The Experimental Division's projects belong to five research lines:

  • Physics at the High Energy frontier, at the Tevatron in the USA and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
  • The nature of neutrinos, with experiments at accelerators (T2K, Japan) and in underground laboratories (Canfranc).
  • The High-Energy Universe, by means of MAGIC gamma-ray telescopes at La Palma (Canary Islands) and with future Cerenkov Telescope Array.
  • Observational Cosmology, surveying hundreds of millions of galaxies in the Southern and Northern skies to investigate Dark Energy.
  • Medical Physics, using X-ray imaging techniques for diagnostic purposes, and developing advanced solid state detectors and readout electronics.

ATLAS investigates a broad range of physics, including the search for the Higgs boson, extra dimensions, and new particles that could make up dark matter.

It will be an advanced facility for ground based very- high-energy gamma ray astronomy, based on the observation of Cerenkov radiation.

The main goal of the project is to survey 5000 sq. deg. of the southern galactic sky, measuring positions on the sky, shapes and redshifts of about 300 million galaxies and 15000 galaxy clusters.

Euclid is a mission for the European Space Agency (ESA) Cosmic Vision (CV) 2015-25 programme to probe the expansion history of the Universe by carrying out a wide survey of galaxies in 15,000 sq. deg. of the sky. It will be launched in the first quarter of 2020 and the mission will last 6 years.

It is a new generation two-telescope system located at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory at the La Palma Canary Island.

Solid state pixel detector are used in many detectors in the field of High Energy Physics and the aim of our research line is mold this existing technology into a useful form to service the interest of the public.

The contributions of the IFAE group to the T2K experiment focus on the near detector, specifically in the construction of the time projection chamber and the refurbishing of the old magnet.

PAU is a project with the objective of constructing a large CCD camera for the WHT in La Palma, equipped with many narrow band filters as to be able to provide accurate photometric redshifts for a high density galaxy sample. In a second phase the PAUCam Team will conduct a large survey with this instrument/telescope to study the accelerated expansion of the universe.

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