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Reina Camacho Toro

Country of origin: Venezuela Currently in: France, Paris General field of specialization: Physics
Academic Background


2012 Doctorate Physics
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities


Reina is a Venezuelan experimental particle physicist working at the French National Research Center (CNRS) since 2018 and member of the ATLAS collaboration of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN since 2009. Reina was an undergraduate student at Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela. She graduated with a PhD in physics at Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France in 2012. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at Université de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland between 2013 and 2015 and at University of Chicago, Illinois, US between 2015 and 2017. She splits her time between data analysis to understand the smallest components of matter, instrumentation R&D and scientific capacity building programs to build the next generation of scientists in Latin-American. She is an advocate of virtual research and learning communities, as a way to strengthen scientific connections between developed and developing countries and modernize the educational system. More information in her personal website (

Research Keywords: 
Particle Physics
Data Analysis
Machine Learning
statistical analysis
scientific instrumentation
Silicon detector

Publications resulting from Research: 

My full list of publications can be found with my ORCID identifier 0000-0002-9192-8028.

ATLAS Collaboration. Combination of searches for heavy resonances decaying into bosonic and leptonic fi nal states using 36/fb of proton-proton collision data at 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. hep-ex/1808.02380. CERN-EP-2018-179. submitted to Phys. Rev. D.

ATLAS Collaboration. Technical Design Report for the ATLAS Inner Tracker Pixel Detector. CERN-LHCC-2017-021. Document reviewed inside the ATLAS Collaboration.

ATLAS Collaboration. Search for diboson resonances with boson-tagged jets in pp collisions at 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. hep-ex/1708.04445. CERN-EP-2017-147. Phys. Lett. B 777 (2017) 91.

ATLAS Collaboration. Searches for heavy diboson resonances in pp collisions at
13 TeV with the ATLAS detector". hep-ex/1606.04833 . CERN-EP-2016-106. JHEP 09 (2016) 173.

ATLAS Collaboration. Identi cation of boosted, hadronically decaying W bosons and comparisons with ATLAS data taken at 8 TeV. hep-ex/1510.05821. CERN-PH-EP-2015-204. Eur. Phys. J. C 76(3) (2016) 1-47

ATLAS Collaboration. Search for high-mass diboson resonances with boson-tagged jets in proton-proton collisions at 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector". hep-ex/1506.00962. CERN-PH-EP-2015-115. JHEP 12 (2015) 55

ATLAS Collaboration. Observation of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC". hep-ex/1207.7214. CERN-PH-EP-2012-218. Phys.Lett. B716 (2012) 1-29.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Researcher at the French National Center for Scienti c Research (CNRS) in the Laboratoire de physique nucleaire et de hautes energies (LPNHE). Co-founder of the CEVALE2VE group, an initiative for the promotion of high energy physics in Latin-America. Also, one of the coordinators of the Physics Without Frontiers Program for Latin-America, a program from the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). Deputy scientific coordinator of the Latin-american Alliance for Capacity buildiNG in Advanced Physics (LA-CoNGA Physics) project (

Workshop and Conference Attended

2018 Barcelone, Spain SUSY2018
2017 Venice, Italy EPS2017
2017 Trieste, Italy AAAS-TWAS Course on Science Diplomacy 2017
2017 Quy Nhon, Vietnam Particle In Collisions (PIC) 2017
2014 Valencia, Spain ICHEP 2014
2012 Quy Nhon, Vietnam Beyond The Standard Model of Particle Physics Conference
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Oct 2016
International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Physics without Frontiers program funding for outreach activities in Latin-America
The program aims to inspire, train and motivate physics and mathematics university students with some focus on science and technology lagging countries, to help build the next generation of scientists. Activities have been organized in Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Argentina.
Nov 2009
Region d'Auvergne doctoral scholarship
Scholarship to pursue doctoral studies in Auvergne, France.
May 2008
High Energy Physics Latinamerican-European Network (HELEN) fellowship
HELEN was an alpha EU program with the objective of train young generations of physicists in High Energy Physics, in which Europe is world leader, thereby promoting fundamental physics in Latin American countries and contributing to the modernization of physics education there. It allowed me to do an internship in the LPNHE in Paris of 8 months. These were my first steps in the particle physics world.

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