Department of Physics

Selector de Idiomas

Carlos Andrés Flórez Bustos

Office: BD. IP-205
Telephone: (571) 339-4949, Ext. 5193
Web Page: CvLAC
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Office Hours: By appointment.

"The recent discoveries in science over the last few decades have taught us we understand very little of the vast and mysterious universe. Since I started my journey in experimental particle physics, I have been fascinated with the idea of extra dimensions, dark matter (DM) and supersymmetry (SUSY). My particle physics career began with a search for high mass resonances decaying to tau leptons. Since my Ph.D. and postdoctoral fellows, I have searched for these hypothetical particles predicted by several models, and whose observation could indicate the first indirect proof of extra dimensions in the universe. Simultaneously, I have been involved in several physics analyses optimized to search for SUSY. This beautiful and so far elusive model, to its experimental detection, aims to answer some of the most fundamental open questions from the standard model (SM). Recently, I have been working on a new interesting idea to search for SUSY, using events with a Vector Boson Fusion (VBF) topology, which helps to probe compressed mass spectra scenarios where other classic techniques have limited sensitivity.
Currently, I am working with the high energy physics group at Universidad de los Andes, at the CMS experiment of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), in Geneva, Switzerland. "

Academic degrees:
  • Posdoctorado - CMS experiment (Universidad de los Andes, 2013-2014)
  • Posdoctorado - ATLAS experiment (York University, Canadá, 2011 - 2013)
  • Ph.D. y M.S. en Física (Vanderbilt University, USA, 2011)
  • M.S. en Física (Universidad de Puerto Rico, 2007)
  • Licenciado en Física (Universidad Distrital, 2004)
Research Area:
  • Nuclear Experimental Physics and Elementary Particles Physics.
Other research interests:
  • Phenomenology in Astrophysics.
Current teaching assignment: