• D'Hondt, Jorgen (Administrative Promotor)
  • Dobur, Didar (Co-Promotor)
  • Van Goethem, Herman (Co-Promotor)

Description

To unravel the most fundamental building blocks of matter and how they interact to form the universe around us, is a longterm fascination and challenge of humanity.
Participation in the CMS experiment at the LHC particle collider at CERN provides access to the forefront of this international research. With our recent discovery of the Higgs particle, all elementary particles of the Standard Model of particle physics are now observed. We started a unique exploration of how the Higgs particle fits into the model and our experimental verification of the predictability of the model is unprecedented. The omnipresence of dark matter in the universe is only one of the open questions in particle physics for which we seek answers typically by extending the Standard Model with new particles and interactions. Many phenomena related to these extensions can be discovered or tested with our experiment. The scientific ambition of the CMS Collaboration is perfectly aligned with the European Strategy for Particle Physics where the exploration with the LHC and soon its upgraded version is indicated as the highest priority for the field.
Short titleFWO IRI
AcronymFWOIRI1
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/1931/12/22

    Flemish discipline codes

  • Other physical sciences not elsewhere classified

    Research areas

  • CMS

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