International Particle Physics Outreach Group
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Universidad Nacional de La Plata - IFLP (CONICET/UNLP)


Universidad Nacional de La Plata - IFLP (CONICET/UNLP)
Address cc 67 - 1900 La Plata - Argentina
Phone + 54 (0)221 423 0122
e-Mail Hernan Wahlberg
Research & Teaching

The UNLP was founded in 1905. At present, it is a well-known and prestigious institution for professional training, with 110.000 students. Within the area of science and technology, the UNLP has an outstanding structure with 150 research institutes, among them, the Instituto de Física de La Plata (UNLP-CONICET).

The scientific research programs at IFLP concern theoretical physics, material science, and high energy physics (HEP experiments and phenomenology)

The activities of the HEP group are focused on understanding the fundamental particles of matter and the physics laws that governed their interactions. The group is deeply involved in several major experimental efforts: the ATLAS experiment at LHC (Large Hadron Collider, CERN) and the Pierre Auger Observatory (Mendoza, Argentina).

Within the ATLAS collaboration the group is active in the study of the properties of the Higgs Boson and has a keen interest in searches for for Supersymmetry (SUSY) and new particles and forces. In the field of high energy astrophysics with the Pierre Auger Observatory the group investigates the nature of ultra high energy cosmic rays to understand their origin.

In connection with these experiments, the theory research effort covers a wide range of fields, including phenomenology of elementary particles, astroparticles and hadronic matter. The activities encompass model-building topics as well as more experimentally oriented projects.

The IFLP HEP group consists of around 20 people comprising academics, research staff, PhD students plus additional support staff and academic visitors.
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