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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 MembersÁLEZarteche@ifca.unican.es942206737011UCParticle Physics;Experimental HEP and Instrumentation217 Physics;Particle Physics Phenomenology231 LABORALÁNDEZmailto: sblanco@ifca.unican.esS124UCParticle Physics;Experimental HEP and Instrumentation182 ANDRÉS BROCHEROCIFUENTESmailto:brochero@ifca.unican.es942202807S101UCParticle Physics;Experimental HEP and Instrumentation155 DOCTORÓNTAZÓN<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 Instrumentation13 DOCTOR castello@ifca.unican.es942202087S101UCExperimental HEP and Instrumentation;Particle Physics145 DOCTOR Physics;Experimental HEP and Instrumentation93 FERNÁNDEZGARCÍAmailto:mfg@ifca.unican.es942201459UCExperimental HEP and Instrumentation;Particle Physics32 CONTRATADO/A DOCTOR/A JAVIERGONZÁLEZSÁNCHEZ<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.es942206711S120CSICParticle Physics;Experimental HEP and Instrumentation39 LABORALÓMEZ GRAMUGLIOmailto:gervasio@ifca.unican.es942206725S102CSICParticle Physics;Experimental HEP and Instrumentation38 TITULAR

Group Publications



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