I am a researcher at the LHCb experiment at CERN, catedrático (full professor) at USC.

Scientific projects

He dirigido el Grupo de Física de Altas Enerxías (GAES, GI-1490) de la USC, desde 1993 hasta 2013. Durante este periodo se llevó a cabo la propuesta y construcción en el CERN del experimento LHCb, dedicado a la búsqueda de nueva física a través de la observación de quarks pesados en el colisionador del LHC. Desde la USC, he coordinado  una contribución clave a dicho experimento, la construcción del 25% del Silicon Tracker, y co-dirigido una participación en los primeros trabajos de análisis del mismo.

En la actualidad sigo involucrado  en el experimento LHCb desde la universidad de Santiago, como parte del  proyecto de Diego Martínez Santos, con especial interés en estudios de precisión de violación CP,  y violación T. Estos estudios pueden poner de manifiesto anomalías que indiquen física más allá del Modelo Estándar.




Me interesa especialmente  la docencia de la Física Cuántica y de la Física de Partículas. En los últimos años he desarrollado algunos textos que pueden ser útiles en ambas disciplinas, que se encuentran disponibles en:

La teoría de unificación electrodébil: curso en nueve lecciones http://fpmac116.usc.es/Introduccion_mecanica_cuantica/unificacion_electrodebil.pdf

En Google Books:  https://goo.gl/Stikes

Mecánica Cuántica Conceptual   http://fpmac116.usc.es/Introduccion_mecanica_cuantica/MecanicaCuanticaConceptual.pdf

En Google Books : https://goo.gl/qrZz29

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics  http://fpmac116.usc.es/Introduccion_mecanica_cuantica/ConceptualQuantumMechanics.pdf

En Google Books: https://goo.gl/zP4AtH

Curriculum vitae

My scientific carrier has two well defined terms, first my work under the leadership of Prof. S. C. C. Ting of MIT (Nobel Laureate 1976) and his team, with whom I collaborated 11 years in two different experiments. First as a member, at the DESY laboratory (Hamburg, Germany), of the MARK J experiment at the PETRA accelerator, during the period 1981-1984, where decisive contributions were made to the consolidation of the Standard Model of Particle Physics, among them the discovery of the 3-jet events, and the first evidence of the Z0 interference with the photon. Then I joined CERN, initially as a Fellow in 1984-1986, then as a scientific staff member of the EP Division in 1986-1991, where I was part  of the L3 experiment effort at LEP, having being honored to participate in the small team that presented the L3 conceptual design in 1984. My contributions were, in the MARK J, performing the first precision measurements of the coupling constant of the strong interaction alpha-s. In the L3 experiment I participated in the installation of the muon detector, together with the CIEMAT institute, and later I was proponent of the first measurement of the oscillation parameter for B0-B0bar mesons at LEP, using inclusive dimuon pairs.

The second term of my carrier begins with the creation of my own research group in experimental physics at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), after being awarded a full professorship (cátedra) in May 1993. During this time my group, based at USC, has been involved in three consecutive experiments at CERN: the Spin Muon Collaboration (SMC), under leadership of Prof. V. W. Hughes, that performed precision measurements of the polarized structure functions g1 of the proton and the neutron, that are still a world reference for the so-called “proton spin problem” of QCD, yet ongoing. Next the DIRAC experiment, only spectrometer so far built in the world capable of detecting electromagnetically bound mesonic atoms, and performing a precision measurement of their lifetime in the femtosecond range. In the latter experiment at CERN, the USC team under my leadership delivered full construction and installation of two key detectors: the GEM/MSGC tracker upstream the magnet, and the 125 ps Time-of-Flight detector (VH), as well as the final publication on Pionium (pi+pi-) lifetime.

Finally in 1988, my group was one of the proponents of the Letter of Intent for the LHCb experiment at CERN. We took responsibility in the conceptual design and prototyping, construction and installation of its Silicon Tracker, with 21% overall share, together with Zurich, Lausanne and Heidelberg universities, having been member of its Steering Committe until 2013. I created in 2011 a small analysis group at USC, aiming to perform full CPV analysis on a newly discovered high statistics b-decay, Bs -> Kst0Kst0b, that can provide competitive information on new physics contributions from penguin diagrams to the electroweak phase beta_s, in non-charmonium final states. This activity at USC has produced a significant number of LHCb publications and doctoral thesis.

I have been part of various international committees, in particular of the LHC Committee of CERN (LHCC) during the approval time of the large experiments 1997/2000. I created an experimental group at USC of 9 staff researchers, and I was founder, and first director, of the Galician Institute of High Energy Physics IGFAE (1999-2001), later evolved to center of excellence Maria de Maeztu.



Prof. Bernardo Adeva Andany
Departamento de Física de Partículas
Facultad de Física,  Bloque IV,  Campus Vida
E-15782, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Email: Bernardo.Adeva@usc.es
Phone: +34 881813986