MexiCOPAS 2017

MexiCOPAS is dynamical, interactive and modern school to prepare the next generation of Mexican leaders in Cosmology, Astroparticle Physics and String Theory. The schools start with a basic program on the fundamental language common to these three areas, and ends up with a specialized event in each area. Attendees may find their way through the school according to interests and future perspectives. Details of the program may be found here.

The three specialized events are

Course’s notes, exercises, etc. can be found here

Coarse Grained

Lectures held at the “Jose Vasconcelos” Room (library)

Time/Day Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:00-11:00 Quantum Field Theory
(Mauro Napsuciale)
(Luis Ureña)
11:00-11:30 COFFEE COFFEE
11:30-13:30 Cosmology
(Luis Ureña)
Quantum Field Theory
(Mauro Napsuciale)
13:30-16:00 Welcome/Registration (15:00 Library’s Entrance) LUNCH LUNCH
16:00-18:00 Data Science mini-course (Chris Stephens) General Relativity (Gustavo Niz) General Relativity (Gustavo Niz)


Mid-Size Grained. 

MACSS  (room Jose Vasconcelos): Observational Cosmology (Mariana Vargas), Numerical & Computational Tools (Sebastien Fromenteau), Statistics (Alma Gonzalez), Code Time and short talks.

MAPS  (room Efraín Huerta): Phenomenlogy (Mauro Napsuciale), Standard Model (David Delepine*), Numerical & Computational Tools (Sebastien Fromenteau), FeynArtCal-Micromegas (TBA)

MSSS  (room Audiovisual ): Teoría de cuerdas (Norma Quiroz), SUSY (Miguel Sabido), Standard Model (David Delepine*)

Time/Day Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00-11:00 Observational Cosmology
T. de Cuerdas I
11:00-11:30 COFFEE COFFEE
11:30-13:30 Numerical/Computational Tools
Numerical/Computational Tools
13:30-16:00 LUNCH LUNCH FREE
16:00-18:00 Statistics
Standard Model
Observational Cosmology
Standard Model
18:00-18:30 COFFEE COFFEE
18:30-20:30 Code time
Talk (Ariadna)
T. de Cuerdas I
Code time
T. de Cuerdas I


Fine-grained (8-12 May)

MACSS advanaced program

MSSS advanced program

MAPS advaced program


Public Talks / Charlas Públicas

[In spanish only]

Como parte de MexiCOPAS, se tienen planeadas las siguientes charlas públicas en la sala “José Vasconcelos” de la Biblioteca Central Estatal de Guanajuato “Wigberto Jiménez Moreno”.

  • Martes 2 de Mayo. 7PM. “Cosmología y Grandes Bases de Datos” (Dra. Alma González, Investigadora del Depto. de Física de la Universidad de Guanajuato – Campus León)
  • Jueves 4 de Mayo. 7PM. “¿Qué es la Teoría de Cuerdas?” (Dr. Oscar Loaiza, Investigador del Depto. de Física de la Universidad de Guanajuato – Campus León).
  • Jueves 11 de Mayo. 7PM. “Física de Altas Energías en México” (Dr. Mauro Napsuciale, Investigador del Depto. de Física de la Universidad de Guanajuato – Campus León).



Organizing committees

Local committee

Juan Barranco
Argelia Bernal
Nana Cabo
Hugo Compean
Alberto Diez
Alma Gonzalez
Oscar Loaiza
Gustavo Niz
Miguel Sabido
Luis Urena


Alma Gonzalez, Mariana Vargas


Juan Barranco, Argelia Bernal


Oscar Loaiza

Organizing Institutions and Funding Agencies

Universidad de Guanajuato
Instituto Avanzado de Cosmología
Biblioteca Central del Estado de Guanajuato