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INVISIBLES

Objective

"NEUTRINOS AND DARK MATTER are the most abundant particles in the universe and yet they remained unnoticed -invisible- for a long time, due to their tenuous couplings to the ordinary matter we are composed of.

Neutrino masses inferred from neutrino oscillations and the existence of dark matter constitute the first evidence ever of particle physics beyond the Standard Model. A wide experimental program focused on the properties of both type of particles is imminent and major breakthroughs are expected soon. The road to build the New Standard Model of particle physics is open: the theory must encompass the nature and properties of neutrinos and dark matter, besides those of ordinary matter.

The mission of INVISIBLES ITN is to form the new generation of young researchers which will accomplish this task.
It will focus on neutrino and dark matter phenomenology and their connection, with the indispensable link to experiment and a deep understanding of theoretical and astroparticle issues. It will be the first transnational program on these topics, exploiting the capital investment in new experimental facilities and overcoming the fragmentation of the research effort.

INVISIBLES ITN is uniquely placed to achieve its goal: i) World-leadership in all relevant scientific areas; ii) A novel multidisciplinary approach fostering the neutrino-dark matter synergy; iii) In addition to theorists, inclusion of key experimentalists; theory-experiment cross training is a unique characteristic of this ITN; iv) Outstanding training record; v) CERN, Fermilab, XENON and SuperKamiokande -the four major experimental players- as partners; vi) Partnership with the world-leader research-related industry and cutting-edge technology transfer; vii) Strong outreach and communication program, with two dedicated companies; viii) Top-quality expertise from emergent countries; ix) Optimal in gender balance and role models, with over 60% female and mostly junior international leaders as coordinators."

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Spain

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mª Carmen Puerta (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 719 569,94

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 502 222,62
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wendy Harle (Ms.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 193 498,80
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bodil Mølgaard (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 423 492,28
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michèle Saumon (Ms.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 151 083,89
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Günter Sparn (Dr.)
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGEN STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 151 083,89
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nadja Daghbouche (Ms.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 573 734,70
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Luisa Iacono (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 152 136,60
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xavier Gutierrez (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 342 306,80
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angeles Sanchis Polo (Ms.)
University of Zurich
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 353 573
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laura Baudis (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 261 200,50
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yan Qiao (Ms.)