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Photo by Luís Pinto, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Respect. (from the lat. respectu) n. 1. respect; 2. consideration; high regard; 3. deference; compliance; veneration; 4. honour; worship; 5. relation; refererence...

We believe that everyone should be respected for their work, for their attitudes, opinions and options.

Photo by Mila Teshaieva, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Rigor. (from the lat. rigore) n. 1. harshness; strength; 2.fig., severity; punctuality; accuracy.

There is no "more or less levelled", "more or less upright”, "more or less clean" or "more or less safe", but rather “levelled”, "upright”, "clean” and “safe". The rigour is reflected in our procedures, in time and in the rules to follow. In the light of moral and principles, being severe means being rigorous.

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Passion. (from the lat. passione) n. 1. intense and usually violent feeling (affection, joy, hate, etc.) which hinders the exercise of impartial logic; 2. derived from a feeling; 3. great predilection; 4. partiality; 5. great grief; immense suffering...

Under the sign of passion – a text of the Portuguese poet Regina Guimarães – is our icon. Passion is to reveal great enthusiasm for something, favourable encouragement or opposite to something.
It is the sensibility transmitted by an architect or engineer through work.
Passion is the dedication to a project. Passion is a state of warm soul.

Photo by Jakub Karwowski, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Loyalty. (from the lat. legalitate) n. the quality of being loyal; fidelity; sincerity.

Respect for the principles and rules that guide the honour and probity. Faithfulness to commitments and agreements undertaken, staunch character.
To remain loyal to the business partners because we depend on them and they depend on us.
Being trustworthy for being loyal.

Photo by Ian Lieske, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Solidarity. (from the lat. solidare) n. 1. the quality of being solidary; 2. reciprocal responsibility among the members of a group, namely social, professional, etc.; 3. sense of sharing another’s suffering.

Being solidary is being a friend, offering our hand with genuine generosity and bringing joy and human warmth to those who, somehow, are marginalized. Being solidary is being more human. A solidary company is recognized as a fair and non-selfish company. A solidary company is a preferred choice in business. It is a more competitive company. Volunteering is a vehicle to solidarity. It is modern, fair, cultured, friend, it is a noble gesture of moral elevation.

Photo by Clarence Gorton, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Courage. (from the lat. coraticum) n. 1. bravery facing danger; intrepidity; to have audacity; 2. moral force before a suffering or setback; 3. [fig.] to input energy when performing a difficult task; perseverance...

Courage is essential in our life. Courage to face less pleasant situations when complex issues come up, not expecting random resolutions.
It is a value that we must highlight as opposed to the fearful, cowardly and laziness.
The courage to react to criticism not with an attitude of demotivation or sadness, but rather to search for the means and the action to overcome its own reason. This kind of courage, which is also an intellectual courage, is highly recommended.

Photo by Filipa Alves, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Ambition. (from the lat. ambitione) n. 1. vehement desire of wealth, honours or glories; 2. expectation about the future; aspiration; 3. lust; greed…

Vehement desire to achieve a particular goal. Ambition not to resign ourselves. Ambition to take the best potential from ourselves. Ambition to deserve ourselves. Ambition to be athletes in our top-level competitive jobs. Ambition to beat our brands. Ambition to get the best deals with the maximum value, due to the high levels of proficiency and efficiency.

Photo by Scarlett Coten, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Esthetics. ESTHETICS (from the Greek aisthetiké, "sensitive") n.f. 1. Philosophy branch of philosophy that studies the beauty and nature of artistic phenomena; 2. author's own style, time, etc.; 3. harmony of shapes and colors, beauty; 4. set of techniques and treatments that aim to beautify the body.

We decided to build the company's economic foundations under a cultured, cosmopolitan and cool image. Because it is a charming state of being. Good taste because we are sustainable and we respect the planet. Good taste because we are sensitive. Good taste just because.

Photo by Karl Erik Brondbo, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Responsibility. (from the lat respondere) n. the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct; a form of trustworthiness.

We must be certain that, before a choice, we chose what is best for both of us and not just the best for each one. Each employee is responsible for his negotiated activity and co-responsible if the co-worker does not fulfil his own task, thus preventing the common goal. A team is a set of individuals - is a whole. In the business game, as in social or family contexts, everyone must comply with their own relative position and we shall not permit that one of ours fails to be in our team.

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CERN’s next instrument to look for dark matter has Portuguese involvement


Darkside-20k will be CERN’s next structure to detect dark matter. A company from Braga is part of the plans, having been commissioned to design a part of this instrument.

Not much information is available about the next major structure of the European Particle Physics Laboratory (CERN), but what we can advance about Darkside-20k is that it will have a Portuguese hand. A steel structure designed to contain a 12-meter-high cube with the capacity to store 730 tons of liquid argon will emerge from Braga. All this to “catch” dark matter, CERN's great ambition.

Between the end of last year and the beginning of this year, the Braga based company, Bysteel, which belongs to the DST group, was challenged by the National Innovation Agency for a pre-qualification project with a view to this contract, says Rodrigo Araújo, a director at Bysteel. “It was a process of about six months. The pre-qualification project was demanding, but after a very short time we were contacted by them [CERN] to study this superstructure that is Darkside-20k”, he tells PÚBLICO.

There is still a lot to discover about this project – much like in the case of dark matter. In addition to the confidentiality of most of the details of this detector that will be installed at the National Laboratory of Gran Sasso, in Italy, the values ​​of the contract signed with the company from Braga are also not disclosed.

The plan is for this Darkside-20k to be operational in 2023, making it the most sensitive dark matter detector we've ever been able to develop. Buried 1,400 meters below the surface, this new CERN instrument will hold 730 tons of liquid argon that will be fundamental, scientists hope, to test the hypothesis that dark matter particles interact with the nuclei of atoms of argon - a chemical element with a large nucleus, which could make it easier for dark matter to collide with atoms, similar to what is already being tested with xenon.

The search for a way to detect dark matter has been going on since the 1970s. We don't fully know what dark matter is. Conventional and visible matter, which makes up what we know, represents only 5% of the Universe – the remaining composition of the Universe is divided between dark energy and dark matter (the latter with more than 26%).

Dark matter does not absorb, reflect or emit light, which makes it more challenging to attest its existence. However, despite never having been detected, we know that dark matter exists through its influence on the movement of stars in galaxies – a discovery by American astrophysicist Vera Rubin (1928-2016). As for dark energy, whose nature is also unknown, we see its effects in an ever-expanding Universe, counteracting the effects of gravity.

Bysteel now has four months to build this structure that will accommodate the liquid argon reservoir. Everything will be tested and assembled beforehand to ensure it works as per contract.

And, in spite of being the first job of the company from Braga with CERN, it may not be the last. “We have already been challenged to study a second contract, which is what we are doing. For another structure that will be four times the size of the one we are now building”, says Rodrigo Araújo.