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Particle Physics

Group “Fundamental Interactions”

The particle physics team studies the basic constituents of matter and their fundamental interactions. Its members seek to understand the extent to which the so-called Standard Model of particle physics describes observation and explore theoretical scenarios for what may lie beyond. The main goal is to help uncover new fundamental particles and interactions. This work concerns processes observed in experiments, such the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, as well as the search for the Universe’s dark matter in experiments deep underground. Also concerned are properties of elementary particles, such as the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon, which are measured to very high precision. In complementary work, the team is interested in understanding how the strong interaction assembles quarks and gluons into hadrons, such as the proton and neutron, and how it determines these composite particles’ properties, decays and interactions. Besides explaining and predicting fundamental properties of matter, this work is also necessary for many of the searches for new fundamental physics described previously. In its work, the team develops and uses different theoretical approaches to describe particle interactions, for instance of quarks and gluons in quantum chromodynamics’ (QCD) highly non-linear regime, of hadrons at low energy or of non-relativistic dark matter particles. These approaches include a variety effective field theories and massively-parallel numerical simulations on supercomputers in lattice QCD.

The particle physics team is comprised of four permanent members, an emeritus and a comparable number of Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows. It also regularly welcomes visiting scientists from around the world.

Directory of Members

Bharucha Aoife Researcher
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Charles Jérôme Researcher
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Chiappetta Pierre University faculty
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De Rafael Eduardo Emeritus
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Knecht Marc Researcher
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Lellouch Laurent Researcher
Chef de l’équipe « Physique des particules »
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Parato Letizia PhD candidate

List of Publications

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Journal article
Stephan Durr, Zoltan Fodor, Christian Hoelbling, S. D. Katz, Stefan Krieg, T. Kurth, Laurent Lellouch, Thomas Lippert, A. Ramos, Kalman Szabo
Ratio FK/Fpi in QCD
Physical Review D, American Physical Society, 2010, 81 (5), pp.054507. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevD.81.054507⟩
Conference paper
Laurent Lellouch
Flavor physics and lattice quantum chromodynamics
Les Houches Summer School: Session 93: Modern perspectives in lattice QCD: Quantum field theory and high performance computing, Aug 2009, Les Houches, France
Journal article
Ronald Babich, Nicolas Garron, Christian Hoelbling, Joseph Howard, Laurent Lellouch, Claudio Rebbi
K^0-\bar K^0 mixing beyond the standard model and CP-violating electroweak penguins in quenched QCD with exact chiral symmetry
Physical Review D, American Physical Society, 2006, 74 (7), ⟨10.1103/PhysRevD.74.073009⟩
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