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InvisiblesPlus

Objective

NEUTRINOS (Ns) and DARK MATTER (DM) are the most abundant particles in the universe. Their couplings to ordinary matter are so tenuous that they remained undiscovered -invisible- until very recently. N masses and DM constitute the first evidence ever of physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. The path to build the New Standard Model must confront the fundamental nature of the particles in the invisible sector at large. Furthermore, for each particle there is a mirror image with identical mass and opposite charge(s): its antiparticle. The laws of physics are almost particle-antiparticle symmetric: an asymmetry in Ns and/or DM properties may be the required seed that explains why the universe is made of matter and not antimatter, i.e. how come we are here, a fact unexplained by standard physics. In turn, the unnaturally symmetric behavior of strong interactions points to a new particle, the axion, a superb dark matter candidate. Very timely, an ambitious international experimental search has been launched on Ns, axions, other DM and Higgs physics with major breakthroughs expected soon.

InvisiblesPlus will be the first transnational program addressing the N and DM properties at large, their interfaces, and in addition the connections of their particle/antiparticle asymmetries with those of the visible universe. It will also complement, continue and specially extend to a new qualitative realm the knowledge sharing and long-term collaboration of the well-established ITN Invisibles. InvisiblesPlus is ideally suited to the task: i) World leadership in all relevant areas; ii) Multidisciplinarity; iii) Key theorists and experimentalists; iv) XENON, Fermilab, CERN, SuperKamiokande and ADMX participate; iv) Innovative virtual institute; v) Top quality expertise from emerging countries; vi) Outstanding outreach, vii) Excellent junior/senior ratio in secondments; viii) Optimal in gender balance with over 50% female scientists in charge, plus the coordinator.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/law
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/astrophysics/dark matter

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 288 000

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 234 000
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 175 500
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 130 500
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 130 500
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT ZURICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 135 000
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 63 000
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 148 500
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 180 000
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 81 000
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 117 000
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (14)

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION THEUNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
Japan
Address
Hongo Bunkyo Ku 7 3 1
113 8656 Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOREA INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY
South Korea
Address
85 Hoegi Ro Dongaemun Gu
130-722 Seoul
Activity type
Research Organisations
TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
United States
Address
Amsterdam Avenue 1210 Room
10027 7003 New York
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FERMI RESEARCH ALLIANCE LLC
United States
Address
Pine Street And Kirk Road Ms 105
60510 5011 Batavia Il
Activity type
Other
INSTITUTE OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
Address
Yuquan Road 19B
100049 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
United States
Address
Brooklyn Avenue Ne 4333
98195 9472 Seattle Wa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE COSTA RICA
Costa Rica
Address
Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio
2060 San Pedro De Montes De Oca San Jose
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO
Brazil
Address
Rua Da Reitoria 109 Butanta
05508 900 Sao Paulo Sp
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD ANTONIO NARINO
Colombia
Address
Calle 58 A 37 94
Bogota
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZEWAIL CITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Egypt
Address
El Wahat Road Hadayek October 6Th Of October City
12588 Giza
Activity type
Research Organisations
University of Delhi
India
Address
University Road, University Of Delhi
110 007 New Delhi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HARISH-CHANDRA RESEARCH INSTITUTE
India
Address
Chhatnag Road Jhunsi
211019 Allahabad
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN FUNDAMENTAL SCIENCES (IPM)
Iran
Address
2 Niavaran Sq
19 Tehran
Activity type
Research Organisations
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