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13th IDPASC School | school

The International Doctorate Network in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology (IDPASC, is an interdisciplinary network whose aim is to train a new generation of high-level experts in the fields of Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology.

The 13th edition of yearly IDPASC schools is organized by the Department of Physics and Chemistry, University of Palermo, Italy in collaboration with INFN Catania and National South Laboratory (LNS), with organizational support from Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particle Physics, Portugal (LIP) and IDPASC Committee.

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Postdoctoral Research Position in Particle Physics and Instrumentation - Instituto de Física de Cantabria

The Particle Physics and Instrumentation Group at the Instituto de Física de Cantabria is seeking
applications for a postdoctoral position. Our group specializes in the development of highly
sensitive instruments with exceptional background rejection capabilities for dark matter
experiments. We are currently at the forefront of research involving low-threshold, single-quanta
skipper CCDs, aimed at directly detecting dark matter. Our primary focus is on the DAMIC-M
project, which will either make the first observation of light dark matter-electron scattering or
establish world-leading limits in the sub-GeV mass range. In addition, we are actively engaged in
sensor research and development for the OSCURA experiment, set to be constructed in 2028 at
SNOLAB, with the goal of achieving lower background levels.

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Symposium on Engineering Physics - Call for Abstracts

The Doctoral Congress in Engineering (DCE23) will be held at FEUP, Porto, on the 15th and 16th of June of 2023 (

Let us encourage you to take the opportunity and share your ongoing work and/or results - in your respective field of engineering - with peers, professors, researchers and industry, at the Congresses’ Physics Engineering Symposium (, organized by the Doctoral Program PRODEF (

The Congress welcomes PhD students/candidates, as well as Master students and researchers as prospective candidates for a doctoral program. Professors are also welcomed to see and discuss poster and oral communications. The submission of abstracts (until March 31st) will be eligible for either poster (1 page abstract) or oral presentation (2 pages abstract/short paper). The submission topics can be checked at the event’s website.

Best oral and poster communications will have the opportunity to win an award.

Registration fees will be financially supported by PRODEF and the event will be on-site. There will be funding for trips for students from other Universities, as well as for accommodation for students from far away cities (e.g. Lisbon).

The deadline for submission is March 31st.

We all look forward to seeing you in June!

Best regards,
The Organizing Committee of the Symposium on Engineering Physics

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