FIU professor and Higgs Boson

DSC_4614Dr. Jorge Rodriguez.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Physics

Worlds Ahead Research:
FIU physics professor participates in
the discovery of the Higgs Boson

Dr. Jorge Rodriguez has been a professor at the department of physics since 2007. His research interest focuses on exploring and understanding the fundamental constituents of matter in order to reveal the underlying principles of our physical universe. Recently, Dr. Rodriguez has been participating in one of two experiments at the CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) that famously announced the discovery of the Higgs boson in the summer of 2012. At FIU, he manages the CMS Florida Tier3 computing resources, which is a part of global computing grid used by worldwide physicists to analyze the tremendous data produced by the LHC. Dr. Rodriguez is also a member of the NSF-funded CHEPREO project, a comprehensive educational outreach program to enhance science and math education for minority students at FIU, in collaboration with several domestic institutes and South America physics communities.

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