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Non Minimal Higgs

Objective

On July 4th CERN has announced the discovery of a scalar particle at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), later identified as the Higgs boson. This scientific breakthrough was accomplished due to the joint efforts of thousands of scientists from all around the globe. This long awaited discovery increased our understanding of the world, providing an explanation for the mechanism from which all elementary particles acquire mass. However, there are still fundamental questions awaiting a clear answer: which model better describes nature when all observed properties of this new particle are taken into consideration? Will these new models help to solve other outstanding problems in elementary particle physics? The goal of this project is to look for answers to these crucial questions regarding our understanding of nature.
In order to address the problem we have gathered a group of people with complementary expertises that range from model builders to high-energy tool developers who will finally make the connection to the LHC's experimental collaborations. We expect that this interaction between the different nodes of this international collaboration will result in a database together with high-energy tools where a number of models will be readily available for testing by the experimental groups at the LHC and future colliders.
The staff exchange will be planned according to the needs of the project. There have been collaborations in the past between some of the nodes. We now expect that the proposed staff exchange will enhance this Higgs physics network, with an effective skills development both for experienced and early stage researchers. Finally we foresee that the project will not only have an impact on European science but will also contribute to bring together different cultures with a very positive outcome for society as a whole.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 85 500

Participants (4)

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE ENGENHARIA DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 72 000
Address
Rua Conselheiro Emidio Navarro 1
1959 007 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 49 500
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 49 500
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE PARIS-SACLAY
France
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Immeuble Technologique Entree B Rte De L Orme Aux Merisiers
91190 Saint Aubin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (6)

CARLETON UNIVERSITY
Canada
Address
Colonel By Drive 1125
K1S 5B6 Ottawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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
University of Toyama

Participation ended

Japan
Address
3190 Gofuku
930-8555 Toyama
Activity type
Other
ZEWAIL CITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Egypt
Address
El Wahat Road Hadayek October 6Th Of October City
12588 Giza
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE ABDELMALEK ESSAADI
Morocco
Address
Avenue Palestine Quartier M Hannech Ii
93030 Tetouan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OSAKA UNIVERSITY
Japan
Address
1-1 Yamadaoka Suita
565-0871 Osaka
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments