Welcome to the IceCube and CTA group !
Our group is conducting experimental research activities in high energy astroparticle physics. Our research projects include high energy neutrino detection and analyses with the IceCube neutrino telescope. We are also actively involved in the the next generation ground-based very high energy gamma-ray instrument CTA and we are proposing and leading the project for the construction of single mirror small size telescopes (SST-1M). The group has experience on photosensors and particularly on SiPM. We have an equipped laboratory for testing them and for testing light guides. We participate to the H2020 project SENSE.
Our group is active in gender and diversity issues through the H2020 project GENERA.
A brief overview of our activities is presented in this page.
The IceCube project
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is the world largest particle detector buried in the Antarctic ice located at the South Pole at the depth of 1.5-2.5 km. It is perfectly tailored to search for neutrinos of energy > 100 GeV from the most violent astrophysical sources: events like exploding stars, gamma ray bursts, and cataclysmic phenomena involving black holes and neutron stars.
The CTA project
The Cherenkov Telescope Array project is an initiative to build the next generation ground-based very high energy gamma-ray instrument. Our group is involved in the design and construction of the single mirror Small Size Telescopes of the CTA array and on data analysis and simulation.