Ivan Heredia de la Cruz


What is the Universe made of?
What is the origin of matter-antimmater asymmetry?
Are there new forms of hadronic matter beyond the 2 or 3-quark picture?

Professor Heredia De La Cruz is searching for answers to some of the deepest mysteries of nature at the smallest scales, in the era in which the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and SuperKEKB probe the elementary particles and the fundamental interactions. A new paradigm may be also required to explain newly discovered "exotic" hadrons made of more than 3 quarks, such as tetraquarks and pentaquarks, representing exciting times for experimental hadron spectroscopy.

Prof. Heredia De La Cruz is a member of the CMS Collaboration at CERN and Belle II Collaboration at KEK, where he studies the physics of heavy flavors at both the high-energy and intensity frontiers. He exploits advanced computing tools and statistical methods (parallel computing, machine learning, Monte-Carlo, etc.) to analyze the large amount of collision data and to make high-precision measurements.

  • Catedrático CONACyT (Assistant Professor), CINVESTAV, 2014-Now
  • Assistant Professor, Universidad Michoacana de S.N.H., 2013-2014
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, CINVESTAV, 2012
  • Ph.D., CINVESTAV, 2012
  • Visiting Research Scholar, D0̸ Experiment, FERMILAB, 2008-2011
  • M.Sc., CINVESTAV, 2007
  • B.Sc. (Physics and Mathematics), ESFM-IPN, 2005
  • Belle II Collaboration, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK, Japan), since 2014.
  • CMS Collaboration, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), since 2011.
  • D0̸ Collaboration, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FERMILAB, USA), since 2009.
  • High Energy Physics Network (Red-FAE CONACyT, Mexico), since 2009.
  • National System of Researchers Level 1 (SNI-I), Mexico, 2014–Now.
  • Desirable Profile for Full Time Professors, PROMEP/SEP, Mexico, 2014–2017.
  • Researcher of Michoacan, CECTI, Mexico, 2014–2018.
  • Recognition of Academic Career, PROMEP/SEP, Mexico, 2013.
  • Member of the Academy of Sciences of Michoacan (AMICI), Mexico, 2013.
  • Recognition of Merit in the area of Science and Technology, H. Ayto. Const. Mpio. Centro, Tabasco, Mexico, 2012.
  • Student member of the Academic Excellence Program, IPN, Mexico, 2001-2004.