Patricia Villar’s Ph.D. defense

The defense of Patricia Villar’s PhD dissertation will take place at 11:30h  on Tuesday, December the 20th, 2016, in the Sala de Grados at the Science Faculty of the Zaragoza University.
The tribunal is composed by Eduardo García Abancéns (UZ), Riccardo Cerulli (INFN, Roma, Italy), and María Martínez (Università di Roma, La Sapienza, Roma, Italy).


New modules for ANAIS

On November, 14th, 2016, two new AS detectors arrived to LSC for testing radiopurity and performance.They were very fast installed and data taking started almost immediately. ANAIS-112 setting-up  could be done at the beginning of 2017.


ANAIS @ Tesis en 3 minutos

Patricia Villar es una de las trece estudiantes de doctorado de la Universidad de Zaragoza, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Universidad de Lleida y Universidad de La Rioja que han pasado a la final de V Certamen ‘Tesis en 3 minutos’ que organiza Campus Iberus.
Patricia resumirá en 3 minutos su tesis sobre el experimento ANAIS en Canfranc que defenderá próximamente.
La final se celebrará el próximo 29 de noviembre en el Salón de Actos de la Facultad de Economía y Empresa de la Universidad de Zaragoza.
¡Mucha suerte Patricia!

ANAIS en la Noche de los Investigadores 2016

ANAIS junto con el resto de las actividades que desarrolla el grupo de Física Nuclear y Astropartículas de la Universidad de Zaragoza estará presente en la Noche de los Investigadores el próximo 30 de septiembre de 2016 en CaixaForum – Zaragoza.
Esperamos veros allí.

A37D3 set-up at LSC

From 7 to 9 March 2016,  a new AS module (D3) has been set-up at LSC Hall B in ANAIS37 shielding. New data will be available soon.

Great expectations about background level!


Dark Matter 2016: From the smallest to the largest scales

Workshop on “Dark Matter 2016: From the smallest to the largest scales”
(June 27 – July 1, 2016 – Santander, Spain)

The “Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria”, IFCA (CSIC-UC) will host a Workshop on Dark Matter searches in Santander, Spain.

The theme of the workshop is dark matter studies targeting to a multidisciplinary audience. The focus will cover theoretical aspects as well as experimental ones both from the particle physics and astrophysical points of view. The dates of the conference are June 27th – July 1st (2016) and the aim is to gather a group of 50-70 experts actively working in the field.

The daily program is comprised of invited talks at the beginning of morning and afternoon sessions, contributions on specific topics of interest, and relevant discussions. It also includes a poster session and social activities. All sessions are plenaries.

Details of the 2016 Santander Dark Matter Workshop can be found at:

The abstract submission deadline is April 15, 2016. The abstracts will be reviewed by the SOC for its final acceptance.

Early registration deadlines is May 15, 2016. Details can be found in the web site.