Professional career

Associate Professor at UFRGS & Researcher Collaborator at UERJ

Analyst of the Forward Physics and Small-x QCD group of CMS Collaboration (CERN)

Coordinator of the Monte Carlo Generator Working Group of CT-PPS

Part-time HEP phenomenologist

Research Interests

High-energy photon physics in pp, pA, and AA collisions

Exclusive photo-production in heavy-ion collisions

Monte Carlo generators for exclusive and diffractive processes

Mechanisms for elastic production


Observation of proton-tagged, central (semi)exclusive production of high-mass lepton pairs in pp collisions at 13 TeV with the CMS-TOTEM precision proton spectrometer
CMS & TOTEM Collaboration

Paper: JHEP 07 (2018) 153
arXiv: 1803.04496[hep-ex]

Constraining the photon flux in two-photon processes at the LHC
G. G. da Silveira, V. P. Gonçalves

Paper: Phys. Rev. D 92 (2015) 014013
arXiv: 1502.01352[hep-hp]

Probing the photon flux in the diffractive quarkonium photoproduction at LHC
V. P. Gonçalves, G. G. da Silveira

Paper: Phys. Rev. D 91 (2015) 054013
arXiv: 1502.05837[hep-hp]

Central μ+μ− production via photon-photon fusion in proton-proton collisions
with proton dissociation

G. G. da Silveira, Forthomme, L., Piotrzkowski, K., Schaefer, W., Szczurek, A.

Paper: JHEP 02 (2015) 159
arXiv: 1409.1541[hep-hp]

PRL Synopsis
Observing Light-by-Light Scattering at the Large Hadron Collider
David d'Enterria and Gustavo G. da Silveira

Paper: Phys. Rev. Lett. 111 (2013) 080405
arXiv: 1305.7142[hep-hp]

CERN Courier
CMS sees first direct evidence for γγ→WW
CMS Collaboration

Paper: JHEP 07 (2013) 116111
arXiv: 1305.5596[hep-ex]

The LHC as a photon collider

2013 Nobel Prize in Physics: François Englert and Peter Higgs

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 was awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider"

CERN celebration ( Photo, FactSheet ) :: CMS and ATLAS contributions