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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles/higgs boson
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/astrophysics/dark matter

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32

Participants (8)

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE CLERMONT AUVERGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
49 Boulevard Francois Mitterrand
63000 Clermont-ferrand
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LABORATORIO DE INSTRUMENTACAO E FISICA EXPERIMENTAL DE PARTICULAS LIP
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 238 356,36
Address
Rua Larga 4 Universidade De Coimbra
3004 516 Coimbra
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTE OF ACCELERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 201 989,10
Address
Panepistimiou 30
10024 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 449 412,01
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 200 757,72
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (6)

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
Address
Franklin Street 1111, 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
B12 CONSULTING
Belgium
Address
Rue D'ostin, V-lez-heest 3
5080 La Bruyere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SDG CONSULTING ITALIA SPA
Italy
Address
Via Della Moscova 18
20121 Milano Mi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Yandex
Russia
Address
Lva Tolstogo 16
119021 Moscow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MathWorks
United States
Address

Natick
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)