Awards & Mentions


  • Dra Piantschitsch has been awarded with “Austrian Schrödinger grant” (2021)

Computer Applications

  • Thomas Seidel has been awarded with “Infineon Master Award” for his outstanding master’s thesis on nonlinear laser dynamics (2021)
  • Dr. Cerdà, Dr. Bona, Dr Cerrato and Dr. Bennàssar has been awarded  in “II concurs de Divulgació científica” (2021)

Dynamical Systems

  • C. Vich. First prize for best poster at the “Analysis and Modeling of Complex Oscillatory Systems (AMCOS)” congress. “Phasic dopamine influences on action value estimation”. (2018)

Relativity and Gravitation

  • Graviational Physics group`has been awared with the Siurell de Plata (Última Hora)
  • David Keitel has been awared as international co-author with “IOP Publishing Top Cited Paper Awards. This award is for articles with chinese authors in IOP Journals for “Search for Gravitational Lensing Signatures in LIGO-Virgo Binary Black Hole Events“ (Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2019).
  • Luana Modafferi has been awared in 765. WE-Heraeus Seminar on Gravitational Wave and Multimessenger Astronomy for the poster “Searching for long-duration transient gravitational waves from glitching pulsars using convolutional neural networks”
  • Maite Mateu-Lucena has been awared in 765. WE-Heraeus Seminar on Gravitational Wave and Multimessenger Astronomy for the poster “Machine learning applications to modelling compact binary waveforms”
  • Dra. Sintes has been awarded  in  “VIII Premios Mujeres a Seguir” (2021)
  • Cecilio García has been awarded the “LIGO student poster prize” (September 2019)
  • Rodrigo Tenorio has been awarded “Extraordinary prize of Physics Degree 2019” (July 2019)
  • Dra. Sintes has been awarded with “Premi Bartomeu Oliver 2018” of the prizes 31 de Desembre from the Obra Cultural Balear for her “contribution to the research from the UIB that has opened a window to the cosmos” (December 2018).
  • Dra. Sintes take part in the “Selección Española de Ciencia 2018” from QUO and CSIC for her involvement in the gravitational waves (November 2018).
  • Dra. Sintes has been awarded with “Premio Sincronizados” from Agencia SINC for her involvement in science communication and outreach activities (November 2018).
  • Dra. Sintes has been named “Filla Predilecta de Sant Lluís” (July 2018).
  • Dra. Sintes has been awarded with the Rotary Ramón Llull award from The Rotary Club (2018).
  • The Socialists of Mallorca deliver the Maria Plaza 2018 award to the 11FBaleares platform to highlight the work and involvement of people and organisations in the struggle for gender equality.
  • The Relativity group has been awarded with the “Medalla de Oro de Palma 2017” for its collaboration in gravitational waves detection, a project led by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration whose founders have received the Nobel Prize in Physics (2017) and the Princess of Asturias Award (2017).
  • Dra. Sintes has been awarded with “Premio Ramon Llull 2017” from the Balearic Islands Goverment and “Premio Diario de Mallorca 2017” for her scientific career.
  • Dra. Sintes and Dr. Husa have been awarded with “Premio Ciudadanos Europeos del Año” from the European Citizens of the Balearic Islands Association in recognition of their research career (2017).
  • Princess of Asturias Award for technical and scientific research, awarded to Rainer Weiss, Kip S. Thorne, Barry C. Barish, and LIGO Scientific Collaboration. (2017)
  • Bruno Rossi Prize, awarded to Professor Gabriela Gonzalez and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. (2017)
  • Royal Astronomical Society, Group Achievement Award in Astronomy, awarded to the LIGO team. (2017)
  • Premio Protagonista de la Vida Menorquina” in Social Activities to Alicia Sintes from Diario de Menorca (2017).
  • Physics World 2017 Breakthrough of the Year in Fundamental Physics, awarded to Ronald W. P. Drever, Kip S. Thorne, Rainer Weiss, and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. (2016)
  • Dra. Sintes has received the 2016 Menorca Award for equality in its fifth edition for “her example of the incorporation of women in research, teaching and management of Science”
  • Premio Onda Cero Mallorca 2016” to the Relativity group, led by the researcher Alicia Sintes, for being the only spanish group that collaborates in Advanced LIGO project for detecting gravitational waves.
  • Dra. Sintes has been awarded with “Premio Onda Cero Menorca 2016“.
  • Gruber Cosmology Prize, awarded to Ronald W. P. Drever, Kip S. Thorne, Rainer Weiss, and the LIGO Discovery Team. (2016)
  • Premio Jaume II 2016” to the Relativity group by Consell de Mallorca, for its participation in the discovery of gravitational waves through LIGO Scientific Collaboration.

Image Processing

  • Longuet-Higgins Prize from the IEEE Computer Vision Society for A. Buades, B. Coll and JM More. (2015)


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