International Collaborations

ATLAS Detector


ATLAS at the LHC

Collider Physics Group

ATLAS is one of the four major experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. It is a general-purpose particle physics experiment designed to exploit the full discovery potential and the huge range of physics opportunities that the LHC provides.

  CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
The MAGIC Telescopes


The MAGIC Telescopes

Gamma-ray Group

MAGIC (Major Atmospheric Gamma Imaging Cherenkov) is a system of two 17 m diameter, F/1.03 Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes (IACT). They are dedicated to the observation of gamma rays from galactic and extragalactic sources in the very high energy range (VHE, 30 GeV to 100 TeV).

  Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma, Spain



Neutrinos Group

T2K is a neutrino experiment designed to investigate how neutrinos change from one flavour to another as they travel (neutrino oscillations).

  J-Parc (Tokai), Super-Kamiokande (Kamioka), Japan


The Dark Energy Survey

Observational Cosmology Group

The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is a visible and near-infrared survey that aims to probe the dynamics of the expansion of the Universe and the growth of large-scale structure.

  Victor Blanco Telescope in Coquimbo, Chile


Physics of the Accelerating Universe

Observational Cosmology Group

The PAU (Physics of the Accelerating Universe) Survey goal is to obtain photometric redshifts (photo-z) and Spectral Energy Distribution (SED) of astronomical objects with a resolution roughly one order of magnitude better than current broad band photometric surveys.

  WHT Telescope, ORM, La Palma


The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument

Observational Cosmology Group

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument is a scientific research instrument for conducting a spectrographic astronomical surveys of distant galaxies. Its main components are a focal plane containing 5,000 fiber-positioning robots, and a bank of spectrographs which are fed by the fibers.

  Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA
Artist's impression of the Euclid spacecraft.



Observational Cosmology Group

Euclid is a visible to near-infrared space telescope currently under development by the European Space Agency and the Euclid Consortium. The objective of the Euclid mission is to better understand dark energy and dark matter by accurately measuring the acceleration of the universe.

Proposed CTA Telescopes


The Cherenkov Telescope Array

Gamma-ray Group

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is the next generation ground-based observatory for gamma-ray astronomy at very-high energies. With more than 100 telescopes located in the northern and southern hemispheres, CTA will be the world's largest and most sensitive high-energy gamma-ray observatory.

  ORM, La Palma & Paranal, Chile
Aerial view of Virgo



Gravitational Waves Group

Virgo is a Gravitational Wave detector, hosted by the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO), near Pisa, Italy.

  Pisa, Italy


Legacy Survey of Space and Time

Observational Cosmology Group

The Vera C. Rubin Observatory, previously referred to as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, is an astronomical observatory currently under construction in Chile. Its main task will be an astronomical survey, the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST).

  Cerro Pachon, Chile