Hayk Hakoyan

I am a professor in the department of physics of the Valparaiso Campus in Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM). My main area of research is the experimental high energy and particle physics.

I am a physics graduate from the Yerevan State University in Armenia, receiving my PhD in 2008. During my graduate studies I spent more than 3 years in Jefferson Lab in Virginia, USA which has a high energy electron beam accelerator with several experimental halls with large scale particle detection spectrometers. Since 2009 I have been working at UTFSM initially as a postdoc, then, since 2011, as a Young Researcher, and in 2014 I was hired in a faculty professor position.

My main research interest is the study of the hadronization phenomenon in the nuclear medium which includes topics like quark propagation, hadron formation, hadronic correlations, etc. I have been awarded with several Chilean government grants, including FONDECYT (postdoctoral, Initiation and Regular) grants as well as I am an associated researcher in Centro Científico y Tecnológico de Valparaíso (CCTVal) and was a researcher in Chilean Anillo grants. Currently I’m a member of several international research collaborations which include CLAS/CLAS12 and GlueX collaborations in Jefferson lab, and future CTA (Cherenkov Telescope Array) and Andes Underground laboratories which are planned to be built on the Chilean soil.