University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez

NAME:
University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez

HOME TOWN:
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

MASCOT:
Tarzan the Bulldog

SCHOOL COLOR:
Green

PARTICLE PHYSICS COLLABORATIONS:
CMS

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.

FUNDING AGENCIES:
DOE

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