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Particle Physics in the LHC Era

English title Particle Physics in the LHC Era
Applicant Pohl Martin
Number 126864
Funding scheme ProDoc
Research institution Département de physique nucléaire et corpusculaire Université de Genève
Institution of higher education University of Geneva - GE
Main discipline Particle Physics
Start/End 01.10.2009 - 28.02.2013
Approved amount 324'992.00
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Keywords (5)

LHC physics; symmetry breaking; Higgs mechanism; supersymmetry; standard model physics

Lay Summary (English)

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Lay summary
Starting in fall 2009, proton-proton collisions at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will have energies similar to those of the early universe, less than a billionth of a second after the Big Bang. Experiments at the LHC will probe mass ranges and space-time dimensions at scales well beyond the reach of any current accelerator and will thus significantly contribute to our understanding of fundamental questions related to matter, space and time. Switzerland, also in its position of host country of CERN, has strongly supported the scientific aims of the LHC experimental program and has contributed financially and intellectually in a major way to the construction of the ATLAS, CMS and LHCb detectors. To take advantage of these large investments, the physics institutes concerned have decided to join forces in education and research and to coordinate their participation in international projects. This is achieved through CHIPP, the (virtual) Swiss Institute for Particle Physics. Whereas the coordination of the participation in international projects just needs a good dialogue, education and research bases itself on human resources. The post-doctoral level is supported by SUK in the C-15 program "Swiss Centre of Advanced Studies in Particle Physics in the LHC Era". The doctoral students level is addressed in the ProDoc program "Particle Physics int he LHC Era". To promote excellence and top quality through worldwide competition, the ProDoc creates a teaching program and scholarships of highest international reputation aiming at attracting the best young scientists worldwide to study in Switzerland. All graduates students in particle physics enrolled at the collaborating institutes will profit from this coordinated program. The program will take advantage of existing resources, like local doctoral training programs of the participating institutions, the Troisième Cycle de la Physique en Suisse Romande, as well as the schools organized by CHIPP, PSI and CERN. It will improve the coherence and enhance these programs by creating additional specialized courses in matters of interest to LHC physicists. CHIPP will closely monitor the scientific quality and educational success of the program, which will contribute to the implementation of the most important strategic direction of particle physics in Switzerland, as identified by the CHIPP roadmap.
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Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
CHIPP PhD Winter School 2013 20.01.2013 Grindelwald (CH)
CHIPP PhD Winter School 2012 09.01.2011 Engelberg


Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
135101 Two-loop corrections to vector boson pair production at CERN LHC 01.04.2011 ProDoc

Abstract

Starting in fall 2009, proton-proton collisions at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will have energies similar to those of the early universe, less than a billionth of a second after the Big Bang. Experiments at the LHC will probe mass ranges and space-time dimensions at scales well beyond the reach of any current accelerator and will thus significantly contribute to our understanding of fundamental questions related to matter, space and time. Switzerland, also in its position of host country of CERN, has strongly supported the scientific aims of the LHC experimental program and has contributed financially and intellectually in a major way to the construction of the ATLAS, CMS and LHCb detectors. To take advantage of these large investments, the physics institutes concerned have decided to join forces in education and research and to coordinate their participation in international projects. This is achieved through CHIPP, the (virtual) Swiss Institute for Particle Physics. Whereas the coordination of the participation in international projects just needs a good dialogue, education and research bases itself on human resources. The post-doctoral level is supported by SUK in the C-15 program “Swiss Centre of Advanced Studies in Particle Physics in the LHC Era”. The doctoral students level is addressed in the ProDoc program “Particle Physics in the LHC Era”. To promote excellence and top quality through worldwide competition, the ProDoc creates a teaching program and scholarships of highest international reputation aiming at attracting the best young scientists worldwide to study in Switzerland. All graduates students in particle physics enrolled at the collaborating institutes will profit from this coordinated program. The program will take advantage of existing resources, like local doctoral training programs of the participating institutions, the Troisième Cycle de la Physique en Suisse Romande, as well as the schools organized by CHIPP, PSI and CERN. It will improve the coherence and enhance these programs by creating additional specialized courses in matters of interest to LHC physicists. CHIPP will closely monitor the scientific quality and educational success of the program, which will contribute to the implementation of the most important strategic direction of particle physics in Switzerland, as identified by the CHIPP roadmap.
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