Welcome to our group!

Our main field of research is experimental High Energy Physics (HEP). We study proton-proton collisions at the largest and most energetic particle accelerator in the world, the Large Hadron Collider or LHC, located in Geneva, Switzerland at the European physics laboratory CERN. Our primary research is at the CMS experiment, one of the four largest particle detectors in the LHC. We also do R&D on tracking detectors for a large-scale experiment at a future electron-ion collider. Another research area is the development and construction of a muon tomography system for detecting heavy elements hidden in cargo. Read More …

Demystify the universe

Are there extra-dimmensions of space? What is dark matter? Are there new fundamental forces or interactions? What is the origen of mass? Why is there a matter-antimatter asymmetry in the Universe? We are searching for answers to the most fundamental questions about the mysteries of the Universe.

Develop new technology

We are using the latest detector technolgy to study in detail the collisions produced in the LHC. New tools are being developed to handle and analyze the enormous volume of data collected by the CMS experiment. Improved and new detectors are being developed for future high intensity operations at the LHC.

Explore new ideas

The Standard Model of particle physics is a succesful theory but still cannot explain the most fundamental questions about the Universe. Many new theories beyond the standar model have been proposed and are being tested at the LHC. We also explore new ideas to test new theories in simulations of future new particle collider experiments.