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A major share of the Elementary Particle Physics (HEP) 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 Members



ALBERTOARTECHEGONZÁLEZarteche@ifca.unican.es011UCParticle Physics;Experimental HEP and Instrumentation217INVESTIGADOR/A
SERGIOBLANCOFERNÁNDEZmailto: sblanco@ifca.unican.esS124UCParticle Physics;Experimental HEP and Instrumentation182INVESTIGADOR/A
JAVIER ANDRÉS BROCHEROCIFUENTESmailto:brochero@ifca.unican.es942202807S101UCParticle Physics;Experimental HEP and Instrumentation155INVESTIGADOR/A
ALICIACALDERÓNTAZÓN<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.es942206712S104UCParticle Physics;Experimental HEP and Instrumentation13CONTRATADO/A DOCTOR
JULIA MÓNICA CAMPAROMEROmailto: juliacampa@ifca.unican.es942202807S101CSICParticle Physics;Experimental HEP and Instrumentation183INVESTIGADOR/A
NURIACASTELLOMORmailto: castello@ifca.unican.esUCExperimental HEP and Instrumentation;Particle Physics145CONTRATADO/A DOCTOR
JUAN CORTABITARTEGUTIÉRREZmailto: cortabitarte@ifca.unican.esS119CSICParticle Physics;Experimental HEP and Instrumentation187INVESTIGADOR/A
JORGEDUARTECAMPDERROSmailto:duarte@ifca.unican.es011CSICParticle Physics;Experimental HEP and Instrumentation93INVESTIGADOR/A
MARCOS FERNÁNDEZGARCÍAmailto:mfg@ifca.unican.es942201459UCExperimental HEP and Instrumentation;Particle Physics32PROFESOR/A CONTRATADO/A DOCTOR/A
CELIAFERNÁNDEZMADRAZOmailto:fernanc@ifca.unican.esS124CSICParticle Physics;Experimental HEP and Instrumentation137ESTUDIANTE DE DOCTORADO

Group Publications provisioning in Science Clouds: Requirements and challenges2018-03-01T00:00:00.0000000ZSoftware - Practice and ExperienceLópez García Á. EFT and hybrid calculations of the light MSSM Higgs-boson mass2018-01-01T00:00:00.0000000ZEuropean Physical Journal CBahl H. of searches for heavy resonances decaying to WW, WZ, ZZ, WH, and ZH boson pairs in proton–proton collisions at √s=8 and 13 TeV2017-11-10T00:00:00.0000000ZPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy PhysicsSirunyan A.

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