AHEP: Astroparticles and High Energy Physics Research Group

We are a research group performing research on theoretical, phenomenological and observational aspects of Astroparticle and High Energy Physics. We are part of the the Institute of Corpuscular Physics (IFIC, a mixed center of the University of Valencia and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).


Particle cosmology

Neutrino cosmology, including the analysis of the cosmological bounds on neutrino properties and the study of neutrino physics solutions to cosmological puzzles.

New physics at the LHC

Research models with extended gauge groups and/or extra dimensions, with and without supersymmetry.

Underpinning the origin of neutrino mass

Neutrino mass, its characteristic scale and impact on particle physics.

Neutrino properties and the nature of neutrinos

Analyse current and upcoming neutrino experiments probing their mass hierarchy, CP violation and the atmospheric octant.

News & Positions

School on Cosmology Tools 

School on Cosmology Tools  will take place during the week of November 12-15, 2013 at the IFT in Madrid, Deadline for registration: August 15.It's intended for masters/PhD students/postdocs who want to learn how to use these tools and start doing research. The Lecturers will be: J. Chluba, W. Fang, J.A. Rubiño-Martín, L. Verde, Gong Bo Zhao.More details can be found here: http://workshops.ift.uam-csic.es/iftw.php/inicio/congreso?id=150 ...

New Frontiers Journal Starting

High Energy and Astroparticle Physics Chief editors. Jan de Boer and J.W.F. Valle The Frontiers Journal Impact factors keep rising in 2011 according to the Journal Citation Reports published by Thomson Reuters. Frontiers Impact Factors 2011  ...

JEM EUSO conference

JEM-EUSO is a new type of observatory that uses the earth's atmosphere as a detector. JEM-EUSO will be on orbit on the International Space Station (ISS). It observes transient luminous phenomena taking place in the earth's atmosphere caused by particles coming from space. The sensor is a super wide-field telescope that detects extreme energy particles with energy above 3×1019 eV. This remote-sensing instrument orbits around the earth every 90 minutes on board of the International Space Station at the altitude of approximately 400km (Figure 1-1). The figure shows an extreme energy particle colliding with a nucleus in the earth's Atmosphere, where it produces an Extensive Air Shower (EAS), consisting of numerous electrons, positrons, and photons. JEM-EUSO captures the moving track, which is revealed by the fluorescent UV photons and reproduces the energy development of the EAS. More info at http://www.iac.es/congreso/JEM-EUSO/ ...

Fermilab's "Intensity Frontier" fellowships

Fermilab offers Intensity Frontier Fellowships to outstanding researchers in the areas of neutrino physics, muon physics, and other topics in the Intensity Frontier. Fellows will receive funding to allow enhanced participation in Fermilab experimental and data analysis efforts, in relevant areas of particle physics theory, or in future projects. The fellowships provide the ability for researchers to spend significant time at Fermilab working within the Intensity Frontier Department, with the goal of expanding and sustaining an intellectual center of excellence within the laboratory and the department. We seek researchers with a doctorate in particle or nuclear physics who will use the resources available at Fermilab to make a major contribution to the Intensity Frontier in the areas of physics analysis of experiments, development of relevant particle physics theory, or development of future projects. The Fellowship provides an outstanding opportunity for young scientists to develop an independent research program. Successful candidates will ordinarily be resident at Fermilab for 50% or more of the duration of the Fellowship. Term: 6 months to 1 year. Renewable to maximum of 2 years, with new proposal. Financial support: up to 50% of researcher’s salary and fringe benefits, with remainder from researcher’s home institution. Candidates must ...