Ignacio Taboada (Assoc. Prof.)

Ignacio TaboadaAssociate Professor
Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy. University of Pennsylvania (2002)
B.Sc. in Physics. Universidad Simón Bolívar (1994)


(Graduate) Classical Mechanics I (Phys-6101) – Fall 2017
Particles, Nuclei & Fields (Phys-4263) – Spring 2017
Quantum Mechanics I (Phys-3143)
Quantum Mechanics II (Phys-4143)
Quantum Mechanics Simulations
(Graduate) Particle Astrophysics (Phys-8803)
Introductory Physics (Phys-2211)


The origin of cosmic rays has been a scientific mystery for over a century. Via unknown mechanisms, astrophysical sources can accelerate particles to ten million times higher energy than human-made accelerators. The sources of cosmic rays are hidden from direct observations because cosmic rays are electrical charged (being mostly protons, helium nuclei, etc.) and thus have trajectories that bend in galactic and extragalactic magnetic fields.

Neutrinos and gamma-rays are expected to be produced along with cosmic rays. By studying them we may find the sources of cosmic rays and understand the mechanisms behind particle acceleration.

I am a member of two large international collaborations, IceCube and HAWC use neutrinos and gamma-rays respectively as an astrophysical messengers.


itaboada -at- gatech -dot- edu
Phone: +1 (404) 385 7679
Fax: +1 (404) 894 9958
Office: Howey Bldg N-116
Mailing address: School of Physics,  837 State Street, Atlanta, GA 30332. USA