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IFCA facilities visited by Juan Estrada. MdM


24 October 2019

We received the visit of Juan Estrada at the Institute of Physics of Cantabria, (Fermilab, Chicago) this afternoon at 16:30 and tomorrow morning at 10:15.

He will teach two seminars in the Marie Curie Room: one framed in the actions of the "María de Maeztu" program and another as the beginning of a Master's Degree in Particle Physics and Cosmos.

The talk "Quantum sensors in high energy physics" is included in the line of synergy "Nature of the hidden constituents of the universe". From it, there will be a relaxed discussion with Juan Estrada to get the most out of his knowledge. We also have a connection enabled to follow this conference from other places.

On Friday, October 25, the seminars of the 2019/2020 course of the subject "Frontier research in astrophysics and particle physics" of the Master in Particle Physics and the Cosmos begin. SImilar to last year, these conferences are open to all IFCA staff. The first is entitled "The search for dark matter below the mass of the proton." After the time assigned to it and the time of general questions, the speaker will stay with the students of the master to discuss the subject.

Below we show a part of Juan Estrada impressive curriculum:

Juan Estrada graduated from the Balseiro Institute, Argentina, in 1998 and completed his doctorate in 2002 from the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. Under the direction of Tom Ferbel and with a thesis entitled "Maximum use of kinematic information for the extraction of the mass of the upper Quark in events of a single lepton in DØ" won the Frederick Lobkowicz award. While doing the PhD, we also had the Central Fiber Tracker (CFT), which consisted of 80,000 scintillating fibers used for the reconstruction of charged particle trajectories in the DØ detector.

Since 2014 he is the leader of the Dark Matter and New Initiatives group of the Department of Astrophysics and since 2018 he is one of the experts of 'Contacts and experts of Quantum Science' of Fermilab and principal investigator of the project "A new single photon sensor for quantum images. "

He has won awards such as the 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor awarded by the US government. UU. to outstanding scientists and engineers who begin their independent careers, and the Early Radiation and Instrumentation Career Recognition in 2004 awarded by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) for "technical and innovative techniques to the science of measuring ionizing radiation" .


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    Cantabria, Spain

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