Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-IF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Theoretical Physics and Physics of the Cosmos.

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    01/07/2020 14:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Francisco del Águila, from the Department of Theoretical Physics and Physics of the Cosmos at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in 2020 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information: http://sl.ugr.es/0aNV).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. The UGR has been awarded with the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)", which reflects the UGR’s commitment to continuously improve its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 5/10 of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding.

UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking (http://sl.ugr.es/0aw0). The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) places the UGR in 268th position in the world and as the 4th highest ranked University in Spain, reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research. From the perspective of specialist areas in the ARWU rankings, the UGR is outstanding in Documentation (ranked in the 36th in the world) or Food science technology (ranked 37th in the world), Mathematics and Computer Science (ranked among the top 76-100 in the world).

The UGR has 4 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in the Computer Science area. With regard to broader subject fields, the UGR is ranked in 45th position in the universities worldwide in the discipline of Engineering. It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i) taking 36th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe. Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of the Framework Programme of the European Union. For the duration of the last two Framework Programmes, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 18.02 million euros, and for H2020, 80 projects with total funding around 20.6 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

The first members of the current group were hired in 1990 to start a line of research focused on the study of the basic components of the matter. Today it is still the only research group of these characteristics in the autonomous community of Andalusia. The group's initial activities focused on the phenomenology and theoretical aspects of particle physics. In 2002, the group was enlarged with a team of experimentalists. We contribute, as do first-class research groups in our field, to the three complementary aspects of our area: the energy, the intensity, and the cosmic frontier.

Although we can be considered a medium-size research group by Spanish and European standards, we have reached a level of maturity and critical mass to carry out research capable of making high-impact contributions in the main areas of Particle Physics. and Astroparticles. Some of our articles are well known in topics such as Physics of the Standard Model and beyond, Cosmology, Gravitation, Neutrino Physics, Detectors, etc. We are members of large international collaborations (ATLAS, Pierre Auger Observatory, DUNE, ANTARES and KM3NeT). Therefore, our research activities are broad, diversified and at the forefront of Fundamental Physics.

Project description

Our main line of research is focused on the analysis of open problems in the Standard Model (SM), such as the origin of the large difference between the electroweak and the Planck scale or the nature of dark matter.

In principle, the new physics available to particle colliders and astroparticle observatories will manifest itself as anomalies, that is, discrepancies with some statistical significance between the precise calculations of the SM and the data collected and analyzed in the experiments.

Our research project aims to study these problems and discrepancies of the SM based on precise calculations of its theoretical predictions and extensions, and on the interpretation of the measurements obtained by experiments at the LHC and other large colliders, as well as in astroparticle observatories.

Research Area

Physics (PHY)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Francisco del Águila (faguila@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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