University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Tarzan the Bulldog
PARTICLE PHYSICS COLLABORATIONS:
COLLABORATING AT FERMILAB SINCE:
Early 1980s (E-687, FOCUS, BTeV)
NUMBER OF SCIENTISTS AND STUDENTS INVOLVED:
Three faculty, one postdoc, seven graduate students
PARTICLE PHYSICS RESEARCH FOCUS:
We have a wide range of interests in the CMS experiment, including the search for new physics in rare b baryon decays, precision test measurements of the Standard Model and pixel tracking detector performance. We collaborate in the CMS upgrade tracking simulation group as well as in the hardware development group. Our theoretical group studies neutrino physics and physics beyond the Standard Model.
WHAT SETS PARTICLE PHYSICS AT UPRM APART?
We are the only experimental high-energy physics group in the Caribbean with a student body that includes graduate students from Latin American countries. Our outreach QuarkNet program is very strong and includes high school physics teachers from all over the island.
UPRM group. From left: Eric Brownson, Hector Mendez, Juan Cuevas, Maria Falla, Hector Moreno and summer teachers Elba Sepulveda and Daniel Gutierrez. Not pictured: S. Flores, A. Lopez, C. Malca and E. Ramirez.
UPRM QuarkNet Center participants