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A major share of the Elementary Particle Physics (EPP) group activities is focused on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at CERN. CMS is currently recording the proton-proton collisions at seven teraelectronvolt produced by CERN's flagship accelerator: the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The LHC has opened a new high energy frontier for the field.

The most powerful ever human-made instrument to explore the ultimate nature of the universe, to discover the fundamental laws of nature: new underlying symmetries, undiscovered dimensions of the space and the ultimate tool to put and end to the long standing mystery of the mechanism responsible for the breaking of the electroweek symmetry. But Above all, the LHC allows probing a complete new territory and the most exciting result will be the unexpected discovery of new processes or particles.

To achieve this goal the LHC experiments have chosen the use the techniques of grid computing to organize the immense amount of data storage and processing power required. The EPP IFCA group has been one the pioneers of this field.

At IFCA, while exploring the LHC's uncharted landscape, we are getting ready for the future, contributing to the upgrade activities of the LHC to push forward again the energy and intensity frontier. We are also currently engaged in the R&D phase towards a new experiment, an electron-positron collider able to reach the Teraelectronvolt energy scale. The clean experimental conditions of the electron-positron experiments allows the precise determination of many of properties the expected and unexpected new particles to-be-discovered at LHC.

In connection with the ongoing experimental effort at IFCA, research is being carried by the theory group to match the experimental precision with the theoretical calculations. These calculation should allow us to select a particular theoretical framework out of the experimental results.

The main research lines in our group are:

Experimental HEP and Instrumentation

Particle Physics Phenomenology


Group Projects


Group MembersÓNTAZÓN<div class="ExternalClass28BE7C210EAF4B7E84543799F147E55A"><p style="text-align:justify;">​Análisis de los datos recogidos por el detector de partículas CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) del acelerador LHC (LArge Hadron Collider) del CERN. La principal línea de investigación en la búsqueda del boson de Higgs en el canal de desintegración a dos bosones W. Responsable de la validación y certificación de los muones detectados por el experimento CMS.</p></div>mailto:calderon@ifca.unican.es942206712S104UCExperimental HEP and Instrumentation;Particle Physics13 RAMON Y CAJAL HEP and Instrumentation;Particle Physics100 DE DOCTORADO HEP and Instrumentation;Particle Physics93 LABORAL FERNÁNDEZGARCÍAmailto:marcos.fernandez@cern.ch942201459S121UCExperimental HEP and Instrumentation;Particle Physics32 CONTRATADO/A DOCTOR/A HEP and Instrumentation;Particle Physics109 LABORAL FERREROmailto:gferrero@ifca.unican.es942202084S124UCExperimental HEP and Instrumentation;Particle Physics35 DE DOCTORADO JAVIERGONZÁLEZSANCHEZ<div class="ExternalClass6B474FC376F64B0E8E9CB1DBE8AFBDE8"><p style="text-align:justify;">​Automatización de procedimientos de medida de equipos de infraestructura empleados en la caracterización de circuitos integrados y  sensores detectores de radiaciones ionizantes, desarrollo de software de adquisición de datos e instrumentación electrónica para experimentos de física de altas energías (CERN CMS, ILC...)</p></div>mailto:gsanchez@ifca.unican.es942202087S101CSICParticle Physics;Experimental HEP and Instrumentation39 LABORALÓMEZ GRAMUGLIOmailto:gervasio@ifca.unican.es942206725S102CSICExperimental HEP and Instrumentation;Particle Physics38 TITULAR<div class="ExternalClass59610062F5604CF097F669DDF0991F76"><p>​Topics of interest:</p><ul><li>Phenomenology of the SM and the MSSM at present and future colliders</li><li>Indirect tests of the SM and the MSSM via electroweak precision observables and other precision data</li><li>The Higgs boson sector as a probe of Supersymmetry</li><li>Dark Matter and its implications for SUSY</li></ul></div>mailto:sven@ifca.unican.es942201536S106CSICParticle Physics Phenomenology;Particle Physics42 CIENTIFICO/A W.JARAMILLOECHEVERRÍAmailto:jaramillo@ifca.unican.es942202087S101CSICExperimental HEP and Instrumentation;Particle Physics47 LABORAL

Group Publications for new phenomena in monophoton final states in proton-proton collisions at √s=TeV2016-04-10T00:00:00.0000000ZPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy PhysicsKhachatryan V. two-particle correlations of strange hadrons with charged particles in pPb and PbPb collisions at LHC energies2015-03-06T00:00:00.0000000ZPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy PhysicsKhachatryan V. cross section measurements for the production of a W boson in association with jets in proton-proton collisions at s = 7 TeV2015-02-04T00:00:00.0000000ZPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy PhysicsKhachatryan V.

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