Reina Camacho Toro

LPNHE · Barre 12/22 · 4 place Jussieu · 75005 Paris cedex 05 · |

I am an experimental particle physicist working at the ATLAS experiment of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. Comprehensive background in data analysis, mathematical modelling and statistical analysis. R&D of silicon particle detectors and online event selection systems. Several years of experience in creating scientific and educational capacity development initiatives for social progress. I am currently working as a researcher at the LPNHE, a lab of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and I am co-coordinator of the LA-CoNGA Physics project. See my curriculum vitae for more information.



French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) · Paris, France
2018 - Present

Deputy scientific coordinator

LA-CoNGA Physics, Erasmus+ project · Virtual European-Latin American learning and scientific network
2019 - Present


Ecole d'ingénieurs aéronautique et spatiale (IPSA) · Paris, France
2019 - 2020

Research Associate

University of Chicago · Chicago, US
2015 - 2018

Postdoctoral fellow

Université of Genève · Geneva, Switzerland
2013 - 2014


Université Blaise Pascal · Clermont Ferrand, France

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics
2009 - 2012

Universidad de Los Andes · Mérida, Venezuela

Bachelor in Physics

Educational iniatives

I have been engaged in several forms of outreach and education over the past few years: public seminars, physics masterclasses for high school students, guided visits to CERN, mentorship programs for girls in STEM.

Co-coordinator of BrainGain Venezuela

International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) · Trieste, Italy

A program to foster the development of the higher-level physics education and research carried out in Venezuela, through a fellowship program starting in 2019 for professors in the country.

2019 - Present

Co-coordinator of Physics without Frontiers program for Latin-America

International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) · Trieste, Italy

The program brings physics to under-represented people around the world. The team has organized projects in many countries around the world. So far I have planned and led activities in Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Uruguay and Argentina.

2016 - Present

Co-founder of CEVALE2VE

Virtual organization

CEVALE2VE promotes high energy physics in Latin-America through webinars, virtual courses and career & opportunities sessions. Partnerships with institutions in Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador.

2014 - 2019

Homeward Bound Project

My professional and social development experience taught me the importance of inclusiveness and diversity in leadership positions, both inside and outside academia. That is how I got involved with the Homeward Bound Project (HP), a one year long leadership program for women with a science background to learn the skills to influence policy and decision makers about global challenges. The program culminates in a 3-week expedition to Antarctica. The HB aims to create and equip a network of 1,000 women by selecting around 80 women from around the globe each year to make an impact on the way we care about the planet. I am honored and happy to be part of the 2020 team. You can follow my Homeward Bound journey here (blogging in English and French)