During 2018 the Experimental Division’s activities focused on 10 main projects, most of them long-term efforts. These projects span the fields of High Energy Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology, and include the development of detectors for Medical Imaging applications as well as related instrumentation projects.
During 2018 the IFAE ATLAS group has remained strongly involved in both detector operations and physics analyses. The group has also maintained its visibility within the ATLAS Collaboration through a number of important management positions.
During 2018 the IFAE Pixel group has advanced in the following areas: 3D Pixel Sensors for the HL-LHC, Low Gain Avalanche Detectors and CMOS Monolithic devices for the ATLAS HL-LHC upgrade.
During 2018 the IFAE Neutrino group focused on the preparation of the T2K near detector upgrade and the evaluation of the liquid argon dual phase (LAr DP) concept as far detector for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE)
During 2018, the main focus of MAGIC group at IFAE has been the scientific exploitation of the instrument: the MAGIC Telescopes.
In 2018, the IFAE group has completed the integration of the first LST camera and has continued participating with high impact and visibly in CTA, keeping important responsibilities also at the management level
In 2018, the group at IFAE led two papers involving cross-correlations between DES and CMB measurements
In 2018, the group at IFAE completed the production of the GFA cameras for the DESI project
2018 has been an important year for PAUS as the first scientific results coming from the project have been published in scientific journals
In 2018, the Euclid’s Filter Wheel was successfully installed in the NISP structure. This milestone finish the hardware contributions of the first IFAE project funded directly by the Space program.
During 2018 the medical imaging/applied physics group at IFAE was engaged in 4 different applied projects.
The activities of the Theory Division during 2018 continued along three lines: Standard Model Physics, Beyond the Standard Model, and Astroparticle Physics & Cosmology.