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Hugo A. Ayala Solares

Assistant Research Professor


Michigan Technological University, Physics, Ph.D. 2017
Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Engineering Physics, 2011


I work on high-energy astrophysics. Currently, I'm part of the Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (AMON), led by Doug Cowen and Miguel Mostafa. This networks uses the information of 4 astrophysical messengers -- gamma rays, cosmic rays, neutrinos and gravitational waves -- to search for astrophysical transients and provide alerts to follow-up observatories.

I am also part of the High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) gamma-ray observatory. HAWC is located in central Mexico. HAWC observes the gamma-ray sky in the energy range of 100 GeV to 100 TeV. I have use data from HAWC to search for gamma-ray emission from the Fermi Bubbles and also to study diffuse gamma-ray emission.

At Penn State I'm also part of the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos.

Honors and Awards

  • Spring 2017 Henes Fellowship Assitant Award by Department of Physics at MTU
  • Fall 2016 Doctoral Finishing Fellowship Award by Graduate School at MTU
  • December 2010 Honorable Mention of Excellence by ITESM

Selected Publications

Recent Publications