About me

Iván Caicedo

Institute / Organization: Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics - CTU in Prague.

Working field: Characterization, testing and data analysis of Medipix-based detector arrays to measure the composition and spectral characteristics of mixed radiation fields in space and particle physics' experiments.

ESR number: 7

Nationality: Colombian

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  • Bachelor in Physics: Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) 2006-2010
  • Master of Science in Physics: Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) 2011-2013

Current work

  • Analysis of directional and spectroscopic information from events registered by Timepix devices located at the International Space Station and SATRAM Unit in the PROBA-V Satellite (https://directory.eoportal.org/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/p/proba-v).
  • Assembly and characterization of the Timepix detector arrays to be installed during the upgrade of the ATLAS-MPX detector network.
  • Testing and characterization of Timepix 3.
  • Research on the interaction of light and heavy ions with Timepix devices.

Meetings, Conferences, Presentations

  • 8th European Conference on Medical Physics. Athens, September 2014.
  • 3rd ARDENT Workshop. Schwazenbruck, September 2014.
  • Precision, speed and flexibility: Symposium on new radiation detection concepts for ion beam radiotherapy. Heidelberg, October 2014.
  • 2014 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and Room Temperature Semiconductor Detectors Meeting. Seattle, November 2014.


  • ARDENT Project Management and Entrepeneurship course. ARDENT Initiative at CERN, 2014.
  • Summer School on Neutron Detectors and Related Applications. University of Trento, 2014.
  • Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Physics School on Ionizing Radiation and Protection of Man. German Physical Society and Helmholtz Zentrum München, 2014.


  • On their way.

  • Other

  • Master Thesis: "Visualization of primary and secondary radiation in hadron therapy using the Timepix hybrid pixel detector"

  • Secondments

  • On their way.

  • Languages

    Spanish (Native speaker). English (Very Good). German (Basic). Czech (Beginner).


    My interests

    I love music. Many of my daily activities tend to be accompanied by some sound in the background. From time to time I scrobble what I'm listening to this profile: http://www.lastfm.es/user/idcs0906 .

    I like a lot of stuff related to Science-Fiction and Fantasy (Books, Graphic novels, TV Series, Movies, etc.) and boardgames.

    Regarding other matters: I enjoy hiking, visiting archaeological/historical sites, taking photographs and playing guitar at an amateur level. Lately, I have also found a special interest on swimming.