3-10 August 2016
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DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND OPERATION OF SMALL COSMIC RAYS DETECTORS AT UNIVERSIDAD DE GUANAJUATO, MEXICO

Aug 6, 2016, 6:00 PM
2h
Riverwalk A/B

Riverwalk A/B

Poster Education and Outreach Poster Session

Speaker

Julian Felix (Universidad de Guanajuato)

Description

Since 30 years ago Universidad de Guanajuato students and professors have participated in many international experimental high Energy physics collaborations, working at Fermilab USA, mainly [1]. Slow progress, and a tendency to impoverish, has observed in the development of this area of science in Mexico. We have disregarded the scientific and technological development of Mexico, preparing students, and collaborating, outside. Graduate students do not contribute to the economical and technological development of Mexico, and private industry does not participate. To remediate this situation and improve the level of science and technology in Mexico, we have created the Laboratory for elementary particles (laboratorio de partículas elementales [2]). Here students of the three levels –BSc, Master, and PhD in physics- design, construct, calibrate and operate small cosmic rays detectors. Some equipment local vendors, and small enterprises, participate. We consider that this new way of proceeding will benefit the scientific relations with international collaborations, improve the scientific and technological preparation of students, force the participation of local industry, and contribute to the economical development of Mexico. We present this strategy in some detail, some physical results obtained with the constructed equipment, and some conclusions. 1. http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/march-2014/30-years-of-inter-american-collaboration 2. http://laboratoriodeparticulaselementales.blogspot.mx/ Acknowledgements. To the students who participate regularly in the Laboratorio de Partículas Elementales de la DCeI, CL. Universidad de Guanajuato: Francisco Javier Rosas-Torres, Jazmín Sánchez-Sánchez, Miguel Ángel Hernández-Morquecho, Karla Natalia Herrera-Guzmán, Raúl Alejandro Gutiérrez-Sánchez, Oscar Eduardo Moreno-Palacios, Everardo Granados-Vázquez, Jordán de Jesús Ortiz-Villanueva, Gerardo de Jesús Rodríguez-Becerra, Carlos Andrés Cervantes-Vera, Diego Armando Andrade-Aldana, Alfredo Martínez-Vega, Luis Jorge Arceo-Miquel, Aurora Cecilia Araujo-Martínez. Miguel Antonio Pérez-Pichardo , Luis Eduardo Ortega-Cuellar, José Iván Aguilar-Ortiz.

Primary author

Julian Felix (Universidad de Guanajuato)

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