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Learn about cutting-edge research at UC Chile through news about new discoveries and outstanding researchers in different areas of knowledge.

 


Ministry of Health and UC Chile's Study: CoronaVac Vaccine Effectively Prevents Coronavirus Infections

Published in one of the most prestigious medical journals globally, this is the first research that measures more than ten million people vaccinated under…

Patricio de la Cuadra and the sound of digital magic flutes

The musician, engineer, researcher, and professor at the Faculties of Arts and Engineering developed a physical model that is unique in the world: a digital…

SAPHIR Millennium Institute: what are we made of at a fundamental particle level?

Where did matter come from? What are the laws that govern the subatomic world? What can technological applications be developed from Particle Physics? These…

Power buoy installed in the ocean

Open Sea Lab: The first step to promoting the use of renewable marine energy in Chile

A buoy, anchored two kilometers from the UC Coastal Marine Research Station in Las Cruces, will drive the country's marine renewable energy industry's…

Clownfish swimming

"Lighting Nemo": Why Clownfish Need Their Sleep?

The streetlights on docks or ports are affecting marine life, scientists warn. A new study shows how artificial night light significantly impacts the clownfish…

Picture of a computational model of the antennas in the desert.

CTA-South Observatory: At the Frontier between Astronomy and Physics

The new CTA-South Observatory will be located in the middle of the Atacama Desert. It will be the first window to the high-energy universe installed in Chile…

Pelicans over a cliff full of guano

The importance of seabird guano in pre-Inca agriculture

The research, led by anthropology professor Francisca Santana, provides novel scientific evidence on using the so-called "white guano" in the highly productive…

Golden Webinars poster

Golden Webinars: The astrophysics revolution on YouTube

An initiative that began to exchange ideas with other scientists has become a world astrophysics event. It is an opportunity to learn for free about the…

amazon deforestation

Rising deforestation puts Amazon at risk of becoming a virus hotspot

Increasing deforestation could transform this green lung of the continent into a new source of viruses that cause pandemics. This was determined by an…

Is it Possible to Reconcile Health and Economy?

Three UC faculty members, all experts in macroeconomics, used an epidemiology model to discover how health protocols inside businesses reduce infections…

Paul Amouroux

UC Centers and Field Stations: The gateway for international postgraduate research

The French entomologist Paul Amouroux has traveled around Chile for two years. He is developing his Fondecyt postdoctoral project on unknown Chilean species of…

Why solar eclipses are important to science?

Araucanía will be the scenery of one of the most captivating Astronomy events: an eclipse. For two minutes, the sky will darken completely, revealing only a…