María Concepción González-García

María Concepción González-García

Universitat de Barcelona

Experimental Sciences & Mathematics

Prof M.C. Gonzalez-Garcia got her PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics at the University of Valencia in 1991. She held postdoctoral positions at University of Wisconsin-Madison and as a fellow of the CERN Theory Division. As early as 1993 she obtained a tenured scientist position at the CSIC of which she took residency in 1996 at IFIC (a joint CSIC-University of Valencia institute) where eventually she was promoted to full Research Professor. In 2003 she joined the Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook University as Associate Professor. She joined ICREA in the fall of 2006. She has written over 100 research papers on particle physics phenomenology, as well as some review articles. She is regularly invited to international meetings and conferences and she has given plenary talks at the most important conferences in her area.

Research interests

I am a theoretical particle physicist. I study the fundamental laws that govern the behaviour of the smallest components of Nature: the elementary particles. I do it by comparing the predictions from different theories with measurements performed at accelerators, where high energy beams of matter are made to collide, as well as in experiments which detect the elementary particles arriving to us from outer space, and which were produced in the burning of the stars or during the reactions occurring in the early Universe. The ultimate goal is two-fold: understand the physical laws of the microcosms as well as how they determine the Universe we live in.

Selected publications

- Almeida E, Alves A, Rosa-Agostinho N, Eboli OJP & Gonzalez-Garcia MC 2019, 'Electroweak sector under scrutiny: A combined analysis of LHC and electroweak precision data', Physical Review D, 99, 3, 033001.    

- Esteban I, Gonzalez-Garcia MC, Hernandez-Cabezudo A, Maltoni M & Schwetz T 2019, 'Global analysis of three-flavour neutrino oscillations: synergies and tensions in the determination of (23), (CP), and the mass ordering', Journal Of High Energy Physics, , 1, 106.    

- Esteban I, Gonzalez-Garcia MC & Maltoni M 2019, 'On the determination of leptonic CP violation and neutrino mass ordering in presence of non-standard interactions: present status', Journal Of High Energy Physics, , 6, 055.    

- Almeida E, Rosa-Agostinho N, Eboli OJP & Gonzalez-Garcia MC 2019, 'Light-quark dipole operators at the LHC', Physical Review D, 100, 1, 013003.