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Advanced Multi-Variate Analysis for New Physics Searches at the LHC

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.
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Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

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Via Enrico Fermi 40
00044 Frascati

Italy

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Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

Participants (9)

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THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

UNIVERSITE BLAISE PASCAL CLERMONT-FERRAND II

France

UNIVERSITE CLERMONT AUVERGNE

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 250 560

LABORATORIO DE INSTRUMENTACAO E FISICA EXPERIMENTAL DE PARTICULAS

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 238 356,36

INSTITUTE OF ACCELERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 201 989,10

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 449 412,01

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 200 757,72

Partners (6)

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THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

B12 CONSULTING

SDG CONSULTING ITALIA SPA

Yandex

MathWorks

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 675440

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    31 August 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 393 361,31

  • EU contribution

    € 2 393 361,31

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy