Where to find us

Physics and Earth Science Department

Scientific and Technological Pole – University of Ferrara


via G. Saragat, 1 – 44122 Ferrara (Fe)

building H – LARIX


The LARIX is a multi-project facility designed to meet requirements that span data engineering, X-ray diagnostics, detector calibration, crystallography test and mainly for astronomical applications. Three main research groups work together in the facility: the Medical Physics group, the Archeometry section and the High Energy Astrophysics (HEA) group. In particular, most of the activity of the HEA group is devoted to the development and test of the X and Gamma-ray astronomy instrumentation. All the structures present in the laboratories are supported by the Physics and Earth Science Department of the Ferrara University, the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) and the Italian Space Agency (ASI).

Our facility opens to all the research groups of the University of Ferrara, as well as to external users. Two main laboratories are available and flexible for different applications. Both the facilities are provided with clean rooms class 105 with laminar air flow pattern. Different detectors (imagers and spectrometers) can be used depending on the particular requirements.

The LARIX facility is part of the AHEAD consortium