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Essential Asymmetries of Nature

Project description

Understanding asymmetries identified in nature

The explicit or hidden symmetries observed in nature are at the root of our knowledge of its fundamental laws. However, identified asymmetries, such as the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the universe and the violation of parity and charge conjugation observed in particle physics, are at the core of its beauty and the explanation of the visible universe’s creation. The MSCA-funded ASYMMETRY project will focus on understanding these asymmetries and reveal the new undiscovered fundamental (a)symmetries. It seeks to explain major open questions. The project will apply a multidisciplinary approach, mainly employing phenomenological studies.


The symmetries identified in Nature, explicit or hidden, are at the root of our knowledge in depth of its fundamental laws. Nevertheless, observed asymmetries –departures from that exact pattern-- are at the very heart of its beauty and of the explanation of how the visible Universe came to be, and what we are made of. Well known examples include the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the Universe and the violation of parity and charge conjugation observed in particle physics. ASYMMETRY focuses on the deep understanding of those asymmetries and also on revealing the new fundamental (a)symmetries yet to be discovered to explain major open questions, and the particles on which they act, in particular in the invisible sector, made of neutrinos, dark matter, possibly axions and other elusive particles. The team is strongly focused on this quest within a multidisciplinary approach: mainly phenomenological studies although we bundle in leadership on key experiments such as SuperKamiokande, GERDA, XENON and key laboratories such as Fermilab, DESY and LBNL.


Net EU contribution
€ 358 800,00
46010 Valencia

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Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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