The Mexican School of Particles and Fields (MSPF) is organized every two years by the Division of Particles and Fields (DPyC) of the Mexican Physical Society. The MSPF is designed to complement the education of advanced graduate students and young postdocs working in High Energy Physics (HEP) in Mexico and abroad.

The 2018 University of Sonora School of High Energy Physics(USHEP)  is a school designed to attract new graduate students to the newly created HEP program at the University of Sonora.

This joint school has been organized with programs that complement each other and will take place in the colonial city of Hermosillo, Sonora, from the 21st to the 27th of October 2018. The format of the joint school will consist of several courses devoted to advanced topics in elementary particle physics, taught from a modern perspective, to be delivered by well known specialists in different areas of high energy physics. The program will include theoretical and experimental review seminars on the latest developments in the field. Poster sessions will be included too, aimed to allow the participants to show their research, and to enhance the interaction of the students with the speakers. An excursion to a beautiful beach is planned as well as a special dinner and a public lecture at the University of Sonora.

The program of the joint school includes the following topics and speakers :

  • Electroweak and Higgs Physics
    • Joseph Incandela (UCSB, U.S.A.)
      From the Higgs to the unknown: In Search of the genetic code of our universe (public lecture) 
    • Usha Mallik (Uni. of Iowa, U.S.A.)
      Some Highlights of the Higgs boson measurements at the LHC (review talk)
    • Ian Lewis (Uni. of Kansas, U.S.A.)
      Theory of Higgs Physics at Colliders
    • Mayda Velasco (Northwestern Uni., U.S.A.) 
      Top, Electroweak and QCD at the LHC (course)
  • Physics Beyond the Standard Model
    • Alexei Safonov (Texas A&M, U.S.A.)
      Searches for extended Higgs and hidden particle sectors (review talk)
    • Markos Maniatis (UBB, Chile) 
      Models with multiple Higgs-boson doublets (course)
    • Carmine Elvezio Pagliarone (INFN-LNGS, Italy)
      Studying neutrino nature and Dark Matter in underground laboratories (course)
  • Flavor Physics
    • Pablo Roig (CINVESTAV, Mexico)
      Charged Lepton Physics: Precision (B)SM probes 
    • David Delepine (Uni. de Guanajuato, Mexico) 
    • Eduard de la Cruz (CINVESTAV, Mexico)
  • QCD and Heavy Ions
    • Carlota Andres Casas (JLAB, U.S.A.)
      Review of hard probes in heavy ion collisions
    • Stanley Brodsky (SLAC, U.S.A.)
      Light-Front QCD and Color Confinement: Applications to Hadron and Heavy-Ion Dynamics (course)
    • Irais Bautista (BUAP, Mexico)
      Heavy Ion Physics (course)
  • Neutrinos and Astroparticle Physics
    • Mark Chen (Queen's Uni., Canada) 
      Recent results from Neutrino and Dark Matter experiments (review talk)
    • Erica Caden (SNOLAB, Canada)
      Neutrinos: An Experimental Perspective (course)                                                                 
    • Karen Caballero (UNACH, Mexico) 
      Astroparticulas (course)                                                                                                                       

The event is organized by the following committees:

Scientific committee

  • Dr. José Benitez Rubio (UNISON)
  • Dr. Alberto Carramiñana Alonso (INAOE)
  • Dr. Alfredo Castañeda Hernandez (UNISON)
  • Dr. Eduard de la Cruz Burelo (CINVESTAV)
  • Dr. Lorenzo Diaz (BUAP)
  • Dr. Roger Hernández (UAS)
  • Dr. Gabriel Lopez (CINVESTAV)
  • Dr. Javier Murillo Quijada (UNISON)
  • Dr. Lizardo Valencia Palomo (UNISON)
  • Dr. Eric Vazquez (UNAM)

Organizing committee:

  • Dr. José Benitez Rubio (chair, UNISON)
  • Dr. Salvador Carrillo Moreno (IBERO)
  • Dr. Alfredo Castañeda Hernandez (UNISON)
  • Dr. Eduard de la Cruz Burelo (co-chair, CINVESTAV)
  • Dr. Javier Murillo Quijada (UNISON)
  • Dra. Cristina Oropeza Barrera (IBERO)
  • Dr. Lizardo Valencia Palomo (UNISON)


Starts 21 Oct 2018 18:00
Ends 27 Oct 2018 18:00
Hermosillo, Sonora
Vado del Río #9, Col. Villa de Seris, Hermosillo, Sonora