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Dejo a los varios porvenires, no a todos, mi jardín de senderos que se bifurcan - Jorge Luis Borges

ABOUT

 

BORN MARCELA SILVIA CARENA LOPEZ IN BUENOS AIRES

CITIZEN OF ARGENTINA, ITALY, AND THE UNITED STATES

MARCELA CARENA

  • DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, FERMILAB
  • HEAD OF THE THEORETICAL PHYSICS DEPARTMENT, FERMILAB
  • PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND THE ENRICO FERMI INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
  • SENIOR MEMBER OF THE KAVLI CENTER FOR COSMOLOGICAL PHYSICS
  • VICE-CHAIR OF THE DIVISION OF PARTICLES AND FIELDS OF THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY
  • MEMBER OF THE ASPEN CENTER FOR PHYSICS

EDUCATION

AWARDS

SERVICE

 

  • Diploma in Physics, Instituto Balseiro, Bariloche, Argentina, 1985
  • Ph.D. in High Energy Physics, Univ. of Hamburg, Germany, 1989

 

 

 

  • Simons Distinguished Scholar, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, 2013
  • Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2010
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 2002
  • Marie Curie Fellowship, 1996
  • John Stuart Bell Fellow, 1993

 

 

 

  • NSF Committee of Visitors, 2015
  • Nominating Committee of Section B (Physics), AAAS, 2013-
  • DESY Physics Research Committee, 2012-2015
  • General Councilor and Executive Board of the American Physical Society, 2008-2012
  • Advisory Board Chair, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, 2011-2012
  • PASAG subcommittee of HEPAP, 2009
  • P5 subpanel of HEPAP, 2005-2007
  • DPF Executive Committee, 2003-2005

 

 

PHYSICS

 

Particle physics includes many of the most fundamental mysteries of science, including the nature of the Higgs boson, the omnipresent but elusive neutrinos, the role of symmetry and symmetry breaking, the identity of dark matter and dark energy,  and the genesis of matter

HIGGS PHYSICS

  • How many Higgs bosons are there?
  • Is the Higgs boson a composite of something else?
  • Is the Higgs field related to baryogenesis?
  • Does the Higgs field destabilize the universe?
  • Is the Higgs boson a portal to dark matter?

SUPERSYMMETRY

  • Does supersymmetry exist?
  • Does it explain the origin of the mass scale of the Higgs boson?
  • Does supersymmetry explain dark matter?
  • Does supersymmetry stabilize the universe?
  • Can we detect superpartner particles at the LHC?
  • Why is there more matter than antimatter left over from the Big Bang?
  • Is baryogenesis related to the breaking of electroweak symmetry in the early universe?
  • What is the source of the CP violation that created an excess of matter over antimatter?

BARYOGENESIS

DARK MATTER

STRONG DYNAMICS AND EXTRA DIMENSIONS

NEUTRINOS

  • What is dark matter?
  • Is there more than one kind of dark matter?
  • How does dark matter interact with ordinary matter?
  • How does dark matter interact with itself?
  • Can we produce dark matter at the LHC?
  • Are there extra dimensions of space?
  • Are they related to new forces of Nature?
  • Do new strong forces explain properties of the Higgs boson?
  • How do neutrinos get their tiny masses?
  • Are neutrinos related to leptogenesis?
  • Is neutrino mass related to superhigh energy scales and unification?
  • Are neutrinos their own antiparticles?
  • Are neutrinos related to dark matter?

PROFESSOR HIGGS EXPLAINS

The prediction of the Higgs boson, and a Higgs field that self-sources itself everywhere in the universe, was a bold leap by a theorists who applied insights from the theory of superconductivity to properties of the quantum vacuum. It took a collective global effort of thousands of scientists, engineers, and computer professionals from dozens of countries around the world to finally discover the Higgs boson particle in the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN

PHOTOS

 

Mi Buenos Aires querido

cuando yo te vuelva a ver

no habra mas penas ni olvido.

Hoy que la suerte quiere que te vuelva a ver

ciudad porteña de mi unico querer

y oigo la queja de un bandoneón

dentro del pecho pide rienda el corazón.

VIDEOS

 

LECTURES

 

COLLOQUIA AND PUBLIC LECTURES

LECTURES AT SCHOOLS

CONTACT

 

Theoretical Physics Department

MS106

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

P.O. Box 500

Batavia, Illinois, 60510 USA

carena@fnal.gov

+1 630 840 4593

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