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Physical Review E editor picks work on statistical physics done in the department as part of the cover of its last volume
The work of Laureano Ramírez-Piscina in Physical Review E on the Langevin formalism of diffusion in channels last July has been selected by the editor as one of the main contributions to statistical physics in the journal.
UPC news picks up key astrophysical discovery made in the department
The undergraduate project done by Martí Perpinyà in Physical Engineering, under the direction of Alberto Rebassa and Jordi José, has discovered the first system of three white dwarfs. The UPC news picks up the report hoping it will reach a general audience
A novel simulation procedure allows new insights on ectopic beats in the heart
Ramon y Cajal researcher in the Physics department Sergio Alonso publishes, in collaboration with Brazilian Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora and the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, a novel simulation method to understand how the hearts can beat anomalously with a signal originating from the same heart (ectopic beat) instead of our natural external pacemaker.
An international team of physicists carry out quantum simulation of the physical effects of disorder in topological insulators
A team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the United States, the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) and the UPC uses experiments with ultra-cold atoms, trapped and driven by lasers, to create a new topological insulator induced by the disorder.