Author Archives: Igor Irastorza

CAPA, a new research center at UNIZAR

The new Center for Astroparticle and High Energy Physics (CAPA) at the University of Zaragoza has been formally created few days ago by the governing council of the University. The CAPA community encompasses all the particle and astroparticle physics groups … 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 and CAST in “En Ruta por la Ciencia”

The science TV program “En Ruta por la Ciencia” of Aragón Televisión focus this week on the Dark Universe, and in particular including our research in TREX-DM and CAST: Complete program (in Spanish) here. link1, link2      

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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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First steps towards the installation of TREX-DM at LSC

  First steps towards the installation of TREX-DM detector at LSC are being taken. We start by… cleaning lead bricks for the shielding! Hard work is ahead of us in the next months…  

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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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Outreach seminar on Dark Matter (ATENEO EINA)

Outreach seminar by Igor G. Irastorza at the “ATENEO” of the Engineering and Architecture School (EINA) of the University of Zaragoza:

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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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