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Daniel Tapia Takaki

Associate Professor
Primary office:
6070B Malott Hall


Professional Background

2013-present: Assistant Professor, University of Kansas
2008-2013: Research Associate, IPN Orsay, University Paris-sud
2008: Research Associate, University of Birmingham


2008: Ph.D. in Physics, University of Birmingham
2004: M.S. in Physics, University of Sonora
2003: B.A. in Physics, University of Sonora


Dr Tapia Takaki is an assistant professor at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He most recently served as a research associate at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) at the University of Paris-sud, Orsay, France. He has also spent several periods of research at the European Centre for Particle Physics (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland. His research interests include ultra-peripheral heavy-ion and proton-proton collisions. 

Dr Tapia Takaki works for the ALICE experiment at the CERN's Large Hadron Collider. He worked in the development of the Central Trigger Processor and contributed to the first physics performance studies of the experiment. He has done numerous contributions to the experiment and physics analyses. He is currently the Physics Analysis Group co-leader on ultra-peripheral heavy-ion physics.


  • American Physical Society
  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • National Society of Hispanic Physicists
  • Institute of Physics, UK
  • Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, Mexico
  • French Research Network: GDR-PH-QCD

Selected Publications