- IFA Astronomy Outreach in AntofagastaNovember 25, 2015 IFA News Dr. Sebastian Ramirez, IFA postdoc, enchanted the public present at his talk in the Public Library of Antofagasta, II Region of Chile, yesterday November 24, titled "A Superstar for Superman?". In his talk he gathered the clues that appear in the many stories about this super heroe, who presumably arrived on Earth escaping from a planet destroy...Read more
- IFA is awarded a "Concurso Insercion en la Academia, Conicyt 2015"November 23, 2015. IFA News. The Proyecto Fondecyt 79150053, of three years duration, titled, "FORTALECIMIENTO DE LA FÍSICA Y LA COMPUTACIÓN CIENTÍFICA EN EL INSTITUTO DE FÍSICA Y ASTRONOMÍA" winner in the Concurso Inserción en la Academia de CONICYT 2015, was awarded to Professor and investigator at IFA, Dr. Jose Villanueva (PI) together with Dr. Vi...Read more
- Academia Chilena de Ciencias awards Prize to Dr. Amelia Bayo from IFANovember 19, 2015 IFA News. In Santiago, November 19, wednesday last, our investigator and member of the Instituto de Fisica y Astronomia, Dr. Amelia Bayo, received the "Premio Excelencia Científica Adelina Gutiérrez, 2015" prize, awarded to outstanding young investigators under 40 years of age. Dr. Maria Teresa Ruiz, Vicepresident of the Academia Chilen...Read more
- The Glowing Halo of a Zombie StarNoviembre 11, 2015. Noticias IFA With that title, ESO publishes Science Release eso1544 explaning how VLT maps out the remains of a white dwarf’s meal. The remains of a fatal interaction between a dead star and its asteroid supper have been studied in detail for the first time by an international team of astronomers using the Very Large Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile....Read more
- Prize for Academic excellence awarded to IFA investigatorNovember 4, 2015 IFA News. With the aim to contributing to the furthering of science in the country and incentivating investigators in science, the Academia Chilena de Ciencias created the Prize for Academic Excellency "ACADEMIA CHILENA DE CIENCIAS" for young investigators under 40 years of age. The investigator, Dra. Amelia Bayo, Licenciada en Matemáticas, Doctor en...Read more
- IFA celebrates 100 Astronomy Outreach TalksNoviembre 3, 2015. Noticias IFA. On November 2, the Sala Ruben Dario del Centro de Extensión de la U. de Valparaíso, a place that has welcomed a public passionate about astronomy on every first Monday of the month between April and December for almost ten years, celebrated 100 Talks on this lovely science among the interested community. Among those present were the Rector...Read more
The Physics and Astronomy Institute (IFA) of the University of Valparaiso offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Physics and Astronomy. Its vibrant community of faculty, research staff and students works on a wide range of topics in physics and astronomy while carrying out an ambitious Outreach Program for the astronomical sciences. We are permanently stimulated by the close and collaborative relationship of the Institute with the Center for Astrophysics of Valparaíso, CAV, who permanently dictate Seminars for the benefit of our Undergraduate and postgraduate students.