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PhD position offer at UNIZAR

(in english below) Contrato para tesis doctoral en investigación en física de axiones en la Universidad de Zaragoza: experimentos CAST y IAXO en el CERN y desarrollos asociados en detectores de partículas. El grupo CAST/IAXO de la Universidad de Zaragoza busca … Continue reading

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IAXO in the CERN Courier

An article on IAXO has been published in the September 2014 issue of the CERN Courier. You can see the online version of the article here, or dowload the full CERN Courier issue here.    

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Best talk at TIPP2014

CAST UNIZAR team member Paco Iguaz (in the photo) got one of the NIM Elsevier sponsored awards to the best presentation by young researchers in the last TIPP2014 conference celebrated in Amsterdam in 2-6 June 2014, with a presentation on the status of CAST … Continue reading

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CAST Micromegas detectors: progress in 2013

During 2013, there were many upgrades in the Micromegas detectors of CAST, concerning muon veto system for the Sunset detectors, new readout electronics & DAQ, and a new detector design carefully conceived for low background. The performance of the Sunset … Continue reading

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IAXO Conceptual Design technical paper

We have recently released the Conceptual Design of the International Axion Observatory (IAXO) It has been submitted to journal of Instrumentation JINST, and can be found as a preprint in the arXiv here: arXiv:1401.3233 [physics.ins-det] | PDF Check also our publications page.Piscines … Continue reading

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What is the axion?

What is the axion? and why it is being searched for by particle physicists? what is its relation with the Dark Matter of the Universe?   [Text in Spanish to appear in the CPAN web – outreach section “ask and expert” . … Continue reading

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The 3rd International Conference on Micro-Pattern Detectors (MPGD2013) held in Zaragoza on 1-6 July 2013

See the article in the CERN Courier about the conference. The last edition of the International Conference on Micro-Pattern Detectors (MPGD2013) was held in the Paraninfo building of the University of Zaragoza, 1st – 6th July 2013. The MPGD is … Continue reading

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Upgraded Micromegas setup at the sunset side

2012: The update of the shielding of Sunset detectors We have just finished the planned upgrade of the Sunset Micromegas detectors. It main goal has been to reduce the background contribution of the 6 keV peak, originated in the vacuum pipes … Continue reading

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