II Latin American Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructure: an Open Symposium for HECAP

July 6-10, 2020 (by videoconference)

ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo, Brazil



This event will be held online and the Zoom link to the videoconference is


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This open symposium is a follow-up to a first workshop held at ICTP-SAIFR on April 30 – May 1 2019 which brought together researchers from the High Energy, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (HECAP) community and delegates from the Research Councils of Latin American countries and devised an action plan to develop the strategy and roadmap for research infrastructures in Latin America.

A page for the initiative was created (lasf4ri.org) and a call for white papers from ongoing efforts in the region was issued. Over 40 contributions were submitted which will be the main topic of the Symposium.

The goal of the Symposium is to work towards establishing a regional consensus on the scientific objectives for each of the main topics of the submission tracks and to analyze the relevance of the proposed projects for the fulfillment of these objectives.

The Open Symposium will consist of plenary sessions and invited talks with ample time for discussion. White papers will be presented in short 10 minutes sessions and reviewed by the convenors of the respective subgroup. The short presentations will summarize the contents of the white papers and the convenors will put them in the perspective of the LA and international scenario, preparing the discussions to be followed. The sessions will be organised and convened by members of the Preparatory Group:

1. Accelerators and Detectors: A. Sanchez, L de Paula, H. Aihara

2. Astroparticles: M. Subieta, F. Sanchez, J.C. D’Olivo

3. Instrumentation and Computing: H. Wahlberg, R. Camacho

4. Electroweak Physics (including Higgs Physics, CP violation, Flavor Physics): E. Carrera, M. Cambiaso, M. Mulders

5. Neutrino Physics: A. Aranda, J. Molina, H. Yepes

6. Strong Interactions: G. Herrera, A. Gago,

7. Beyond the Standard Model: R. Rosenfeld, A. Zerwekh

8. Dark Matter: M. Carena, D. Restrepo

9. Cosmology : Thiago S. Goncalves, D. Lopez, M. Soares, L. Boubeker

There is no registration fee.


  • Xavier Bertou (Centro Atómico Bariloche, Argentina)
  • Marcela Carena (Fermilab & University of Chicago, USA)
  • Marta Losada (NYU at Abu Dhabi, United Emirates)
  • Fernando Quevedo (DAMPT – University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Rogerio Rosenfeld (IFT-UNESP/ICTP-SAIFR, Brazil)

Invited Speakers

  • O D Aguiar (INPE, Brazil)
  • R Batista (Radboud University, Netherlands)
  • N Bernal (UAN, Colombia)
  • X Bertou (Balseiro, Argentina)
  • R Camacho (LPNHE, France)
  • E Carrera (USFQ, Ecuador)
  • F Chierchie (UNS, Argentina)
  • P Chimenti (UEL, Brazil)
  • E Dal Pino (IAG-USP, Brazil)
  • C Dobrigkeit (UNICAMP, Brazil)
  • A Etchegoyen (CNEA, Argentina)
  • J Fabris (UFES, Brazil )
  • G O Garzón (UBA, Argentina)
  • E Kemp (UNICAMP, Brazil)
  • D G Lambas (UNC, Argentina)
  • A Lepine-Szily (IFUSP, Brazil)
  • D P R F Maltez (UBA, Argentina)
  • J Molina (UNA, Paraguay)
  • D Moreno (UAN, Colombia)
  • G F Moroni (FNAL, USA)
  • M G Munhoz (IF-USP, Brazil)
  • I Nasteva (UFRJ, Brazil)
  • H Nunokawa (PUC-Rio, Brazil)
  • E Paolini (UNS, Argentina)
  • F Queiroz (IIP, Brazil)
  • M Rangel (UFRJ, Brazil)
  • R Rosenfeld (IFT-UNESP/ICTP-SAIFR, Brazil)
  • A C Rovero (UBA, Argentina)
  • A R-Wolf (JPL, USA)
  • C Sandoval (UNAL, Colombia)
  • A Sanchez (CERN, Switzerland)
  • E Segreto (UNICAMP, Brazil)
  • J M Seixas (UFRJ, Brazil)
  • I Sidelnik (CONICET, Argentina)
  • G G Silveira (UFRGS, Brazil)
  • V de Souza (IFSC, Brazil)
  • A Sznajder (UERJ, Brazil)
  • H Wahlberg (UNLP, Argentina)

Preliminary program

All times in the program are the time in São Paulo (BRL) which is one hour ahead of the time in New York (EST) and five hours behind the time in Paris (CET)



Online registration is now closed

Videos & Files

#Day 1 – Video 1   –  Video 2     –   Sign-up List

  • Welcome
  • Status of the Process and Goals of the Symposium – Marta Losada PDF
  • Questions in High Energy/Astroparticle/Cosmology  – Carlos Wagner – PDF

#All PDFs

  • Plenary I:  A&D&I&C – A. Sanchez/Wahlberg/Camacho – PDF
  • A proposal for Transversal Computer-related Strategies & Services for Scientific and Training efforts for the LASF4RI – A. Sanchez – PDF
  • The ATLAS/Brazil Cluster: Current Status and Perspectives from the ATLAS Upgrade Programme – J.M. Seixas – PDF
  • Brazilian Report on Safeguards Application of Reactor Neutrinos – E. Kemp PDF
  • Developing the first astronomical and quantum imaging instrument using the Smart Skipper-CCD technique – G. Moroni – PDF
  • Southern Wide-field-of-view Gamma-ray Observatory (SWGO) – U. Barres de Almeida – PDF
  • LA Computing, Daniel Elvira – PDF


#Day 2 – Video   –    All PDFs    –   Sing-up List

  • Plenary II: Neutrinos (Yepes) – PDF
  • Hyper-Kamiokande: Possible Contributions from Latin America – H. Nunokawa – PDF
  • An Andean Deep-Valley Detector for High-Energy Tau Neutrinos – A. Romero-Wolf. – PDF
  • Coherent Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering Experiment (CONNIE) – I.Nasteva. – PDF
  • DUNE in the Report on LASF4RI: the Colombian case – D. Moreno. – PDF
  • Latin America Contribution to JUNO – P. Chimenti. – PDF
  • Short baseline neutrino experiment in nuclear reactors in Argentina – G. Moroni. – PDF
  • The ANDES Deep Underground Laboratory – X. Bertou – PDF
  • Neutrino White Paper – E. Segreto. – PDF

#Session on National Roadmaps  –  Video   –   All PDFs

  • A Venezuelan input to the Latin American Strategy for Research Infrastructures – J.A. López. – PDF 
  •  Colombian Network on High Energy Physics – Input on Experimental HEP – C. Sandoval. – PDF 
  • Ecuadorian HECAP Groups Input to the Latin American Strategy epor for Research Infrastructure – E. Carrera – PDF 
  • Letter of Report on the Paraguayan Group – J. Molina – PDF 
  • LA-CoNGA Physics perspectives for the Latin America Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructure – R. Camacho Toro – PDF 
  • Update of  the European Strategy for Particle Physics – S. Mele – PDF 

#Day 3 – Video   –   All PDFs    –    Sign-up List

  • Plenary III: Dark Matter, Cosmology and Gravitation (D. Lopez/D. Restrepo) – PDF1 PDF2
  •  A Latin American graduate school – The PPGCosmo experience, J. Fabris – PDF
  • Brazilian Community Report on Dark Matter, F. Queiroz. – PDF
  • Dark Matter and Neutrino Physics – Contribution from Buenos Aires to the LASF4RI, D. Rodrigues – PDF
  • QUBIC: Q&U Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology, B. García. – PDF
  • BINGO Radio Telescope, A. Wuensche. – PDF
  • Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), R. Rosenfeld. – PDF
  • The South American Gravitational wave Observatory (SAGO) White Paper, O. Aguiar – PDF

#Day 4 – Video    –    All PDFs   –   Sign-up List

  • Plenary IV: Electroweak, Flavour, Beyond SM and Strong Interactions (M. Mulders) – PDF
  • The Study of the Quark-Gluon Plasma with the ALICE-LHC Experiment. M. Munhoz. – PDF
  • Colombian Network on High Energy Physics Input on Theoretical HEP, N. Bernal. – PDF
  •  Physics exploration with the LHCb experiment [EW/BSM], M. Rangel. – PDF
  • Argentina Experimental HEP Input, F. Monticelli. – PDF
  • Brazilian Participation in the Next-Generation Collider Experiments, T. Tomei. – PDF
  • White paper on Nuclear Science in Brazil, A.L-Szily. – PDF
  • Tau physics at Belle II, E. de la Cruz Burelo – PDF

#Day 5 – Video   –   All PDFs    –    Sign-up List

  • Plenary V: Astro (F. Sanchez) – PDF
  • The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), E. Dal Pino. – PDF
  • ASTRI Mini Array, Reinaldo Santos-Lima – PDF
  • Unravelling the Mysteries of Ultraenergetic Cosmic Rays with AugerPrime – Brazilian Contribution, C. Dobrigkeit – PDF
  • The Latin American Giant Observatory (LAGO), I. Sidelnik. – PDF
  • The Cherenkov Telescopes Array: fundamental physics and instrumentation, V. de Souza – PDF
  • GRAND: Giant Radio Array for Neutrino Detection,  R. Batista. – PDF
  • Update of Snowmass, Claudio Dib – PDF

#Summary and Closing – PDF

#Detailed Scientific Brief – PDF





Additional Information

List of Participants:  Updated on July 02, 2020