José W. F. Valle

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José W. F. Valle (born June 2, 1953) is a Brazilian-Spanish physicist whose research includes many aspects of astroparticle physics and high energy physics, especially neutrino physics.

He is a senior scientist at the Spanish Council for Scientific Research CSIC, the largest public research body in Spain, leading the Astroparticle and High Energy Group (AHEP group) of IFIC (Instituto de Física Corpuscular) at the University of Valencia.[1][2]

He has contributed to the modern theory of neutrino mass[3] and neutrino oscillation[4] whose recent experimental discovery was a triumph of neutrino astronomy, an emerging field which has given the physics Nobel Prize in 2002 to Raymond Davis Jr. and Masatoshi Koshiba. Likewise the discovery of oscillations was awarded the physics Nobel Prize in 2015 to Arthur B. McDonald and Takaaki Kajita. It provides the only firm indication of the incompleteness of the Standard Model of particle physics with important consequences also for astrophysics and cosmology.[5]




Authored a particle physics textbook Neutrinos in High Energy and Astroparticle Physics which has been reviewed at the CERN Courier

Here is his publication profile from the INSPIRE-HEP High Energy Physics database.


  1. ^ "Highlights of Jose W. F. Valle's CV". AHEP. Retrieved 2007-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Unidad de Física Teórica". INSTITUTO DE FÍSICA CORPUSCULAR. Retrieved 2007-11-10. 
  3. ^ Schechter, J.; J. W. F. Valle (1980-06-30). "Neutrino masses in SU(2) ⊗ U(1) theories". Physical Review D. 22 (9): 2227. Bibcode:1980PhRvD..22.2227S. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.22.2227. 
  4. ^ Maltoni, M.; et al. (2004). "Status of global fits to neutrino oscillations". New Journal of Physics. 6: 122. arXiv:hep-ph/0405172free to read. Bibcode:2004NJPh....6..122M. doi:10.1088/1367-2630/6/1/122. 
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