Los orígenes de la investigación experimental en física nuclear y de partículas en España

Agustín Ceba, Víctor Navarro Brotons, Jorge Velasco


The origins and constitution of experimental nuclear and particle physics in Spain can be traced back to 1950 and the physicist Joaquín Catalá. In a stay in Bristol in 1949-1950 Catalá learned the technique of photographic emulsions in Cecil Powell’s laboratory. The technique was very well suited to an autarchic and isolated country like Spain, in a depressed situation after the Civil War. In few years Catalá succeeded in creating a stable group, establishing links with the most important foreign laboratories, producing many scientific papers and developing new research lines

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