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The Higgs quest - exploring electroweak symmetry breaking at the LHC

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The main goal of the project is to provide excellent initial training to young researchers in the field of high energy particle physics, paving the road for new discoveries about the fundamental nature of the Universe at a time when new discoveries are expected, and when the new Standard Model of Particle Physics is going to be forged.

The research goal of HiggsTools is the investigation of electroweak symmetry breaking. This question lies at the very frontier of knowledge of theoretical particle physics and phenomenology and, in fact, the primary goal of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is to unveil the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking.

During the period of the network it is certain that the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking will be further decoded and that the theoretical ideas that date back to 1964 will either be confirmed or supplemented through the discovery of new additional particles that contribute to it. The experiments at the LHC have already made an impressive step forward in answering this question, by discovering a particle that is looking more and more like a Higgs boson.
It remains an open question, however, whether this is the Higgs boson of the Standard Model of particle physics, or possibly the lightest of several bosons predicted in some theories that go beyond the Standard Model. Finding the answer to this question will take time.
The outcome of the Higgs studies at the LHC will either carve our present understanding of electroweak interactions in stone or will be the beginning of a theoretical revolution.

We will therefore create a cohort of 21 early-stage researchers (ESR) who will all be in the network for the same 36 month period and therefore be able to obtain the full benefit from the training provided by the network. We request 500 person-months for early-stage researchers (ESR) in accordance with the rules of the People FP7 Programme. The remaining 256 person-months will be funded from local sources.

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UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
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Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
United Kingdom
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 873 367,88
Kontakt Verwaltung
Wendy Harle (Ms.)

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ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Deutschland
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€ 469 986,66
Adresse
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Markus Schumacher (Prof.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Frankreich
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€ 270 844,86
Adresse
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
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Other
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Guillaume Rochet (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY
Deutschland
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€ 234 993,33
Adresse
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg
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Research Organisations
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Ute Krell (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italien
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€ 509 709,42
Adresse
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Gian Piero Passarino (Prof.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Schweiz
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€ 434 015,44
Adresse
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Günther Dissertori (Prof.)
STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Niederlande
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€ 250 646,77
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Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht
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Research Organisations
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Arjen Van Rijn (Mr.)
THE HENRYK NIEWODNICZANSKI INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS, POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Polen
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€ 205 201,15
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Radzikowskiego 152
31 342 Krakow
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Research Organisations
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Magdalena Zawora (Mrs.)
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
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€ 249 514,32
Adresse
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
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Research Organisations
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Euripides Papadopoulos (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spanien
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€ 239 874,36
Adresse
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Maria Dolores Suarez Ortega (Prof.)