Prof. Carlos Argüelles visits IFIC from 11th to 15th March 2024

Mar, 12/03/2024 - 12:29

Prof. Carlos Argüelles from Harvard University (USA) visits IFIC from 11th to 15th March 2024.

Professor Argüelles has been an Assistant Professor at Harvard University since 2020. Their career began as an undergraduate and master in physics student at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, working on neutrino phenomenology. During their master's, they were a Fermilab Theory Latin American Fellow under the co-supervision of Prof. Joachim Kopp and Prof. Marcela Carena. Following that, they did their PhD at the University of Wisconsin Madison under the supervision of Prof. Francis Halzen, where they performed the first search for light sterile neutrinos with IceCube. Later, they were a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Prof. Janet Conrad’s group, where they continued to work on searches for new physics high-energy energy atmospheric and astrophysical neutrinos. During this time, they were a lead author of the High-energy Starting Event 7.5 year analysis, where the first astrophysical tau neutrino was detected. Prof. Argüelles has earned several awards over the years. They were named the 2021 Sloan Research Fellow, the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Young Scientist in Astrophysics in 2021; they were listed as the Science News SN10: Scientist to Watch, and were selected by Popular Science in their Brilliant 10 list. Finally, Prof. Argüelles earned the NSF CAREER Award in 2023, was named a Packard Fellow of Science and Engineering in 2023, and, more recently, they were named a 2024 Cottrell Scholar for their contributions to physics education.

At the IFIC Colloquia on March 14th at 12h30 (Europe/Madrid) Prof. Argüelles will give a talk entitled: "High-energy neutrinos: a new trail towards new physics". More information about the talk can be found here:

The office at IFIC is 14.3