Charla de Miguel Ángel Sánchez Conde sobre detección indirecta de Materia Oscura

Indirect Dark Matter

Dr. Miguel Ángel Sánchez Conde is a researcher at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid leading a group with a focus on gamma-ray dark matter searches, astroparticle physics and cosmological simulations.

Abstract: The nature of the dark matter (DM) in the Universe is one of the greatest mysteries of our time, and its quest of utmost relevance for the whole scientific community. Among the efforts currently ongoing, the search for annihilation or decay products of DM particle candidates like the WIMP already provided abundant information and allowed to set competitive constraints on the DM particle properties. In this review talk, I will summarize the current status of this ‘indirect’ search of DM, paying particular attention to results obtained with gamma-ray telescopes from the direction of the best astrophysical targets. I will finally discuss on future DM sensitivity prospects and new DM search opportunities.»

Horario: 12:00, del jueves 9 de diciembre, en el seminario de Física nuclear u on-line .

Charla de Bodo Schwabe sobre «fuzzy dark matter» 🗓

Bodo Schwabe is a PostDoc Researcher at CAPA, focused on dark matter, axions and numerical simulations.

Abstract: On linear scales much larger than the typical extend of galaxies the standard model of cosmology with cold dark matter and a cosmological constant can reproduce observational data with high precision. But there are potential difficulties on galactic scales. In this 50 minutes master level lecture I will present the main concepts of fuzzy dark matter, a well motivated dark matter candidate that reproduces the successes of cold dark matter on large scales, while implying unique observable features like solitons and interference patterns within halos and filaments. During the lecture I will derive the equations of motion governing the evolution of fuzzy dark matter, concentrating on their physical implications. While conceptionally simply, solving these non-linear equations requires intensive numerical computations. Alongside the theoretical considerations I will therefore present numerical methods that have been used to analyse non-linear dynamics of fuzzy dark matter on (sub-)galactic scales

Hands on Dark Matter

¡Comienza la semana de la Materia Oscura!

Esta mañana estudiantes de bachillerato de los IES Clara Campoamor Rodríguez,  La AzucareraMiguel Servet, Andalán, Pedro de Luna e Itaca han participado en la actividad «Hands on Dark Matter» organizada por CAPA.  Han asistido a charlas, conectado con el Laboratorio subterráneo de Canfranc y el Centro de estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (CEFCA), han detectado  radioactividad ambiental y  observado trazas de  rayos cósmicos en le laboratorio, comprobado la cantidad de materia oscura en una galaxia y el efecto de las lentes gravitacionales , y, finalmente, participado en un quiz, antes de la foto final. ¡Esperamos que hayan disfrutado, que hayan aprendido qué es la materia oscura y cómo la buscamos,   y que nos visiten de nuevo!

Inauguración Hands on DM

Charla de Maurizio Giannotti sobre axiones

Maurizio Giannotti is a Physics Professor at Barry University, Fulbright visitor at CAPA. Research in astroparticle physics, axions and axion like particles.

Abstract: The research on axions has gained great attention in the last decade. We are finally reaching the experimental capabilities to detect axions in the most motivated parameter regions and the University of Zaragoza is playing a major role in this effort. In this talk, I will present an overview of the strong CP problem and of the axion solution. I will emphasize the phenomenological aspects and in particular try to justify the selection of physically motivated axion parameter regions. I will emphasize the impact of axions on stellar evolution and the experimental potential to detect them in the near future.

Jueves 14 de octubre, en el seminario de Física Nuclear, a las 12:00.



XLVIII International Meeting on Fundamental Physics 2021


The International Meeting on Fundamental Physics is the Spanish Symposium on high energy particle physics with longest tradition. Since its creation in 1973, it has been organized on an annual basis by each of the main Spanish groups in turn. Its scientific programs have included dedicated reviews with the latest results in the fields of particle and astroparticle physics and cosmology.
In the 2021 edition, organized by the Centro de Astropartículas y Física de Altas Energías (CAPA) of Universidad de Zaragoza, sessions are devoted to review the latest experimental results and their theoretical and phenomenological implications. The program also includes sessions on neutrino physics, dark matter searches, ultra-high energy gamma and cosmic ray physics, gravitational waves and cosmology. Dedicated sessions summarize current initiatives on experiments beyond colliders and the status of ongoing and planned future large facilities. A session is devoted to discuss the Spanish scientific policy and strategy in particle physics

Master on physics of the universe. Opening day. 🗓


Opening Day, 1st October

  • 9:00 Presentation of the Master
  • Research groups:
    • 9:30 Nuclear and Astroparticle Physics
    • 10:00 Beyond the Standard Model: Symmetry, Gravity and Dark Matter.
    • 10:30 Astronomy and Astrophysics at UNIZAR.
  • 11:00 Coffee break
  • Centres and infrastructures :
    • 11:30 LSC
    • 12:00 CEFCA
    • 12:30 CAPA


Seminario de Física Nuclear, Facultad de Ciencias

You can join us on-line .


Contratos de iniciación a la investigación

La Universidad de Zaragoza abre la segunda fase de admisión para los Másteres Oficiales Universitarios, del 18 de junio al 2 de julio.

Coincidiendo con esta segunda fase, el CAPA  lanza  la primera convocatoria de Contratos de iniciación a la  investigación en la temática del Máster en Física del Universo.

Contratos de investigación

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