The Revolutions to Come

Mankind’s greatest achievements have come from the inner curiosity to know how the world works giving rise to new ways of thinking and changes in perception. Everything we see and even things we don’t see are combinations of a handful of elementary particles. We live in a particle universe. Imminent explorations of the innermost structure of nature will soon lead to unprecedented heights in scientific discoveries, inventions and technological advancement. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is the most ambitious scientific experiment in the world, and will set the agenda of particle physics for, at least, the next decade. It accelerates two beams of protons, in opposite directions around a 27km underground tunnel, until they reach almost the speed of light. The particles are then collided creating energies higher than ever before.

We aim to exploit the synergy between supercomputers and our theoretical expertise to have a quantitative impact on the next big leap in particle physics:

Uncovering the origin of mass of all elementary particles.

The origin of mass problem is intimately connected to the Fermi energy scale which will be investigated at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. It is likely that the fundamental mechanism behind the origin of mass will also shed light on the origin of dark matter in the universe. Our models can naturally explain the origins of bright and dark mass.
The problem of the origin of mass is one of the most important problems in theoretical physics.

Project Objectives

The overall aim of the STRONGBSM network is to boost career perspectives of early-stage researches (ESR) and young experienced researchers (ER) within the extremely competitive and highly demanding field of particle physics now working at the highest energy frontier ever reached by humans. We will prepare a new generation of world leaders for both the academic and the private sectors. The cocktail of strong academic and powerful industrial partners will further make research career more attractive to young minds. This will be achieved via a trans-national research training throughout Member States and Associated countries as well as our trans-ocean collaborations.
Two relevant extensions of the standard model of particle interactions stand out in the quest for a more fundamental theory at the Fermi scale: Technicolor and Supersymmetry.
We aim at using and developing analytic and numerical (lattice) approaches which make use of supercomputers to study the nonperturbative properties of these theories. Using the knowledge of the gauge dynamics acquired we will also make further predictions for collider physics and cosmology. These types of theories may play a key role in interpreting anticipated results from the Large Hadron Collider LHC and results from satellites and earth based experiments for cosmology.