Number of CERN users

64 (January 2016)

CERN contact

J. Salicio Diez

Participation in CERN Experiments


Participation in CERN Accelerator Projects


WLCG Participation

Tier-2 centres (including Latin America Grid)

Collaborating Institutes

° Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados (CINVESTAV), México DF and Mérida
° Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), México DF
° Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa (UAS), Culiacán
° Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP)
° Universidad Iberoamericana (México City)
° Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí

(Only Institutes having signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CERN are listed here. For all participating institutes, refer to the CERN greybook)

Individual Mexican physicists have been working on experiments at CERN since UA1 (in the 1980s). Various institutes are participating in ALICE , working principally on the trigger system and in connection with cosmic-ray physics, and other institutes have joined CMS

In 1998, a Co-operation Agreement between the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) of the United States of Mexico and CERN was signed in order to further develop the scientific and technical co-operation in high-energy physics. An Agreement has been signed with the National Autonomous University of Mexico to co-finance working exchange visits. Contacts with Mexico have been strengthened by its participation in HELEN (2005-2009) and EPLANET since February 2011.

The second CERN-Latin American School of High-Energy Physics was held in Mexico in 2003.

On the occasion of the LHC inauguration in October 2008, the Joint Director for Scientific and Academic Development of Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) visited CERN.

After the visit of a large Mexican Delegation, in September 2013, a Protocol to the 1998 Co-operation Agreement was established on 29 October 2013, with the aim of facilitating the participation of CONACyT and other Mexican Institutions in our Programmes.