2018. 11 horas

Lugar: Salón de Actos del edificio Mecenas.

Resumen: I will present an overview of the development of Nuclear astrophysics, from its beginnings in the late 1920s, till its maturation in the late '60s. Nuclear astrophysics emerged from the “marriage” of the old science of astronomy with the then young discipline of nuclear physics, with a twofold objective: to understand the energy of the Sun and stars and the origin of the chemical elements in the Universe. Its development is intimately connected to the development of particle physics during its early period, but also - to some extent - to the research on nuclear weapons in the 1940s. Its history is the result of the work of some of the greatest physicists of the 20th century and it was crowned by two Nobel prizes. In an era of ever-growing specialization in all scientific disciplines, it is useful for students and scientists alike to gain an elementary knowledge of the history of ideas and of their development in the socio-cultural and technological context of their epoch.

Part I -The energy of the Sun

Part II -The origin of the elements

INTERNATIONAL PhD. SUMMER SCHOOL: "Modeling Nature. MNat 2018"

A collaboration of the PhD program in the Summer School co-organized by the MNat Unit of Excellence, the Ph.D. School in Health Sciences, and the Ph.D. School in Sciences, Technology and Engineering

Date: 17-28 de Septiembre de 2018 Place: Facultad de Ciencias, Aula Fisymat

Objectives: This school arose from the need of PhD students of acquiring an interdisciplinary knowledge that allows them to deal with scientific problems of current interest and social relevance that combine the points of view of mathematical modeling, complexity, ecological networks, bioinformatics, physics of new materials, developmental biology, synthetic biology, and tumour dynamics. The purpose is to give an added value to each specific field, placing it in the most up-to-date cutting-edge research. In this proposal of the International Doctoral School, professors from different PhD programs are included in both the

• Doctoral School of Health Sciences • Doctoral School of Science, Technology and Engineering

Specifically, professors of the following UGR PhD programs

• Biomedicine • Fundamental and Systems Biology • Physics and Space Sciences • Physics and Mathematics (Fis&Mat) • Civil Engineering

Information: MNat SUMMER SCHOOL

TORDESILLAS Ph.D. College in Physics: Scientific Workshop

Date: 12-13 November 2018 Place: Facultad de Ciencias, Salón de Grados

The Doctoral College in Physics in the Tordesillas group of Universities will be formally started in a meeting of the Rectors of the participating Universities (Sevilla, Granada, Lisboa, Minas Gerais, Fluminense, Sao Paulo, and Münster) to be held in Granada, Spain during november 12,13 2018. The College is created with the aim of reinforcing or starting scientific collaborations at the graduate or Ph.D levels, focussing mainly on the mobility and exchange between students and senior scientists. The collaboration in physical research should bring about synergies between the different groups linked to the consortium of Universities and dedicated to investigation in Physics, covering practically all areas of this science.

As a starting point, a preliminary meeting between doctoral representatives of the universities involved, it was decided to arrange a meeting of scientists from the six universities, including both students and senior researchers. The topics, quite open, cover many fields of specialization of the groups. It is an excellent opportunity to strengthen links between them, start new projects, eventually poreparing grant proposals in the future,..


ANUNCIO DE CONFERENCIA/SEMINAR ANOUNCEMENT: "Resolving the origins of supernovae: constraining progenitors with integral field spectroscopy"


Organized by the Department, will be delivered by Dr. Lluis Galbany, Marie Slodowska-Curie fellow - UGR.

Information: Lluis Galbany