The neutrino group has also been involved in the design and construction of the protoDUNE-DP detector at CERN, which explored the possibility to use a liquid argon dual-phase time projection chamber as far detector for DUNE. For this prototype the IFAE group, together with the CIEMAT group, provided the photon detection system, based on 40 PMTs. In addition, the IFAE group played a key role in the overall installation and commissioning of the detector at CERN.
IFAE Research Group
For more than a decade, IFAE has been contributing to several key experiments in the field of neutrino physics, such as K2K and T2K. The neutrino physics group at IFAE studies the neutrino sector of the Standard Model, with the ultimate goal to understand the fundamental phenomena that have produced the observed asymmetry between matter and antimatter in the universe.