José Francisco Zurita


The exciting world of subatomic particles is under the fierce rule of the Standard Model of Particle Physics. My goal is to break this tyranny, trying to find new phenomena based on collider (and other) high-energy experiments. I look with particular interest at the properties of the Higgs boson, and also try to ellucidate the particle nature of dark matter.

In the last few years I took an important interest in the study of Long-Lived Particles (LLPs). These arise in many theoretical scenarios of physics Beyond the Standard Model which are new particles (not present in the Standard Model) with macroscopic lifetimes (above a micron) that give very conspicous signals at colliders, and that motivate the proposals of new experiments, e.g: the MATHUSLA collaboration, which I joined in 2016.

If you are wondering about my journey here, you can take a look at my CV. If you want to know more about my research, feel free to contact me, or you can browse my publication list