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Science goes underground, by Susana Cebrian (UNIZAR)

   

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EVENTS 2017
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Workshop on Double Beta Decay (7-8 February 2017)

The LSC Director called a workshop on Double Beta Decay which took place at the LSC facilities on February 7-8. This workshop had a double objective, firstly the revision of the radon background problem of the NEXT experiment, carried out by a panel of experts, and secondly attracting interest for a future development/support to this experiment.
The invited professors also gave talks related to double beta decay.

Meeting of the “Consejo de Turismo de Aragón” (3rd of March 2017)

On Friday 3rd of March, the facilities of the Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc held the annual meeting of the “Consejo de Turismo de Aragón” chaired by the “Consejero de Vertebración del Territorio, Movilidad y Vivienda”, José Luis Soro.
This meeting took place at the auditorium located at the LSC headquarters building.

Meeting for the review of the Risk Analysis of the NEXT-NEW gas system (8-9 March 2017)

The LSC director calls a panel of experts from different institutions for the second review of the Risk Analysis of the NEXT-NEW gas system and the development of a report issued after this meeting.

NEXT Collaboration Meeting (9-11 of May 2017)

Around 40 researchers from the NEXT collaboration met at the LSC facilities in Canfranc to carry out one of the annual meetings of this collaboration.

20th LSC Scientific Committee Meeting (11-12 May 2017)

The Scientific Advisory Committee is composed of scientist of international reputation. It gives advice on experimental proposals and monitors the progress of the approved experiments. On this meeting, the Committee had a presentation from a specialist firm from Zaragoza on the benefits of an electromagnetic survey of the lab and of equipment that might be located in the lab.

CANFRANC BIM - EUPLA Architecture Course (3-7 July 2017)

Summer course of the University of Zaragoza organized by EUPLA (Escuela Universitaria Politécnica de La Almunia). This summer school on the topic of architecture was held in the LSC’s “Casa de los Abetos” with the attendance of 15 students whom studied the structure of the building which holds Canfranc’s Railway Station and modeling in 3D.

RESEARCHER’S NIGHT, ZARAGOZA ( (29 July 2017)

The LSC participated in the European Researchers’ Night which took place in Zaragoza where an exhibition of scientific experiments takes place live: genetic research, mathematic riddles, robotics, nanoscience and much more.
We presented the latest results based in the muon telescopes, carried out in collaboration with LNGS, in both the development of the App and software and the acquisition of the telescope.

OPEN DAY (19 de Noviembre 2017)

The LSC organized an open day for the general public to visit its premises. Around 120 people took part on this visit which included a public talk on the history and present story of the lab, access to the underground facilities and a specialized talk on Gravitational Waves by Prof. Martin Obergaulinger from the VIRGO group of the University of Valencia.

21st LSC Scientific Committee Meeting (23-24 November 2017)

The Scientific Advisory Committee is composed of scientist of international reputation. It gives advice on experimental proposals and monitors the progress of the approved experiments. This meeting commenced with a talk by Maria Luisa Sarsa, form the GIFNA group, remembering the late LSC Associated Director José Ángel Villar who sadly passed away in August.

Signature of the grant agreement for the re-opening of the international railway line (1 December 2017)

Canfranc made history holding the signature of the grant agreement between Spain and France of the European grant agreement on 7,5 million euro to carry out the final studies for the re-opening of the international railway line (closed since 1970). The end of these studies, subsidized by the European Union, is foreseen towards the end of 2020 so the works wich will allow the re-opening of the Canfranc train can start. These agreement was signed at the LSC premises by the presidents of Aragon, Javier Lambán, and Aquitania, Alain Rousset, together with Herald Ruijters, director of Innovating and sustainable transport of the EU.

   

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