The researcher from the Instituto de Física de Cantabria takes office in the midst of definition of the new European Strategy for Particle Physics 2030
January 20, 2021
For the next three years (2021-2023) and since last November 2020, IFCA (CSIC-UC) researcher Celso Martínez Rivero assumes the position of scientific representative of the European Restricted Committee for Future Accelerators (RECFA) in Spain, previously held by Carlos Lacasta. This change, decided unanimously, takes place in the midst of definition of the new European Strategy for Particle Physics, the work plan that sets the priorities in this area for 2030 and that will define the next successor to LHC.
European Committee for Future Accelerators
This committee was created in 1963 to bring together the European scientific community that uses the continent's particle accelerators, especially CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The aim of the body is to advise CERN Direction Organ, Council and Committees, as well as other national or international organizations, on the establishment of European particle physics facilities and the development of a research program that meets the increasingly demanding needs of European scientific community.
Since its creation, this committee promotes international coordination and a balance of facilities, resources and roles between laboratories and research institutes dedicated to high-energy physics. Members are nominated by their home countries and elected by the EFCA, and their mission is discuss and decide on committee's activities, as well as represent interests of the high-energy physics community in their country.
Celso Martínez Rivero
The IFCA researcher has been dedicated to the study of High Energy Physics since he finished his undergraduate degree in physical sciences in 1992. The scientific exploitation of CMS data, both Run1 and Run2, is his main scientific dedication. He works on the search for dark matter and top squark, and to see in detail the diboson processes WW, WZ and HWW to two leptons that are part of background of many analyses. He held the position of deputy director of IFCA during 2003 and 2004 and was scientific officer for outreach from 2004 to 2009.
During his professional life he has received the recognition of social council of the UC with its research award, also as CSIC staff, the EPS HEP physics award and the Príncipe de Asturias Award for Research. Part of his career has also been devoted to teaching, specifically in the Department of Modern Physics at the Universidad de Cantabria.
Since 2011 he is leading the IFCA group at CERN and since 2018 he is the representative of CMS detector in Spain, being an active member of CMS Finance Board and the CMS Conference Committee.
He is the institutional representative of CSIC in Cantabria since 2019 and collaborates with the Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) providing the vision gathered from his work carried out at CMS.