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IAXO gets an ERC Advanced Grant!!

Igor G. Irastorza, spokesperson of IAXO, has been awarded an “Advanced Grant” of the European Research Council (ERC). These grants are the most prestigious of the ERC, awarded to projects and researchers only on the basis of excellence. The grant … Continue reading

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TREX-DM goes underground

Last February 6th a major milestone in the preparatory phase of TREX-DM detector was reached. After completing the tests of surface culminating with the high pressure certification of the vessel (necessary for its operation underground), the detector left our TREX … Continue reading

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TREX-DM readouts under test

The microbulk Micromegas readouts of the TREX-DM experiments are the largest area single microbulk readout ever fabricated so far. They have an active area of 25×25 cm2 and about 1000 readout channels  in a X-Y strip pattern, that are extracted from … Continue reading

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Last results from CAST published in Nature Physics

The last results in the hunt for the axion of CAST at CERN have been published last week in Nature Physics (open access). The result has been enabled by the availability of a new detection system, composed by a new x-ray … Continue reading

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ERC 10th anniversary

With the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the European Research Council (ERC) an event was organized by the University of Zaragoza. The event was attended by the relevant university and regional authorities. As one of the eight (so far) … Continue reading

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TREX-DM approved by LSC scientific committee

In its last meeting on 2-3 December, the scientific committee of the Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc has approved the experiment proposal of TREX-DM. The detector is already built in the Universidad de Zaragoza, and would be practically ready to be … Continue reading

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IAXO in the “Physics Beyond Colliders” Kick-off Workshop

The “Physics Beyond Colliders” Study Group was recenlty launched by CERN Management to explore the opportunities offered by the CERN accelerator complex and infrastructure to get new insights into some of today’s outstanding questions in particle physics through projects complementary to … Continue reading

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TREX-DM Letter of Intent presented to the Canfranc Scientific Committee

In the last meeting of the LSC (Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc) scientific committee, that took place on the 16-17 May, the “Letter of Intent” of the TREX-DM experiment was presented. You can find here the slides of the presentation.

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Interview with T-REX PI Igor G. Irastorza in El Heraldo de Aragón

This week has been one of intense exposure in the media. Here is an interview with the T-REX principal investigator Igor G. Irastorza in the last page of sunday’s newspaper El Heraldo de Aragón: an acknowledgement of the research being … Continue reading

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Aragón Government acknowledges T-REX project

Together with the other six ERC project PIs of the U. of Zaragoza, T-REX PI Igor G. Irastorza was received by the President of the Aragón Government. The act has been covered by the regional and national media: The news … Continue reading

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