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 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. 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 will be some limited funding to support invited talks, and remote participation will be available.

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 Sidelnick (CNEA, Argentina)
  • G G Silveira (UFRGS, Brazil)
  • V de Souza (IFSC, Brazil)
  • A Sznajder (UERJ, Brazil)
  • H Wahlberg (UNLP, Argentina)



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Accommodation: Participants, whose accommodation will be provided by the institute, will stay at The Universe Flat. Hotel recommendations are available here

How to reach the Institute: The school will be held at ICTP South American Institute, located at IFT-UNESP, which is across the street from a major bus and subway terminal (Terminal Barra Funda). The address which is closer to the entrance of the IFT-UNESP building is R. Jornalista Aloysio Biondi, 120 – Barra Funda, São Paulo. The easiest way to reach us is by subway or bus, please find instructions here.

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