Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
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1 September 2020 - 31 August 2021

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) published between 1 September 2020 - 31 August 2021 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Count Share
1153 210.05

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Physical Sciences 523 82.35
17 3.81
11 1.36
8 0.52
12 5.39
23 9.17
63 7.19
Detecting long-lived multi-charged particles in neutrino mass models with MoEDAL
2021-08-01
0.17
Jet energy scale and resolution measured in proton–proton collisions at √𝑠=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2021-08-01
0.01
Measurement of single top-quark production in association with a W boson in the single-lepton channel at √𝑠=8TeV with the ATLAS detector
2021-08-01
0.01
Measurements of the inclusive and differential production cross sections of a top-quark–antiquark pair in association with a Z boson at √𝑠=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2021-08-01
0.01
Search for a heavy vector resonance decaying to a Z boson and a Higgs boson in proton-proton collisions at √𝑠=13TeV
2021-08-01
0
Search for charged Higgs bosons produced in vector boson fusion processes and decaying into vector boson pairs in proton–proton collisions at √𝑠=13TeV
2021-08-01
0
The framework for a common origin of 𝛿CKM and 𝛿PMNS
2021-08-01
0.30
Comparing weak- and unsupervised methods for resonant anomaly detection
2021-07-15
0.06
Observation of new excited Bs0 states
2021-07-12
0
MUSiC: a model-unspecific search for new physics in proton–proton collisions at s√=13TeV
2021-07-01
0
Muon reconstruction and identification efficiency in ATLAS using the full Run 2 pp collision data set at √𝑠=13 TeV
2021-07-01
0.01
Search for squarks and gluinos in final states with one isolated lepton, jets, and missing transverse momentum at √𝑠=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2021-07-01
0.01
Study of energy response and resolution of the ATLAS Tile Calorimeter to hadrons of energies from 16 to 30 GeV
2021-06-25
0.04
Constraints on interacting dark energy models through cosmic chronometers and Gaussian process
2021-06-24
0.03
Probing effective field theory approach in the CP violating minimal linear σ model
2021-06-23
0.20
Anisotropic compact stars in higher-order curvature theory
2021-06-21
0.04
Light neutrino masses from gravitational condensation: the Schwinger–Dyson approach
2021-06-10
0.17
The KM3NeT potential for the next core-collapse supernova observation with neutrinos
2021-05-24
0.04
U(1)′ extensions of the μνSSM
2021-05-24
0.06
Scattering of two and three physical pions at maximal isospin from lattice QCD
2021-05-20
0.08
Supernova neutrino burst detection with the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment
2021-05-15
0.01
Prospects for beyond the Standard Model physics searches at the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment
2021-04-16
0.01
Asymptotic expansions through the loop-tree duality
2021-04-15
0.50
Development and validation of HERWIG 7 tunes from CMS underlying-event measurements
2021-04-12
0
Measurement of the branching fraction of the B0→Ds+π- decay
2021-04-12
0
Metric-affine bumblebee gravity: classical aspects
2021-04-04
0.15
Theoretical study of the D0→K-π+η reaction
2021-03-30
0.33
Search for long-lived particles decaying to e±μ∓ν
2021-03-26
0
Testing anomalous H-W couplings and Higgs self-couplings via double and triple Higgs production at e+e- colliders
2021-03-26
0.22
Search for heavy neutral leptons in W+→μ+μ±jet decays
2021-03-22
0
Primordial monopolium as dark matter
2021-03-15
0.50
Search for type-III seesaw heavy leptons in dilepton final states in pp collisions at √s=13TeV with the ATLAS detector
2021-03-05
0.01
Measurements of pp→ZZ production cross sections and constraints on anomalous triple gauge couplings at √𝑠=13TeV
2021-03-01
0
Spin-dependence of gravity-mediated dark matter in warped extra-dimensions
2021-03-01
0.50
Probing unified theories with reduced couplings at future hadron colliders
2021-02-23
0.07
Measurements of WH and ZH production in the H→bb¯ decay channel in pp collisions at 13Te with the ATLAS detector
2021-02-22
0.01
DsixTools 2.0: the effective field theory toolkit
2021-02-18
0.13
Differential cross-section measurements for the electroweak production of dijets in association with a Z boson in proton–proton collisions at ATLAS
2021-02-17
0.01
Explaining muon g-2 data in the μνSSM
2021-02-15
0.10
Sterile neutrinos, black hole vacuum and holographic principle
2021-02-13
0.25
HiggsSignals-2: probing new physics with precision Higgs measurements in the LHC 13 TeV era
2021-02-10
0.08
GeV-scale neutrinos: interactions with mesons and DUNE sensitivity
2021-01-25
0.20
Strong decays of the lowest bottomonium hybrid within an extended Born–Oppenheimer framework
2021-01-23
0.38
Gluon dynamics from an ordinary differential equation
2021-01-20
0.17
Neutrino masses and Hubble tension via a Majoron in MFV
2021-01-15
0.25
Search for dark matter produced in association with a leptonically decaying Z boson in proton–proton collisions at s=13Te
2021-01-11
0
Search for phenomena beyond the Standard Model in events with large b-jet multiplicity using the ATLAS detector at the LHC
2021-01-11
0.01
Cosmology and the massive photon frequency shift in the Standard-Model Extension
2021-01-05
0.06
Search for top squark pair production using dilepton final states in pp collision data collected at s=13TeV
2021-01-05
0
An analysis of systematic effects in finite size scaling studies using the gradient flow
2021-01-02
0.25
Statistical interpretation of sterile neutrino oscillation searches at reactors
2021-01-02
0.17
Determination of jet calibration and energy resolution in proton–proton collisions at s√=8 TeV using the ATLAS detector
2020-12-01
0.01
Measurement of single-diffractive dijet production in proton–proton collisions at s=8Te with the CMS and TOTEM experiments
2020-12-01
0
Search for heavy diboson resonances in semileptonic final states in pp collisions at s√=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2020-12-01
0.01
Multicenter solutions in Eddington-inspired Born–Infeld gravity
2020-11-01
0.08
HL-LHC and ILC sensitivities in the hunt for heavy Higgs bosons
2020-10-01
0.08
Higgs boson production cross-section measurements and their EFT interpretation in the 4ℓ decay channel at s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2020-10-01
0
Improved (g-2)μ measurements and supersymmetry
2020-10-01
0.33
Long-baseline neutrino oscillation physics potential of the DUNE experiment
2020-10-01
0.01
Masses and electric charges: gauge anomalies and anomalous thresholds
2020-10-01
0.50
Phenomenology of scotogenic scalar dark matter
2020-10-01
0.38
Search for CP violation in Ξc+→pK-π+ decays using model-independent techniques
2020-10-01
0
Two-current correlations in the pion in the Nambu and Jona-Lasinio model
2020-10-01
0.17
153 23.05
14 1.09
18 3.19
9 0.66
37 6.76
1 0.03
2 0.10
3 0.06
2 0.07
6 1.06
8 1.02
61 8.17
4 0.79
8 2.13
7 0.86
10 0.99
46 4.90
Chemistry 254 56.84
Life Sciences 368 65.03
Earth & Environmental Sciences 143 25.84

Highlight of the month

Ingredient for life seeded by interstellar space?

© Javier Zayas Photography/Moment/Getty Images

© Javier Zayas Photography/Moment/Getty Images

A molecule that may have been key to the emergence of life on Earth could have come from interstellar space by hitching a lift on meteorites.

The emergence of life required a molecular method of encoding and replicating genetic information. It also needed a membrane-like material to enclose and protect the genetic material.

All cell membranes today are formed from a bilayer of phospholipids, which consist of a hydrophilic headgroup and two hydrophobic tails. The simplest phospholipids incorporate the molecule ethanolamine in their headgroup.

Now, a team led by researchers at the Spanish National Research Council has shown that ethanolamine can form in interstellar space. By analysing radio telescope data, the team detected ethanolamine in an interstellar molecular cloud.

As ethanolamine has previously been detected in meteoritic material, the molecule may have been delivered to early Earth by meteorites. It could thus have been available for the formation of the first cellular membranes.

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  1. PNAS 118, e2101314118 (2021). doi: 10.1073/pnas.2101314118

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1 September 2020 - 31 August 2021

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 41.35% Domestic
  • 58.65% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Top 10 domestic collaborators by Share (348 total)

  • Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
  • Domestic institution
  1. Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain (69.85)
    34.46
    35.39
  2. Institute for Theoretical Physics (IFT), Spain (49.10)
    17.09
    32
  3. Institute for Corpuscular Physics (IFIC), Spain (46.34)
    16.07
    30.27
  4. University of Valencia (UV), Spain (44.79)
    22.22
    22.56
  5. University of Barcelona (UB), Spain (34.04)
    15.74
    18.29
  6. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain (32.95)
    13.20
    19.75
  7. Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain (28.02)
    15.51
    12.50
  8. Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain (25.53)
    12.84
    12.69
  9. University of Seville (US), Spain (23.07)
    13.59
    9.48
  10. Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain (22.45)
    13.93
    8.52

Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.

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