Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City is a university in which most students are undergraduates, with an emergent graduate programme for physics and engineering. The CMS group consists of three professors, one technician and five undergraduate students. It is important to note that not all the students involved are physicists, with computing engineers showing a deep interest in working with software development for many of the tools used for the RPC detectors.
At the beginning, the group was involved in the tracking system, with most of the work done in software development together with some Fermilab colleagues with whom a collaboration existed since the times of the CDF experiment. Since 2015 the group has worked on the muon System and is involved in the RPCs. They are working in the longevity studies for the high-luminosity phase of the LHC using the Gamma Irradiator Facility (GIF++) at the Test Beam North Area of the SPS. The group is interested in hardware production, specifically R&D of RPC detectors for the CMS Upgrade.
Another important activity of the group is on outreach of high-energy physics: they were the first group to organise CMS Masterclasses in Mexico and to introduce cosmic detectors to high-school students.
CMS member since: 2005