SEARCH FOR THE MASS ORIGIN AND FOR NEW PHYSICS AT THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER

Abstract: 

Great progress in understanding of our Universe has been possible in recent years though the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). In 2010, a new energy frontier opened up for High Energy Physics with the start of operation of the LHC, where protons collide on protons at the energy of 3.5 TeV each.

Two large scale general purpose detectors ATLAS and CMS, were constructed using the most advanced technology. A fundamental question which is sought to be answered by the experiments, is the search for the origin of mass. This is the first main subject of the present proposal. The Higgs mechanism which gives mass to particles through their interaction with the higgs field, calls for the search of the SM Higgs boson, in the framework of the Standard Model (SM). Whereas, in the Supersymmetric extensions of the SM, for example in the MSSM (Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model), five Higgs bosons are predicted and sought after. A search for other alternatives to the origin of the mass will also be performed. Such as example is the model with Mirror Symmetry which predicts the existence of new particles, the katoptrons, as mirror images of the known particles in the energy scale of TeV.

A second goal of the proposal is the study of New Physics connected with the search of new particles predicted by physics beyond the SM, like the W, Z particles, the katoptrons and the leptoquarks, scalar or vector, with extensions to contact interactions. On the other hand, the project data analysis requires a lot of statistics and high computing power given by clusters of PCs combined with the cutting edge technology either GRID or Cloud PC to be developed by the proposal. Moreover, an R&D section includes the design of 3D Si Detectors, to be used at the next upgrade of the accelerator, the Super LHC.

Finally, the proposal will perform outreach activities for students and teachers contributing to innovative teaching techniques and the Lifelong Learning procedure.

 

MIS 379490

Project info

Acronym:
GENESIS @LHC
Scientific Coordinator:
Papadopoulou Theodora
Research Team 2 Leader:
Kourkoumelis Christine
Research Team 3 Leader:
Markou Athanasios

Stats

I.D.:
589
Mis:
379490
Duration (months):
44
Budget:
600 000.00
Diavgeia:
ΑΔΑ: Β41Δ9-ΤΡΜ

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