Instituto de Física y Astronomía

y Centro de Astrofísica de Valparaíso

The aim of Particle Physics is to describe natural phenomena taking into account the fundamental constituents of matter and its interactions. To date we know that matter is made up of quarks (that for example exist inside protons and neutrons) and by leptons (like the electron). Said particles, by their varied interactions, form different structures present in our Universe. For other side, according with our actual knowledge, the fundamental interactions responsable of all physical phenomena are four: gravity, electromagnetism, weak and strong interactions.

In our Institute, research on Particle Physics is focused in two big topics. For one side we work on development of mathematical techniques to evaluate Feynman diagrams at high order, that are usual tools in any perturbative calculation used to study processes that involve subatomic particles. And for other side our group works in hadronic physics in the non perturbative region using different phenomenological methods, specially those based on Gauge / Gravity dualities in Bottom - Up approach and using Light Front Holography.


Professors:  Alfredo Vega - Iván González - Quintín Molina

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