Education & Certifications

  • PhD, Queen's University, Physics (2022)
  • Undergrad, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Physics (2017)

Work Experience

  • Research Associate, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (October 1, 2022 - Present)

    Elementary Particle Theory Group, Fundamental Physics Directorate.


    Menlo Park CA

  • Research Associate, Queen's University (May 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022)

    Dept. of Physics, Eng. Physics and Astronomy & McDonald Institute for Astroparticle Physics


    Kingston, ON, Canada

All Publications

  • Accelerating composite dark matter discovery with nuclear recoils and the Migdal effect PHYSICAL REVIEW D Acevedo, J. F., Bramante, J., Goodman, A. 2022; 105 (2)
  • Warming nuclear pasta with dark matter: kinetic and annihilation heating of neutron star crusts JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS Acevedo, J. F., Bramante, J., Leane, R. K., Raj, N. 2020
  • Milky Way White Dwarfs as Sub-GeV to Multi-TeV Dark Matter Detectors Acevedo, J. F., Leane, R. K., Santos-Olmsted, L. arXiv. 2023 29
  • Mineral Detection of Neutrinos and Dark Matter. A whitepaper arXiv Baum, S., et al 2023: 113
  • Dark Matter-Induced Baryonic Feedback in Galaxies Acevedo, J. F., Boukhtouchen, Y., An, H., Bramante, J., Richardson, M., Sansom, L. arXiv. 2023 17
  • ino and Gamma-Ray Signatures of Inelastic Dark Matter Annihilating outside Neutron StarsNeutr arXiv Acevedo, J. F., et al 2023: 19
  • Diffuse x-ray and gamma-ray limits on boson stars that interact with nuclei Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics Acevedo, J. F., Bhoonah, A., Bramante, J. 2022
  • Nuclear fusion inside dark matter PHYSICAL REVIEW D Acevedo, J. F., Bramante, J., Goodman, A. 2021; 103 (12)
  • Dark matter, destroyer of worlds: neutrino, thermal, and existential signatures from black holes in the Sun and Earth JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS Acevedo, J. F., Bramante, J., Goodman, A., Kopp, J., Opferkuch, T. 2021
  • Old Rocks, New Limits: Excavated Ancient Mica Searches For Dark Matter Acevedo, J., Bramante, J., Goodman, A. arXiv e-print. 2021 21 pages, 4 figures


    Minerals excavated from the Earth's crust contain gigayear-long astroparticle records, which can be read out using acid etching and microscopy, providing unmatched sensitivity to high mass dark matter. A roughly millimetre size slab of 500 million year old muscovite mica, calibrated and analyzed by Snowden-Ifft et al.~in 1990, revealed no signs of dark matter recoils and placed competitive limits on the nuclear interactions for sub-TeV mass dark matter. A different analysis of larger mica slabs in 1986 by Price and Salamon searched for strongly interacting monopoles. After implementing a detailed treatment of Earth's overburden, we utilize these ancient etched mica data to obtain new bounds on high mass dark matter interactions with nuclei.

    arXiv e-print: 2105.06473
  • Supernovae sparked by dark matter in white dwarfs PHYSICAL REVIEW D Acevedo, J. F., Bramante, J. 2019; 100 (4)
  • Front propagation dynamics: Qualitative differences revealed by very high intensity fluctuations PHYSICAL REVIEW E Mangioni, S. E., Fernandez Acevedo, J. 2018; 98 (5)
  • Limiting the stroke of a Schmitt trigger with multiplicative noise PHYSICAL REVIEW E Zarza, G. A., Mangioni, S. E., Fernandez Acevedo, J., Deza, R. R. 2017; 95 (5): 052143


    We have devised an experiment whereby a bistable system is confined away from its deterministic attractors by means of multiplicative noise. Together with previous numerical results, our experimental results validate the hypothesis that the higher the slope of the noise's multiplicative factor, the more it shifts the stationary states.

    View details for DOI 10.1103/PhysRevE.95.052143

    View details for Web of Science ID 000402019600005

    View details for PubMedID 28618519