LSC Seminars: “Quantification and control of the cosmogenic activation of materials”

At the LSC we organise monthly seminars related to the different scientific and technical areas in which we work. Susana Cebrián, researcher of the CAPA group at the University of Zaragoza and expert in cosmogenic activation of materials, presented the results of her latest research. In this talk, she explained the importance of quantifying and controlling the radioactivity induced in materials by cosmic radiation, fundamental aspect for reducing the radioactive background in rare event experiments, such as those we host at the LSC .

2024-05-17T10:17:39+02:0017 May, 2024|Featured, Generals|

Meeting of the Evaluating Committee of the LSC’s Biology Platform

A group of experts in biochemistry, microbiology and virology, in charge of evaluating the progress of the experiments and analysing new proposals in biology, met on Monday 29 April at the LSC. This evaluation committee will prepare the necessary evaluation report for the scientific committee to be held on 21 and 22 May in Canfranc.

2024-05-06T11:49:55+02:006 May, 2024|Featured, Generals|

Scientific Day for high school students

On 6 March, the LSC held a Scientific Day. This time, it was aimed at science students in the 2nd year of Bachillerato from the high schools of Jaca. During this day, the students participated in different workshops and learned about the most commonly used techniques at the LSC, such as copper electroforming or gamma spectroscopy. The day ended with a visit to the underground facilities.

2024-03-08T11:31:38+01:008 March, 2024|Featured, Generals|

Bio Platform: experiment “Effect of low radiation and microgravity on C.elegans infection”

On 16 February, the planned onsite works of experiment PB-02-22: "Effect of low radiaction and microgravity on C.elegans infection" were completed. In this last round, staff from the Evolutionary Systems Virology group (I2SysBio) conducted assays to quantitatively study the effects of low radiation and microgravity on viral infection and intestinal permeability. Developmental changes between above- and under-ground populations were also studied.

2024-02-23T13:18:59+01:0023 February, 2024|Featured, Generals|

New implosion tests of the PMTs of the Hyper-Kamiokande telescope in collaboration with SOCIB

The sixth implosion test campaign, led by the LSC and carried out at the SOCIB facilities (Mallorca), has recently been successfully completed. These campaigns aim to validate the viability of the protective covers of the sensors of the future HK telescope.

2024-02-16T13:30:14+01:0016 February, 2024|Featured, Generals|

Bio Platform: Experiment “Ticking of epigenetic and senescence aging clocks in cosmic silence”

This week the first onsite phase of the PB-07-23 experiment ends. Staff from the ICO-IDIBGI Metabolism and Cancer group have been working with different cell lines to study senescence and the modulation of epigenic clocks in response to cosmic silence.

2023-12-21T10:47:45+01:0021 December, 2023|Featured, Generals|

The Future of Astroparticle Physics in Europe

The Future of Astroparticle Physics in Europe: Presentation of the Mid-Term Update of the European Astroparticle Physics Strategy. The European Astroparticle Physics (APPEC) announces that the Mid-Term Update of the European Astroparticle Physics Strategy 2017-2026 has been successfully finalised and approved by the APPEC General Assembly.

2023-12-21T11:11:03+01:0011 December, 2023|Featured, Generals|

Commissioning of the NEXT-100 detector

The assembly of the NEXT-100 detector was completed on 22 November. Over the next few months, it will work at low pressure to test and calibrate the instrumentation. The objective of the NEXT experiment is the detection of the neutrinoless double beta decay in xenon gas, and the NEXT-100 detector aims to further validate the technology with 100 kg of xenon gas and improve the background model for the future phases of the experiment.

2023-12-21T11:05:02+01:005 December, 2023|Featured, Generals|
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