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Yumiceva Research Group

Yumiceva's Particle Physics Group

Francisco Yumiceva at CMSMy research is focused on understanding the fundamental components and interactions in the universe, how the universe came to be and how is evolving. I work with the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider or also known as the LHC, the most powerful particle accelerator in the world.  CMS is one of the two biggest detectors in the LHC where we discovered the Higgs boson in 2012. I have been analyzing the millions of collisions collected with the detector and developing tools to identify subatomic particles originating from possible exotic particles never seen before. My areas of research are the search for new physics beyond the standard model of particle physics such as Supersymmetry, Extradimensions or dark matter candidates, and the precise measurement of the properties of the top quark, the heaviest elementary particle discovered so far.


Yumiceva group at Fermilab 

Francisco Yumiceva at CERN


  • US Department of Energy (DOE) grant for CMS physics.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for QuarkNet.
  • CMS LPC Physics Center at Fermilab for CMS projects.
  • US-CMS Project.
  • Florida Tech Research Office.

Group Members

  • Research Associates (Postdocs)
    • Dr. Daniel Noonan
  • Graduate Students
    • Titas Roy
    • Zach Eckert
  • Undergraduate Students
    • Several students participate in hardware, computing, and physics analysis projects.


F.W. Olin Physical Science Building. Office Number 342.
Phone: (321) 674 7338

  • Florida Tech HEP Lab:

F.W. Olin Physical Science Building. Office Number 340.

  • Mailing address:

Dr. Francisco Yumiceva, Assoc. Professor
Department of Physics and Space Sciences
Florida Institute of Technology
150 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901-6975 USA