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1 June 2020 - 31 May 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 June 2020 - 31 May 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
1267 226.83

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Physical Sciences 617 99.77
25 5
13 3.86
8 0.68
12 5.63
31 11.97
68 10.07
175 23.70
Gopakumar-Vafa hierarchies in winding inflation and uplifts
2021-05-28
0.13
On small black holes, KK monopoles and solitonic 5-branes
2021-05-28
0.13
Modular invariant dynamics and fermion mass hierarchies around τ = i
2021-05-26
0.04
An even lighter QCD axion
2021-05-20
0.06
Dynamical tadpoles and Weak Gravity Constraints
2021-05-20
0.50
Non-standard neutrino oscillations: perspective from unitarity triangles
2021-05-19
0.13
The singly-charged scalar singlet as the origin of neutrino masses
2021-05-14
0.17
A comparison of optimisation algorithms for high-dimensional particle and astrophysics applications
2021-05-13
0.05
The first law and Wald entropy formula of heterotic stringy black holes at first order in α′
2021-05-13
0.50
Observation of the decay Λb0→ χc1pπ−
2021-05-12
0
Hydrodynamic magneto-transport in charge density wave states
2021-05-05
0.06
Global fits in the Aligned Two-Higgs-Doublet model
2021-05-03
0.33
Super-Chern-Simons spectra from exceptional field theory
2021-04-29
0.25
Top, Higgs, diboson and electroweak fit to the Standard Model effective field theory
2021-04-29
0.05
Hawking radiation from universal horizons
2021-04-27
0.17
A generalized Momentum/Complexity correspondence
2021-04-26
0.33
Minimal scoto-seesaw mechanism with spontaneous CP violation
2021-04-26
0.13
Meson spectrum in the large N limit
2021-04-23
0.25
Spacetime as a quantum circuit
2021-04-21
0.04
Angular analysis of the decay B+ → K∗(892)+μ+μ− in proton-proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV
2021-04-14
0
Comprehensive analysis of beta decays within and beyond the Standard Model
2021-04-14
0.17
Search for supersymmetry in final states with two oppositely charged same-flavor leptons and missing transverse momentum in proton-proton collisions at s = 13 TeV
2021-04-14
0
Universal opening of four-loop scattering amplitudes to trees
2021-04-14
0.33
Decay amplitudes to three hadrons from finite-volume matrix elements
2021-04-13
0.17
Measurement of differential cross sections for Z bosons produced in association with charm jets in pp collisions at s = 13 TeV
2021-04-13
0
Chiral hydrodynamics in strong external magnetic fields
2021-04-09
0.02
Measurement of CP observables in B± → D(*)K± and B± → D(*)π± decays using two-body D final states
2021-04-09
0
FIMP Dark Matter in Clockwork/Linear Dilaton extra-dimensions
2021-04-08
0.38
Light quark Yukawas in triboson final states
2021-04-02
0.04
Inclusive and exclusive neutrino-nucleus cross sections and the reconstruction of the interaction kinematics
2021-04-01
0.17
Axionlike particles searches in reactor experiments
2021-03-31
0.13
Phase relaxation and pattern formation in holographic gapless charge density waves
2021-03-31
0.17
The convex hull swampland distance conjecture and bounds on non-geodesics
2021-03-31
0.33
Search for Higgs boson production in association with a high-energy photon via vector-boson fusion with decay into bottom quark pairs at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2021-03-29
0.01
Search for Search for nonresonant Higgs boson pair production in final states with two bottom quarks and two photons in proton-proton collisions at s√ = 13 TeVHiggs boson pair production in final states with two bottom quarks and two photons in proton-proton collisions at √𝑠 = 13 TeV
2021-03-29
0
Quantum corrections in 4d N = 1 infinite distance limits and the weak gravity conjecture
2021-03-26
0.06
The inverse seesaw family: Dirac and Majorana
2021-03-26
0.25
Measurement of light-by-light scattering and search for axion-like particles with 2.2 nb−1 of Pb+Pb data with the ATLAS detector
2021-03-25
0.01
Ultralight scalars in leptonic observables
2021-03-25
0.38
Electroweak symmetry breaking in the inverse seesaw mechanism
2021-03-23
0.33
The physics potential of a reactor neutrino experiment with Skipper CCDs: measuring the weak mixing angle
2021-03-19
0.08
Kaluza-Klein fermion mass matrices from exceptional field theory and N = 1 spectra
2021-03-15
0.38
Measurement of the CKM angle γ and Bs0‐B¯s0 mixing frequency with Bs0→Ds∓h±π±π∓ decays
2021-03-15
0
The see-saw portal at future Higgs Factories
2021-03-11
0.10
Observation of the 𝐵0𝑠 → D*±D∓ decay
2021-03-09
0
Search for new physics in top quark production with additional leptons in proton-proton collisions at s√ = 13 TeV using effective field theory
2021-03-09
0
Two and three pseudoscalar production in e+e− annihilation and their contributions to (g − 2)μ
2021-03-09
0.17
Observation of CP violation in two-body 𝐵0(𝑠)-meson decays to charged pions and kaons
2021-03-08
0
Measurement of the inclusive and differential Higgs boson production cross sections in the leptonic WW decay mode at s = 13 TeV
2021-03-01
0
Search for dark photons in Higgs boson production via vector boson fusion in proton-proton collisions at s√ = 13 TeV
2021-03-01
0
Search for dark matter in association with an energetic photon in pp collisions at s√ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2021-02-25
0.01
Sensitivity of the NEXT experiment to Xe-124 double electron capture
2021-02-24
0.11
Measurement of the CKM angle γ in B± → DK± and B± → Dπ± decays with D → 𝐾0Sh+h−
2021-02-19
0
Efficient resummation of high post-Newtonian contributions to the binding energy
2021-02-18
0.08
Search for squarks and gluinos in final states with jets and missing transverse momentum using 139 fb - 1 of = 13 TeV pp collision data with the ATLAS detector√𝑠
2021-02-17
0.01
Mathematical properties of nested residues and their application to multi-loop scattering amplitudes
2021-02-15
0.30
2020 global reassessment of the neutrino oscillation picture
2021-02-09
0.25
Relativistic N-particle energy shift in finite volume
2021-02-08
0.13
Measurement of differential 𝑏𝑏⎯⎯⎯- and 𝑐𝑐⎯⎯⎯-dijet cross-sections in the forward region of pp collisions at √𝑠 = 13 TeV
2021-02-02
0
Study of B0s → J/ψπ+π−K+K− decays
2021-02-02
0
On the time evolution of cosmological correlators
2021-02-01
0.08
Swampland Conjectures for strings and membranes
2021-02-01
0.13
Demonstration of background rejection using deep convolutional neural networks in the NEXT experiment
2021-01-28
0.11
Measurement of hadronic event shapes in high-pT multijet final states at s√ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2021-01-28
0.01
O(n, n) invariance and Wald entropy formula in the Heterotic Superstring effective action at first order in α′
2021-01-28
0.50
Reactor rate modulation oscillation analysis with two detectors in Double Chooz
2021-01-28
0
Exploring new physics with O(keV) electron recoils in direct detection experiments
2021-01-27
0.08
Search for the lepton flavor violating decay τ → 3μ in proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV
2021-01-26
0
Evidence for Higgs boson decay to a pair of muons
2021-01-25
0
2HDM singlet portal to dark matter
2021-01-21
0.13
Neutrino oscillation constraints on U(1)′ models: from non-standard interactions to long-range forces
2021-01-20
0.33
Signatures of ultralight dark matter in neutrino oscillation experiments
2021-01-18
0.08
Causal representation of multi-loop Feynman integrands within the loop-tree duality
2021-01-13
0.40
Lepton-flavour violation in hadronic tau decays and μ-τ conversion in nuclei
2021-01-12
0.50
Measurements of top-quark pair single- and double-differential cross-sections in the all-hadronic channel in pp collisions at s√ = 13 TeV using the ATLAS detector
2021-01-08
0.01
Dependence of inclusive jet production on the anti-kT distance parameter in pp collisions at s√ = 13 TeV
2020-12-01
0
Electro-magnetic energy extraction from rotating black holes in AdS
2020-12-01
0.08
Inclusive search for highly boosted Higgs bosons decaying to bottom quark-antiquark pairs in proton-proton collisions at s√ = 13 TeV
2020-12-01
0
Measurement of branching fraction ratios for B+ → D*+D−K+, B+ → D*−D+K+, and B0 → D*−D0K+ decays
2020-12-01
0
Measurement of the shape of the Bs0→Ds∗−μ+νμ differential decay rate
2020-12-01
0
Pair production and gravity as the weakest force
2020-12-01
0.50
Relaxing cosmological neutrino mass bounds with unstable neutrinos
2020-12-01
0.38
Solar neutrino probes of the muon anomalous magnetic moment in the gauged U1Lμ−Lτ
2020-12-01
0.06
Strong constraints on the b → sγ photon polarisation from B0 → K*0e+e− decays
2020-12-01
0
A vanishing theorem for T-branes
2020-11-01
0.17
An investigation of the very rare K+→π+νν¯ decay
2020-11-01
0
Charm physics confronts high-pT lepton tails
2020-11-01
0.06
Consistent QFT description of non-standard neutrino interactions
2020-11-01
0.17
Indirect CP probes of the Higgs-top-quark interaction: current LHC constraints and future opportunities
2020-11-01
0.06
Investigation into the event-activity dependence of(nS) relative production in proton-proton collisionsatps= 7TeV
2020-11-01
0
Lepton number violating operators with standard model gauge fields: a survey of neutrino masses from 3-loops and their link to dark matter
2020-11-01
0.17
Light- and strange-quark mass dependence of the ρ(770) meson revisited
2020-11-01
0.08
Reconstruction and identification of boosted di-τ systems in a search for Higgs boson pairs using 13 TeV proton-proton collision data in ATLAS
2020-11-01
0.01
Search for decays of the 125 GeV Higgs boson into a Z boson and a ρ or ϕ meson
2020-11-01
0
Search for new non-resonant phenomena in high-mass dilepton final states with the ATLAS detector
2020-11-01
0.01
Search for the doubly heavy Ξbc0 baryon via decays to D0pK−
2020-11-01
0
Systematics of type IIA moduli stabilisation
2020-11-01
0.38
A cubic deformation of ABJM: the squashed, stretched, warped, and perturbed gets invaded
2020-10-01
0.42
A note on membrane interactions and the scalar potential
2020-10-01
0.50
Carroll versus Galilei from a brane perspective
2020-10-01
0.08
Cornering (quasi) degenerate neutrinos with cosmology
2020-10-01
0.10
Electromagnetic quasitopological gravities
2020-10-01
0.25
Maximal axion misalignment from a minimal model
2020-10-01
0.13
Measurement of the charged-current electron (anti-)neutrino inclusive cross-sections at the T2K off-axis near detector ND280
2020-10-01
0.01
Mimetic Einstein-Cartan-Sciama-Kibble (ECSK) gravity
2020-10-01
0.10
Neutrino dark matter and the Higgs portal: improved freeze-in analysis
2020-10-01
0.13
Scotogenic dark matter in an orbifold theory of flavor
2020-10-01
0.13
Search for Search for pairs of scalar leptoquarks decaying into quarks and electrons or muons in s√ = 13 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detectorpairs of scalar leptoquarks decaying into quarks and electrons or muons in s = 13 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector
2020-10-01
0.01
Search for direct production of electroweakinos in final states with missing transverse momentum and a Higgs boson decaying into photons in pp collisions at s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2020-10-01
0.01
Search for new phenomena in final states with large jet multiplicities and missing transverse momentum using s = 13 TeV proton-proton collisions recorded by ATLAS in Run 2 of the LHC
2020-10-01
0.01
Search for tt¯ resonances in fully hadronic final states in pp collisions at s√ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2020-10-01
0.01
Searches for low-mass dimuon resonances
2020-10-01
0
T duality and Wald entropy formula in the Heterotic Superstring effective action at first-order in α′
2020-10-01
0.50
ν electroweak baryogenesis
2020-10-01
0.50
Black rubber and the non-linear elastic response of scale invariant solids
2020-09-01
0.17
Brane-jet stability of non-supersymmetric AdS vacua
2020-09-01
0.08
Confronting grand unification with lepton flavour violation, dark matter and LHC data
2020-09-01
0.10
Constraining the gauge and scalar sectors of the doublet left-right symmetric model
2020-09-01
0.17
Derivative couplings in gravitational production in the early universe
2020-09-01
0.08
Kaluza-Klein FIMP dark matter in warped extra-dimensions
2020-09-01
0.38
Magnetic field driven enhancement of the weak decay width of charged pions
2020-09-01
0.13
Magnetophonons & type-B Goldstones from hydrodynamics to holography
2020-09-01
0.17
Massive event-shape distributions at N2LL
2020-09-01
0.17
Measurements of inclusive and differential cross-sections of combined tt¯γ and tWγ production in the eμ channel at 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2020-09-01
0.01
Natural axion model from flavour
2020-09-01
0.13
Non-minimal tinges of Unimodular Gravity
2020-09-01
0.25
Search for supersymmetry in proton-proton collisionsatps= 13TeV in events with high-momentum Zbosons and missing transverse momentum
2020-09-01
0
The fate of hints: updated global analysis of three-flavor neutrino oscillations
2020-09-01
0.10
The first law of black hole mechanics in the Einstein-Maxwell theory revisited
2020-09-01
0.33
6d N = (1, 0) anomalies on S1 and F-theory implications
2020-08-01
0.50
Combination of the W boson polarization measurements in top quark decays using ATLAS and CMS data at √s = 8 TeV
2020-08-01
0.01
Determining the nuclear neutron distribution from Coherent Elastic neutrino-Nucleus Scattering: current results and future prospects
2020-08-01
0.13
Hairy black-holes in shift-symmetric theories
2020-08-01
0.10
Minimal 3-loop neutrino mass models and charged lepton flavor violation
2020-08-01
0.31
On supersymmetric AdS4 orientifold vacua
2020-08-01
0.25
Performance of the missing transverse momentum triggers for the ATLAS detector during Run-2 data taking
2020-08-01
0.01
Probing neutrino quantum decoherence at reactor experiments
2020-08-01
0.33
Search for a light pseudoscalar Higgs boson in the boosted μμττ final state in proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV
2020-08-01
0
Study of the ψ2(3823) and χc1(3872) states in B+→ (J/ψπ+π−)K+ decays
2020-08-01
0
The role of right-handed neutrinos in b→cτv¯ anomalies
2020-08-01
0.38
A systematic study of hidden sector dark matter: application to the gamma-ray and antiproton excesses
2020-07-01
0.10
CPT and CP, an entangled couple
2020-07-01
0.33
Generalizing the Scotogenic model
2020-07-01
0.50
Generalizing the relativistic quantization condition to include all three-pion isospin channels
2020-07-01
0.17
Lie algebra expansion and integrability in superstring Sigma-models
2020-07-01
0.13
Measurement of quark- and gluon-like jet fractions using jet charge in PbPb and pp collisions at 5.02 TeV
2020-07-01
0
Measurement of the cross section for tt⎯⎯ production with additional jets and b jets in pp collisions at √𝑠 = 13 TeV
2020-07-01
0
Measurements of the production cross-section for a Z boson in association with b-jets in proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2020-07-01
0.01
Momentum/Complexity duality and the black hole interior
2020-07-01
0.50
Observation of the associated production of a top quark and a Z boson in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2020-07-01
0.01
Precision measurement of the Bc+ meson mass
2020-07-01
0
Scalable haloscopes for axion dark matter detection in the 30 μeV range with RADES
2020-07-01
0.04
Search for charged Higgs bosons decaying into a top and a bottom quark in the all-jet final state of pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV
2020-07-01
0
Search for the HH →bb¯bb¯ process via vector-boson fusion production using proton-proton collisions at s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
2020-07-01
0.01
Testing lepton flavor models at ESSnuSB
2020-07-01
0.04
The Higgs and leptophobic force at the LHC
2020-07-01
0.13
The production of isolated photons in PbPb and pp collisions at √𝑠NN = 5.02 TeV
2020-07-01
0
Dark photon dark matter in the presence of inhomogeneous structure
2020-06-02
0.25
Determination of the strong coupling constant αS(mZ) from measurements of inclusive W± and Z boson production cross sections in proton-proton collisions at √s = 7 and 8 TeV
2020-06-02
0
Diphoton production in vector-boson scattering at the LHC at next-to-leading order QCD
2020-06-02
0.25
Discrete symmetries, weak coupling conjecture and scale separation in AdS vacua
2020-06-02
0.50
Gravitational production of scalar dark matter
2020-06-02
0.11
Measurement of CP observables in B± → DK± and B± → Dπ± with D → KS0K±π∓ decays
2020-06-02
0
Measurement of the cross section for electroweak production of a Z boson, a photon and two jets in proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV and constraints on anomalous quartic couplings
2020-06-02
0
Measurement of the top quark forward-backward production asymmetry and the anomalous chromoelectric and chromomagnetic moments in pp collisions at √𝑠 = 13 TeV
2020-06-02
0
Measurement of the Λb0→ J/ψΛ angular distribution and the Λb0 polarisation in pp collisions
2020-06-02
0
Muon and electron g − 2 and lepton masses in flavor models
2020-06-02
0.25
Observation of a new baryon state in the Λb0π+π− mass spectrum
2020-06-02
0
On the supersymmetric solutions of the Heterotic Superstring effective action
2020-06-02
0.38
Search for dijet resonances in events with an isolated charged lepton using √s = 13 TeV proton-proton collision data collected by the ATLAS detector
2020-06-02
0.01
Search for squarks and gluinos in final states with same-sign leptons and jets using 139 fb−1 of data collected with the ATLAS detector
2020-06-02
0.01
Search for the lepton flavour violating decay B+ → K+μ−τ+ using Bs2∗0 decays
2020-06-02
0
Sequentially loop suppressed fermion masses from a single discrete symmetry
2020-06-02
0.10
Sextic tensor field theories in rank 3 and 5
2020-06-02
0.06
Minimal flavor violation in the see-saw portal
2020-06-01
0.25
14 1.01
22 5.16
11 0.20
39 7.57
1 0.07
3 0.23
2 0.08
1 0.04
3 0.40
13 3.51
9 1.02
84 10.75
4 0.73
7 0.79
8 0.78
10 0.64
54 5.88
Chemistry 286 60.54
Life Sciences 376 61.38
Earth & Environmental Sciences 141 27.29

Highlight of the month

Astrocyte signalling linked to goal-directed behaviours

© JUAN GAERTNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images

© JUAN GAERTNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images

Support cells in the brain can affect goal-directed behaviours by interacting with inhibitory nerve cells, a finding that could lead to new treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Decision making during goal-directed behaviours involves weighing up the costs and benefits of each option. While various regions of the brain are involved in this assessment, the prefrontal provides critical support. The interplay between inhibitory and excitatory neurons in this region is well documented. But how astrocytes, a type of star-shaped supporting cell in the brain, interact with some of these same neurons was poorly understood.

Now, a mouse study led by scientists at the Spanish National Research Council has shown that receptors on astrocytes can sense neurotransmitters released by inhibitory neurons. The astrocytes, in turn, change the electrical firing properties of nearby excitatory neurons in the medial prefrontal cortex, altering brain waves that affect decision making and associated behaviours.

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  1. Nature Neuroscience 24, 82–92 (2021). doi: 10.1038/s41593-020-00752-x

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1 June 2020 - 31 May 2021

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 41.96% Domestic
  • 58.04% International

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

Top 10 domestic collaborators by Share (336 total)

  • Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
  • Domestic institution
  1. Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain (69.57)
    34.18
    35.39
  2. Institute for Corpuscular Physics (IFIC), Spain (57.86)
    19.97
    37.90
  3. University of Valencia (UV), Spain (54.53)
    26.65
    27.88
  4. Institute for Theoretical Physics (IFT), Spain (48.52)
    17.24
    31.28
  5. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain (39.27)
    13.21
    26.06
  6. University of Barcelona (UB), Spain (37.20)
    17.20
    19.99
  7. Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain (32.81)
    17.36
    15.45
  8. Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain (27.09)
    13.50
    13.60
  9. University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain (24.89)
    14.04
    10.85
  10. Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain (24.23)
    10.75
    13.47

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

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