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Gerardo Herrera

“Only physicists and poets have the power to glimpse the eternal.”


Herrera is a doctor in the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany. He has been a researcher at the German Electron Synchrotron (Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, DESY) and Paid Scientific Associate at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland.

He has published 260 papers in international journals and presented numerous papers at conferences. For almost 20 years, he is working in the ALICE collaboration in Large Hadron Collider. His participation has focused on the design and construction of detection systems for studying the interaction of protons and ultra-relativistic heavy ions.

Member of Panel Instrumentation for Future Innovation and Development of the International Committee for Future Accelerators. He is a member of the Editorial Board of The Open Nuclear and Particle Physics Journal (Bentham Science Publishers) and the Editorial Board of the Revista Mexicana de Física. He received a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct a research at Fermilab, USA and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to conduct a research project in the H1 experiment DESY, Germany.

He was recognized with the Research Award of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, Scientific Research Award of the Mexican Society of Physics and the Mind Quo Discovery Channel distinction in the Universe category.

Participation in CDI:

  • 2014

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