Experimental Physics

The Department of Theoretical Physics carries out research into physical phenomena, ranging from the most fundamental to the applied ones, as well as teaching and disseminating this knowledge in the following areas: elementary particles, field theory, astroparticles and cosmology; classical and quantum collective phenomena; atomic, nuclear and molecular physics; quantum mechanics and mathematical physics, and the relationship between them.

Head of the Department

Dr Hermes León Vargas

Head of the Department
Experimental Physics

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The 30 academics of the DFE of the Institute of Physics are organized into 5 research groups.

  • The GROUP OF PHENOMENA IN MICROSTRUCTURED SYSTEMS, FESMI (13 academics) uses and develops non-destructive techniques based on irradiation and ion implantation of the Pelletron accelerator for the analysis and nano-structuring of solid materials. FESMI has developed portable characterization systems used in the National Laboratory of Sciences for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (LANCIC).

  • The DOSIMETRY AND MEDICAL PHYSICS GROUP, DOSIFICAME (6 academics) investigates the interaction of ionizing radiation and ultrasound with matter and its medical and biomedical applications. DOSIFICAME originated the Master's Degree in Medical Physics and its members participate in the training of human resources in this specialty. The group coordinates the CONACyT Medical Physics Research Network and the Medical Physics and Molecular Imaging Laboratory of the INCan / UNAM Biomedical Cancer Research Unit.

  • The LABORATORY OF BIOMEDICAL IMAGES, LIB (4 academics) conducts research in radiation physics applied to biology and medicine, and participates in teaching activities, training of human resources and science dissemination.

  • The GROUP OF ASTROPARTICLES AND HIGH ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS, HAWC (4 academics) studies the non-thermal universe by detecting cosmic rays and gamma energies of TeVs.
    Instrumentation is being developed to detect high-energy ionizing radiation and its possible application to other areas of astrophysics. HAWC participates in the operation and development of new gamma ray observatories.

  • The NUCLEAR AND SUB-NUCLEAR PHYSICS GROUP, FINSU (3 academics) conducts research in nuclear, particle and astroparticle physics, and develops original instrumentation for basic frontier research (antimatter, dark matter, etc.) and their applications.