Department of Physics

Selector de Idiomas

Bernardo Gómez Moreno

Office: BD. Ip-506
Telephone: (571) 339-4949, Ext. 2734
Web Page: Personal - CvLAC
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Office Hours: By appointment.

"I started my physics studies 42 years ago at the University of Bonn, Germany where I completed my Physics major in 10 years, starting from first semester at undergraduate level until I finished my Doctorate and I completed one more year of experience in postdoctoral research at the Ray and Nuclear Physics Institute now Helmholtz Institut für Strahlen und Kernphysik

There I worked as an operator of the isochronous cyclotron and in the study of the strong interaction between nucleons.Then, at higher energies, in experimental high energy physics. Since 1982, I participated in the Crystal Ball experiment in the DESY Laboratory (Hamburg, Germany) in the spectroscopy of the bottomonio (the quark b system linked by strong interaction with antiquark b).

From 1988 I participated in experiments with the Tevatron Collider accelerator at FERMILAB (Batavia, Illinois, USA). I have been a member of the international collaborations E-710 D-Zero, studying meson decays with quark b. I have been a co-discoverer of the top quark in 1995, "the last of the quarks" With D-Zero at Fermilab. I am currently an active member of the CMS Experiment of the world largest collider accelerator: the LHC at the CERN laboratory (Geneva, Switzerland) in search for supersymmetry.

Since 1979, I have been associated with Universidad de Los Andes, at the Department of Physics, "creating university" by teaching, researching and doing outreach activities; Serving the institution for 12 years as the Director of the Department of Physics, and in 32 "Uniandino" years, as a researcher in the Group of High Energy Physics, as a Professor of more than 5000 students in my lecture courses, and now in the Uniandino Basic Cycle course: "Great Ideas in Physics"."

Academic degrees:
  • Ph.D. (Dr.rer.nat.) University of Bonn, Germany, 1978). Experimental nuclear physics.
  • Master (Diplom Physiker, University of Bonn, Germany, 1975). Experimental nuclear physics.
Research Area:
  • High Energy Experimental Physics.
Other research interests:
  • Particle and nuclear instrumentation with biomedical applications.
  • Particle Accelerators.
  • Popularization of science.
  • Experimental nuclear physics.
  • Computational Physics.
  • Use of new technologies in the teaching of physics.
  • Popularization of science.
  • Teacher training on topics of contemporary physics.
Current research:
  • Search for supersymmetry in the CMS Experiment of the accelerator Collider, Large Hadron Collider (LHC), at CERN Laboratory, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Mapping of the chemical composition of materials by X-ray fluorescence with silicon pixel detectors MEDIPIX.
Service to the Department:
  • Member of the Undergraduate Committee.
  • Coordination Laboratory for High Energy Physics.
Current teaching assignment: