The Latin American Symposium on High Energy Physics (SILAFAE) is a traditional event that brings together the regional and international community of particle physics and related areas such as cosmology, gravitation and astroparticle physics. The conference has been the main regional hub for discussions on topics in the relevant fields, knowledge update and the exploration of new ideas and perspectives towards the future. The event also promotes the expansion of regional and international cooperation as well as the advancement of younger scientists and students.
The conference format consists of a series of plenary and parallel talks covering a range of theoretical and experimental topics. An active posters session is also planned.
This is the 14th edition of the SILAFAE series, which will take place in Ecuador, for the first time, at the beautiful campus of Universidad San Francisco de Quito.
The SILAFAE conference started in 1996 in Mérida, Mexico, then in San Juan-Puerto Rico (1998), Cartagena de Indias-Colombia (2000), Aguas de Lindoia-Brazil (2002), Lima-Peru (2004), Puerto Vallarta-Mexico (2006), San Carlos de Bariloche-Argentina (2009), Valparaíso-Chile (2010), São Paulo-Brazil (2012), Medellin-Colombia (2014), Antigua-Guatemala (2016) and Lima-Peru (2018). The conference was cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic but a special, remote version took place in 2021 in virtual São Paulo-Brazil.