Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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XLIX International Meeting on Fundamental Physics

2022, Sep 05 -- Sep 10

IFIC (CSIC-Universitat de València)

The International Meeting on Fundamental Physics is the Spanish Symposium on high energy particle physics with the longest tradition. Since its creation in 1973, it has been organized on an annual basis by each of the main Spanish groups in turn (check list of previous meetings). Its scientific programs have included dedicated reviews with the latest results in the fields of particle and astroparticle physics and cosmology.

The 2022 edition, organized by the Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC) of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Valencia (UV), will have as a highlight the celebration of the LHC Run-3 start-up with fresh results and the 10th anniversary of the Higgs boson discovery with the achieved understanding. The program also includes latest experimental results and theoretical advances in flavour and neutrino physics, dark matter, cosmology, axions, gravitational waves, neutrino and gamma ray messengers. Dedicated talks will overview the detector and computing technological challenges for future accelerators as well as for rare event search experiments. The meeting will close with a discussion on the Spanish scientific policy and strategy in particle physics.


Benasque, is a beautiful village located 1140 m above sea level in a valley in the heart of the Pyrenees. The beautiful landscapes and the proximity to the highest mountains of Pyrenees make Benasque one of the main tourist sites in the region.

The venue of the meeting will the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual, a 25 years old facility devoted to the organization of international scientific meetings (http://benasque.org).

Local Topics and Speakers

Review talks

- The 10 years of Higgs physics and other major milestones at the LHC, Leandro Nisati (INFN Sez. di Roma)
- Quark and lepton flavour anomalies, Antonio Pich (IFIC, CSIC-UV)
- Neutrino Physics, Mariam Tórtola (IFIC, CSIC-UV)

The starting of LHC Run-3:

- Run-3 Physics opportunities and Theoretical Challenges, Tevong You (Cambridge, CERN)
- ATLAS+CMS Run 3 operational challenges and first results, Arantxa Ruiz (IFIC, CSIC-UV)
- LHCb Run 3 operational challenges and first results, Carla Marín (U. Barcelona)

Invited talks

- Neutrino telescopes, Sergio Navas (U. Granada)
- Axions and Axion-Like Particles, Javier Redondo (U. Zaragoza)
- Cosmology, Juan G. Bellido (IFT, UAM-CSIC)
- Dark matter, Francesca Calore (LAPTh Annecy)
- Gamma ray astronomy , Javier Rico (IFAE)
- Gravitational waves, Alicia Sintes (U. Islas Baleares)
- Detector challenges for rare event searches, Diego González Díaz (IGFAE, USC)
- Machine Learning Techniques in HEP, Tilman Plehn TH (ITP, U. Heidelberg)
- Computing for HEP, José M. Hernández (CIEMAT)
- Prospects in Particle Physics (Patricia Conde, ECFA, LIP)

Scientific policy

- R&D detector roadmap for HEP, Susanne Kuehn (ECFA, CERN)
- Prospects in Particle Physics (TBC)
- News from the AEI, Domènec Espriu (AEI, U. Barcelona)
- Spanish FPN Program, Pilar Hernández (IFIC, CSIC-UV)

- Closing Lecture, Tatsuya Nakada (EPFL Lausanne)

Local Organizing Committee

IFIC (CSIC-Universitat de València):

- Quico Botella- María José Costa
- Luca Fiorini- Carmen García (chair)
- Salva Martí- Arantza Oyanguren
- Sergio Pastor- Verónica Sanz
- Michel Sorel-Juan de Dios Zornoza

Advisory Scientific Committee

- Manuel Asorey (U. Zaragoza)
- Manuel Aguilar Benítez (CIEMAT)
- Martine Bosman (IFAE)
- Alicia Calderón (IFCA, CSIC-UC)
- Begoña de la Cruz (CIEMAT)
- F. Javier Cuevas (U. Oviedo)
- Antonio Dobado (U. Complutense)
- Domènec Espriu (U. Barcelona)
- Elvira Gámiz (U. Granada)
- M. José García Borge (IEM, CSIC)
- Pilar Hernández (IFIC, CSIC-UV)
- Luis Ibáñez (IFT, UAM-CSIC)
- Mario Martínez (IFAE)
- Antonio Pich (IFIC, CSIC-UV)
- Carlos Salgado (IGFAE, USC)
- M. Ángel Vázquez Mozo (U. Salamanca)
- Marcel Vos (IFIC, CSIC-UV)


Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is 250 eur.

Pay by bank transfer

The registration fee must be paid to the account of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual after your application has been accepted.

Ibercaja (account number): 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193
IBAN: ES44 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193

Remember that your registration is complete only after the payment is made.

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*Cancellation Policy*
A 30 euro charge will be applied for cancellations made up to 10 days before the conference start date.
A no refund policy will be applied to cancellations made after this date.

Bus Transportation

The center provides free buses:
From Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 686, Metro: L3 Palau Reial at 15:00h (Note that the bus stops opposite University of Barcelona, Facultat de Física i Química)

From Barcelona airport ('El Prat', Terminal T2A: on leaving exit, turn left and you will find a police building called 'Mossos d'Esquadra') at 15:30h.

From Lleida, in front of the railway station at 18:00h.

Return buses:
From Benasque to Barcelona airport and then university, departure at 9:00h.
The trip by bus to Barcelona takes 4-5h. approximately. The trip by car only takes 3h 30m.

From Benasque to Lleida railway station, departure at 09:00h.

Bus trajectories and dates:
- Barcelona-Benasque, Sep 05 and Lleida-Benasque, Sep 05.
- Benasque-Barcelona, Sep 10 and Benasque-Lleida, Sep 10.

Registration & accommodation

Application deadline is Jul 20

Further Information.

The CCBPP has received financial support for the organization of scientific meetings from the following institutions:

  • Ministerio de ciencia, innovación y universidades
  • Gobierno de Aragón
  • logo CSIC
  • DPH
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Ayuntamiento de Benasque