Ongoing Projects

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To solve the enigma of ultra-energetics cosmic rays, Pierre Auger Observatory measured the particles falls that are produced each time a cosmic ray collides to molecules of the upper atmosphere. So is determined the energy, direction of arrival and the nature of cosmic rays at the highest observables energies.( see more...)

The AMIGA project is an extension of the Auger Observatory, and has the objective of extend the range of detection of energies in more than one order of magnitude, to 1017eV, being its scientific objective the study of the transition zone (between 1017 and 1019 eV), from the galactic sources of cosmic rays to extragalactic sources. Is then a zone of immense astrophysical interest marking the beginning of the study of extragalactic sources, who at higher energies has allowed the dawn of a new type of astronomy, the astronomy of charged particles. To realize this detection, AMIGA will be compound by an infill of 85 pars of SDs (surface detectors) and BDs (buried detectors), 61 of these with a separation of 750m and the 24 remaining with a separation of 433m.( see more...)

Together the successful experience of the Pierre AUger Observatory, joins this time the installation of the Deep Space Antenna DAS-3 of the European Space Agency (ESA). DSA-3 with an antenna of 35 meters in diameter and an investment of 30 M€, is the third in the family of ESA's largest antennas. Its main purpose is communication with EXOMARS, a future ESA mission to study life on Mars. The big advantage for Argentina is that, in consideration of the host country, ESA offers the use of up to 10% of air time. Then, from a scientific and technological point are generated for Argentina immense opportunities to make first level research in fields such as radioastronomy and astrophysics.( see more...)

QUBIC is a cosmology experiment which aims to measure the B-mode polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background. The Cosmic Microwave Background is the relic radiation left over from the decoupling of photons from matter that took place during the early Universe, 380,000 years after the Big Bang. Its discovery in 1964 as well as the discovery of its very small temperature anisotropies in 1992 - both celebrated by Nobel prizes - are among the major scientific breakthroughs of the 20th century. Studies of these anisotropies have lead us to a deeper understanding of the history of our Universe.( see more...)

The LLAMA Project ( is a joint venture of Argentina and Brazil aimed at the installation, operation and maintenance of a 12 m diameter radio telescope in northwestern Argentina to explore the skies of the south. It was established by the Agreement signed on June 18, 2014 between the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP), Brazil, the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Productive Innovation (MinCyT), Argentina and the University of São Paulo , Brazil.( see more...)