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InvisiblesPlus

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.
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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)

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UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 234 000

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 175 500

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 130 500

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 130 500

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 225 000

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 135 000

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 162 000

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 63 000

GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 148 500

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 180 000

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 81 000

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 117 000

Partners (14)

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NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION THEUNIVERSITY OF TOKYO

KOREA INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY

TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK

FERMI RESEARCH ALLIANCE LLC

INSTITUTE OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

UNIVERSIDAD DE COSTA RICA

UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO

UNIVERSIDAD ANTONIO NARINO

ZEWAIL CITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

University of Delhi

HARISH-CHANDRA RESEARCH INSTITUTE

INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN FUNDAMENTAL SCIENCES (IPM)

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 690575

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2016

  • End date

    31 January 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 322 000

  • EU contribution

    € 2 070 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID

Spain