Dr. João Seixas
João Seixas is a particle physicist with a long curriculum in theoretical and experimental Particle Physics. In the last 20 years, apart from his theoretical work he has considerably contributed to the ALICE Collaboration (LHC program, CERN), he was one of the proponents and one of the Team leaders of the NA60 Collaboration (SPS fixed target program, CERN) and is presently a member of the CMS Collaboration (LHC program, CERN) where he is responsible, among other analyses, for the quarkonia polarization measurements. He is also one of the proponents of the AFTER@LHC experiment which aims at building a fixed target program for LHC. Recently he was one of the authors of the proposal for a fixed target facility at LHC within the European Strategy initiative for Particle Physics.
João Seixas is one of the pioneers of the use of Neural Networks in High Energy Experimental Particle Physics and has also a strong interest in Quantum Computation since the late 1990’s. He is presently collaborating with the Physics of Information Group at the Telecommunications Institute in Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon. He is the President of the Center for Physics and Engineering of Advanced Materials (CeFEMA).