HECAP

High Energy, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

Contacts:

From string theory to physics at large energy colliders, from neutrino phenomenology to alternative cosmologies.

The High Energy, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (HECAP) section at ICTP is studying some of the most exciting areas in physics today, from string theory to physics at large energy colliders, from neutrino phenomenology to alternative cosmologies.

HECAP collaborates closely with the staff of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), the Department of Theoretical Physics of Trieste University, and with the physicists of the Trieste section of the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN).

 

 

News

Seminars view all

» Novel Approaches to Galaxy Clustering

» Joint ICTP/SISSA String Seminars: T Tbar deformed CFT as a non-critical string theory

» Joint ICTP/SISSA String Seminars: Modular Bootstrap and 't Hooft Anomaly

» Complexity and Behind the Horizon Cutoff

Activities view all

» Spring School on Superstring Theory and Related Topics | (smr 3276)

» Advanced Workshop on Accelerating the Search for Dark Matter with Machine Learning | (smr 3280)

» Interpreting the LHC Run 2 Data and Beyond | (smr 3228)

» Summer School on Particle Physics | (smr 3300)

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Opportunities

Research and Visiting Opportunities

The HECAP section has research and visitors' programmes mostly aimed at scientists from developing countries.

Research: Director's Office

String Phenomenology and Cosmology

The main motivation to study string theory is because it promises to provide a framework to unify all matter and interactions, including gravity, in a consistent theory. Despite the intrinsic difficulty of dealing with a theory that manifests itself at scales as high as the Planck mass, for more than 25 years there has been continuous progress in order to connect string theory and low-energy physics. This refers to extensions of the Standard Model of particle physics and cosmology that could lead to some observable implications.

Research Topics

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