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Particle Physics and Cosmology


All visible matter in the Universe is made of elementary constituents such as quarks and leptons (electrons and so on). Their interactions are mediated by particles such as photons, gluons and weak bosons. The theory that describes our current understanding of particle physics is known as the Standard Model.

Research in particle physics aims at a better understanding of the Standard Model (quantum chromodynamics and electroweak theory), and at the discovery of what lies beyond the energy scales that have already been explored. It is driven by the experimental results obtained at particle colliders such as the LHC.

Staff members:
Karim Benakli
Matteo Cacciari
Marco Cirelli
Yuri Dokshitzer
Benjamin Fuks
Mark Goodsell
Gavin Salam (on leave at CERN)
Hua-Sheng Shao
Pietro Slavich

ACHN Excellence Chair:
Kalliopi Petraki

Mathieu Boudaud
Andreas Goudelis
Karl Nordstrom
Sebastian Passehr

PhD students:
Yifan Chen
Gaetan Lafforgue
Ruben Oncala Mesa
Giovanni Stagnitto
Manuel Utsch
Sophie Williamson

Recent PhDs: Johannes Braathen, Marta Perego, Luc Darmé, Frederic Dreyer, Emanuele Bagnaschi, Nicolas Meric, Nicolas Houdeau, Mathieu Rubin, Solène Chevalier-Thery, Quentin Duret, Redamy Perez-Ramos.

The research activity of the Particle Physics and Cosmology group at LPTHE follows different lines:

The group organizes an informal seminar, usually on Tuesday or Friday afternoon. See the program of past and forthcoming sessions.