Some people say that a millennial tonal wanders around the Xitla Mountains ( Place of Stars in indigenous language). Noel Alberto Cruz Venegas was born in a nearby small village around Xitla (Monjas, Oaxaca, Mexico).

He grew up in a farm oriented family where the immediate destiny was never in the academia environment. A deep view of Monjas skies from his eyes, convinced him of devoting his life to Physics.

Through his scientific career he has had the privilege of collaborating at several subatomic experiments in North-America. He feels particular attraction by experimental devices whose human size scale allows an extreme detail understanding at all levels. Particularly, the ones with capabilities for discoveries and reverberate the fundamental Physics pillars. Without pretending to be an expert on everything and ignorant on nothing, their interest lives between the intersections, edges and empty spaces along particle physics, nuclear physics, cosmology and astronomy.

Besides being overseas from Monjas (MX, CA & EEUU) for the last 10 years, He have never abandoned his hometown. He leads scientific outreach programs extended through the South Mountains of Mexico (more than 5000 students have taken benefit).

Hot Latino blood has been expressed at a semi-profesional level with Salsa and Mexican Folkore dances at diverse scenarios and people.

Literature floods his soul at night with poems ( here a compilation).

Mexican Honor System 2018

In 2018, Noel Alberto Cruz Venegas was awared the Youth Prize for academic achievement from Oaxaca's president. The award promoted by the Oaxaca State Government Youth Institute from Oaxaca State(INJEO) is the Youth's highest honor from the Mexican Honors system.

It is Targeted to young whose manner, dedication to work or to studies, trigger enthusiasm, admiration among their peers and can be considered example of self-motivation and progress in his community. The academic category, recognizes exemplary trajectory in studies research/outreach, scientific work, technological innovation, books and research publication, conferences given, scientific interchanges and academic distinctions.

Also recognizes activities, contributions and innovations devoted to the teaching-learning process beyond teaching responsabilities.

Experimental Astroparticle Physicist

I am a MSc student under Dr. Carsten Krauss with the particle astrophysics group in the department of Physics, University of Alberta. I received a B.Sc in Physics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. I work on the PICO experiment situated 2km underground at the SNOLAB Research Facility in Ontario, Canada. Previously, I have worked on:

  • The Large Millimeter Telescope Alfonso Serrano (GTM) for astronomical observations at wavelength 0.85-4 mm.
  • The PROSPECT reactor neutrino experiment at short baseline for sterile neutrino searches.
  • BaBar-Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, for CP symmetry violation and new physics studies
  • Latinoamerican Giant Observatory (LAGO), for Gamma Ray Burst Studies.

I am also affiliated with the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute (formerly the Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Center).


  • Salsa with the Stars, Salsa On2 Performance within the ETOWN dance company, Edmonton,AB, Canada, May 2018.
  • 9th “Festival Mexicano”, Mexican hat dance within the Fiesta Latina Folklore Dancers group, Victoria, BC, Canada, Jul 2015

Scientific Outreach

  • 50th Anniversary of the 7th March 1970 Solar Eclipse

    A scientific outreach program of conferences and astronomical observations in the city of Miahuatlan, Oaxaca, Mexico. In mind, evoke their historic memory from the overseas astronomers presence in the city to observe the 1970's Solar Eclipse. The goal fifty years after, promote a scientific culture with the help of Astronomy at all the educational levels and social groups. A total of 3000 people took benefit from listening talks or observing through a telescope (some of them, for first time). Therefore, continuing paying off the millennial debt for contemplating the Sky nearer and stay connected with, again, again.
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  • Crop’s Lights (Luces del Campo)

    It's an outreach science project at the South Mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. Place with abundant maize cultures. Aims to give to the general public science in different colours. Wants to transform the science in a light, such as the fireflies, moonshine and the stars to rural zones. Our utopia, occludes the impending deterioration of prospects in the dream of youngsters pursuing education instead of migrating to the USA. CROP’S LIGHTS tries to transform scientific talks, workshops and experimental demonstrations into a new light. Then, illuminate with thoughts and ideas the aroma, only science can express vehemently.


  • Epístolas en la ventana

    Haced el amor, haced la vida, haced el arte; porque al mas minimo intento de pensarlo desaparecen tal cual las huellas del gigante tiempo

  • La Plenitud

    Nada parecido a la felicidad, el placer, el éxito o sueños complidos. Es aceptar lo que la vida elige para nosotros y el valor de poner lo que queremos en ella.

    Poema: El corazón es


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Hunting the Invisible Universe



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