New steps of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA)

iac logoAfter the inauguration of the prototype LST1 in La Palma, the symposium "Frontiers of Astroparticle Physics" was held, where important scientists in the study of high energies participated. Some of them, visible heads in the construction of the new infrastructure, described what will be the future family of the Cherenkov Network and all the possibilities it will offer to the scientific world.

It is expected that the three new large telescopes pending on the island of La Palma Will be already running in October 2022.


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INEUSTAR at WTA and GIF 2018 (Vietnam)

From October 10th to 13th, INEUSTAR participates at the WTA + GIF 2018 event that takes part at Binh Duong (Vietnam).

In this occasion, INEUSTAR has managed the presentation of Granada at this international environment sponsored by UNESCO through the participation of Mr. Francisco Aranda (General Coordinator Of Granada City Economics, Staff, Procurement and Smart City).

Moreover, INEUSTAR has organized a thematic session in parallel during the Global Innovation Forum, entitled "Creating new industries and economic activities through basic science facilities" and where several experts in the creation of new industries and economic activities based on basic science technologies participate.

Inauguration of LST-1 (CTA array)

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On October 10th, at the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory (island of La Palma, Tenerife), the inauguration ceremony of the first Large-Sized Telescope LST-1 of the CTA project  for the observation of high-energy gamma rays will be held. Also, the symposium "Frontiers of Astroparticle Physics" will take place the following day in La Palma -at the Hotel Taburiente Playa-.

The events have been jointly organized by the Cosmic Rays Research Institute of the University of Tokyo, the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC) and the CTA Gran Telescopio Consortium to welcome a powerful tool for the knowledge of the cosmos.

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The creation of an office to push the Spanish candidacy to IFMIF-DONES is agreed

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The Spanish Executive Commission for IFMIF-DONES project (International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility - Demo Oriented NEutron Source) agreed during their meeting on October 3rd the creation of a technical office to compete for obtaining more European funds to be applied during the design and building of the facility. This office will be initiated by the CIEMAT (Spanish Centre of Energetic, Environmental and Technological Research), with the participation of the University of Granada and some other local entities.

Moreofer, this office will be in charge of developing the initial activities of the project, such as the preparation of the applications for licenses and necessary permits, as well as the beginning of the activities on site.

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Opening of the Delegation of INEUSTAR at Tenerife


Resulting from the joint efforts of INEUSTAR and Cabildo de Tenerife, IAC, INtech Tenerife, IACtec and other local organizations; on September 6th the INEUSTAR Delegation at Tenerife opened its doors.

This permanent Delegation will develop intensively the current work programs of INEUSTAR that affect the Canary Islands, and Tenerife in particular, with a very intense attention to those related to Astrophysics, Space (micro- and nano-satellites) and medical equipment. Likewise, the Delegation of INEUSTAR at Tenerife will promote and give support to every initiative related to the location of new technological activities at Tenerife, facilitating the access to local programs and support.

The Delegation of INEUSTAR at Tenerife is located at the business incubation centre INnovaparq ULL:

Avenida Trinidad, 61

Torre Profesor Agustín Arévalo

INnovaparq ULL, 6ªP, Of. 9ª.

38071, San Cristóbal de La Laguna (Santa Cruz de Tenerife)