Galicia & CERN

Taking a closer look at LHC

The Galician Institute of High Energy Physics  (IGFAE)

 Experimental High Energy Group  (GAES)

Particle Physics Departament 

Santiago University (USC)


High Energy Physics Group (GAES) at the University of Santiago de Compostela The experimental High Energy Physics Group at the University of Santiago de Compostela focuses its research activity in quark physics, trying to probe the limits of the Standard Model. The main current project is Flavour Physics and CP-violation at the LHCb experiment at CERN, which will make an accurate mapping of the quark mixing matrix, specially the phases between the second and third generations. Since its creation in 1993, the group has participated in two precision experiments at CERN, the Spin Muon Collaboration SMC (quark contributions to proton spin and QCD sum rules) and the DIRAC experiment (Pionium lifetime measurement as a test of Chiral Perturbation Theory).  


GAES is one of the participating sites in the deployment of a computing:

GRID infrastructure for the CERN experiments of the LHC.


In LHCb detector:




Some Galician Researchers CERN/USC(*):

  • Bernardo Adeva Andany, University of Santiago de Compostela/ LHCb.
  • Máximo Pló Casaus,  University of Santiago de Compostela/ LHCb.
  • Jose Á. Hernando Morata, University of Santiago de Compostela / LHCb.
  • Juan José Saborido Silva, University of Santiago de Compostela/ LHCb.
  • Cibrán Santamarina Rios, University of Santiago de Compostela.
  • Abraham Gallas Torreira, University of Santiago de Compostela/ LHCb.
  • Diego Martínez Santos, University of Santiago de Compostela/ LHCb.
  • Pablo Vázquez Regueiro, University of Santiago de Compostela/ LHCb.
  • Marcos A. Seco Miguélez, University of Santiago de Compostela/ LHCb.
  • Daniel Esperante Pereira, Centro Nacional de Física de Partículas, Astropartículas y Nuclear/ LHCb.
  • Alba Sambade Varela, CERN fellow/ LHCb.
  • Mar Capeáns Garrido, Researcher Staff of CERN.
  • Eva Dafonte Perez. Deputy Group Leader of Database Services (CERN).
  • Marcos Mariño MuiñoUniversité de Genève, and CERN Theoretical Physics Division.
  • Xabier Cid Vidal , CERN fellow/ LHCb.
  • Patricia Conde MuiñoLaboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas, LisboaATLAS.
  • Teresa Fonseca Martín, Royal Holloway University of London/ ATLAS.

(*) Maybe some researchers have changed her/his position


Xabier Cid Vidal, PhD in experimental Particle Physics for Santiago University (USC). Research Fellow in experimental Particle Physics at CERN from January 2013 to Decembre 2015. Currently, he is in USC Particle Physics Department ("Ramon y Cajal", Spanish Postdoctoral Senior Grants).

Ramon Cid Manzano, secondary school Physics Teacher at IES de SAR (Santiago - Spain), and part-time Lecturer (Profesor Asociado) in Faculty of Education at the University of Santiago (Spain). He has a Degree in Physics and in Chemistry, and is PhD for Santiago University (USC).



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 For the bibliography used when writing this Section please go to the References Section

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