The Meritorious Autonomous University of Puebla (BUAP) has been part of CMS since 2005, when its members participated in the testing of silicon detectors, as well as the connection, distribution, and inventory of the optical fibres of the CMS internal detector. More than 10,000 optical fibres were tracked using a system developed by the BUAP; this was the largest number of optical fibres connected for CERN sub-detector at CERN at that time (2006). In 2013—2014 BUAP participated in the construction, quality control and installation of the fourth endcap of the RPCs (Resistive Plate Chambers). Currently, BUAP members take part in the operations of the current RPC system and the development of new technologies for RPCs.
BUAP members have participated in data analysis looking for Higgs decaying in two taus, Charged Higgs (to tau-nu and top-bottom) and Top searches in the one-lepton channel. BUAP members are currently in charge of the RPC Upgrade Coordination, deputy Technical Coordination and Charged Higgs combination. BUAP has one of the largest supercomputing centres in Mexico, and it provides resources to perform data analysis, upgrade studies and operations monitoring.
CMS member since: 2005