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Advanced Multi-Variate Analysis for New Physics Searches at the LHC

Objective

With the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider, LHC, the Standard Model of particle physics has been completed, emerging as a most successful description of matter at the smallest distance scales. But as is always the case, the observation of this particle has also heralded the dawn of a new era in the field: particle physics is now turning to the mysteries posed by the presence of dark matter in the universe, as well as the very existence of the Higgs. The upcoming run of the LHC at 13 TeV will probe possible answers to both issues, providing detailed measurements of the properties of the Higgs and extending significantly the sensitivity to new phenomena.

Since the LHC is the only accelerator currently exploring the energy frontier, it is imperative that the analyses of the collected data use the most powerful possible techniques. In recent years several analyses have utilized multi-variate analysis techniques, obtaining higher sensitivity; yet there is ample room for further improvement. With our programme we will import and specialize the most powerful advanced statistical learning techniques to data analyses at the LHC, with the objective of maximizing the chance of new physics discoveries.

We aim at creating a network of European institutions to foster the development and exploitation of Advanced Multi-Variate Analysis (AMVA) for New Physics searches. The network will offer extensive training in both physics and advanced analysis techniques to graduate students, focusing on providing them with the know-how and the experience to boost their career prospects in and outside academia. The network will develop ties with non-academic partners for the creation of interdisciplinary software tools, allowing a successful knowledge transfer in both directions. The network will study innovative techniques and identify their suitability to problems encountered in searches for new physics at the LHC and detailed studies of the Higgs boson sector.

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ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
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€ 258 061,32
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Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Italy

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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Research Organisations
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THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
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€ 273 287,88
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Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

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South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
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UNIVERSITE CLERMONT AUVERGNE
France
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€ 262 875,60
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49 Bd Francois Mitterrand
63000 Clermont Ferrand

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Auvergne Puy-de-Dôme
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UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
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€ 250 560,00
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Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve

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Région wallonne Prov. Brabant Wallon Arr. Nivelles
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LABORATORIO DE INSTRUMENTACAO E FISICA EXPERIMENTAL DE PARTICULAS LIP
Portugal
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€ 238 356,36
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Rua Larga 4 Universidade De Coimbra
3004 516 Coimbra

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Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
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Research Organisations
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INSTITUTE OF ACCELERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS
Greece
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€ 201 989,10
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Panepistimiou 30
10024 Athina

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
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€ 258 061,32
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Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova

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Nord-Est Veneto Padova
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ORGANISATION EUROPEENNE POUR LA RECHERCHE NUCLEAIRE
Switzerland
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€ 449 412,01
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Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneve 23

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Genève
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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
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€ 200 757,72
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Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
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Franklin Street 1111 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca

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ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
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Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
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B12 CONSULTING
Belgium
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Rue D'ostin, V-lez-heest 3
5080 La Bruyere

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Région wallonne Prov. Namur Arr. Namur
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SDG CONSULTING ITALIA SPA
Italy
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Via Della Moscova 18
20121 Milano Mi

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
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Yandex
Russia
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Lva Tolstogo 16
119021 Moscow

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MathWorks
United States
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Natick

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