Isabel Cordero Carrión

Between mathematics and astrophysics

We go to the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Valencia, where Isabel Cordero Carrión talks about her areas of research: applied mathematics and astrophysics, and her interest in gravitational waves.



The Eyedropper plays with the idea of the Christmas star and the light that allows us to perceive actual stars.


«Black hole blues», by Janna Levin

Review of «Black hole blues and other songs from outer space», by Janna Levin. The astrophysicist explains the story of the gravitational wave detection project LIGO.


«The end of everything (astrophysically speaking)», by Katie Mack

Review of the book The end of everything (astrophysically speaking), by the Australian astrophysicist Katie Mack, on the possible ends of the universe.


Gravitational waves

Ferrran Martin refers to Gravitational Wave Astronomy following the first observation of a binary system of a black hole and a neutron star.

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The Nobel Prize in Physics, orbiting black holes

The Swedish Academy has awarded Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Ghez the Nobel Prize in Physics. What is behind this shared award? When did the debate on black holes start? An analysis by Manel Perucho.

Leap Years

Why do we have leap years?

2020 will have an extra day, but what is the origin of this leap year? Amelia Ortiz-Gil, PhD in astrophysics and disseminator for the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Valencia, answers.


Laboratory astrophysics

Astrochemistry studies their abundance and composition and posits potential chemical pathways that might have led to the presence of such molecules in a particular environment

Solar orbiter

Journey to the Sun’s inferno

The ESA Solar Orbiter will be launched into space in 2020 and it will get very close to our star.


What is a supermoon?

According to the astrophysicist and communicator Javier Armentia, supermoons do not really exist. As he explains, the term is not astronomical, but vulgar astrology.