The proposal is the field of fundamental research in Elementary Particle Physics, and aims at the creation of an excellence team in order to pursue the following studies:
(i) An elaborate theoretical study of Standard Model extensions with massive neutrino s and lepton number violation, in association with the generic fermion mass problem.
(ii) A detailed analysis of the implications of such models for searches for new particles and interactions in present and future experiments, with particular focus at the LHC (CERN). Concrete channels leading to novel experimental signatures will be put forward and elaborately analysed.
(iii) A study of related cosmological implications, linked not only to processes that directly involve neutrinos, but also to the way in which the breaking of symmetries in this class of Standard Model extensions affects structure formation in the universe.
The proposed research has a strong interdisciplinary component, bringing together Theoretical Physics with Experiment, and Elementary Particle Physics with Astrophysics and Cosmology. It also combines analytical calculations with state-of-the art computations, using modern software tools. The team will be hosted at the University of Patras, Greece, where the Team Leader has been elected as an Associate Professor after spending 15 years in Oxford, Heidelberg and CERN. The host institution and the team leader, who are both experienced in European project management; will ensure the successful implementation of the project in all aspects.
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