Created in 2003, Port d’Informació Científica (PIC) is a scientific-technological center operated through a collaboration agreement between CIEMAT and IFAE research centers which specializes in developing advanced tools and methods for scientific data analysis.

We participate in research projects from multiple disciplines with challenging data environments, including particle physics, astrophysics, biology, materials science and others. Our main objective is to accelerate science by providing methods and tools that allow researchers to access, process, share, curate and analyze data effectively.

PIC is collaborating in several international research projects such as the ATLAS, CMS and LHCb experiments at CERN, the optical galaxy surveys DES, PAU, Euclid and DESI), the gamma-ray astronomy telescopes MAGIC and CTA, the neutrino experiments DUNE and T2K and the gravitational wave interferometers LIGO and Virgo. PIC also collaborates with many other research groups from different disciplines supporting their data-intensive research such as ALBA, ICN2 and ICMAB in material science or UAB and I3PT in genomics.


Acknowledging the use of PIC resources

The data production, processing and analysis tools for this paper have been developed, implemented and operated in collaboration with the Port d’Informació Científica (PIC) data center. PIC is maintained through a collaboration agreement between the Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE) and the Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT).