Paola Arias Reyes

Academic degree: 
PhD in Sciences, major in Physics
Bachelor's degree in Physics
Program Subjects: 
Quantum Field Theory
Particle Physics
Research Lines: 
Altas Energías, Gravitación y Física Matemática

My research area is Particle Physics. I have worked on extensions of the standard model and more recently on models with dark matter candidates. In particular, my research has been focused on the construction of models with light particles, such as axions, axion-like particles and hidden photons. I have also worked with heavier candidates such as Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs). My focus is on the phenomenology of these models, and how to look for signs of their existence (or how to put restrictions on their parameter spaces) using the astrophysical and laboratory observations.