Physics Across the Present Energy Frontier:
Probing the Origin of Mass
Project overview :
The main purpose of the network is to conduct research on both theoretical
and phenomenological aspects of the physics beyond the present energy frontier.
The basic issue is to understand the origin of the masses of the elementary
particles, as well as the mechanism of the electroweak symmetry breaking.
The directions of research are strongly motivated both by the large amount of
experimental data expected during the next years, and by the prospect of
important progress in several areas of theoretical physics.
The main objectives of the proposed research are: phenomenological implications
of supersymmetric theories, fermion mass hierarchies and the flavour problem,
neutrino masses and oscillations, supersymmetric cosmology, phenomenological
applications of M-theory, large extra dimensions and low scale quantum gravity,
duality symmetries and non-perturbative dynamics of gauge fields and strings.
We plan to coordinate and further strengthen the collaboration among the
participating teams and provide theoretical support to the European
experimental programs in high energy physics.
(For more information, see the Postscript file
with the program of our work.)
Description of partnership
The network involves 12 participants.
All the research teams in the proposed network have been already involved
research in the past and their members have co-authored a large number of
publications. Five of the participating institutes (Greece, Madrid, Oxford,
Trieste) collaborated in the preceding SCIENCE EU programme (contract no.
SC1*-CT92-0792) on string phenomenology. Most of the others were part of
Capital and Mobility network (contract no. CHRX-CT93-0132) on flavour
majority of the teams participated also in the Training and Mobility of
Researchers network (contract no. ERBFMRX-CT96-0090) on physics beyond the
Model. In addition, many participants were involved in various bi-national
programmes in the past. It is worth noticing that there exists already an
mobility of PhD students and postdocs among the participating institutions,
on the research areas of the proposed network. Finally, members of the
network started an annual international conference circulated among
locations of the
participating nodes on ``Physics from Planck to Electroweak Scale" (Warsaw
98, Bonn 99, Il Ciocco 00, etc).
Centre de PHysique
Théorique, Ecole Polytechnique, FRANCE
Service de Physique Théorique,
Centre d'Etudes de Saclay, FRANCE
Institut, Universität Bonn, GERMANY
Physics Division, School of Technology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Padua, Pisa, Rome-1 and Rome-2, ITALY
Scuola Internazionale Superiore di
Studi Avanzati, Trieste, ITALY
Centro de Física das Interacções Fundamentais, Departamento de Física, Lisbon,
Instituto de Física Teórica, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, SPAIN
Astroparticle and High Energy Group, Instituto
de Fisica Corpuscular, Universitat de Valencia, SPAIN
Department of Physics,
Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM
Uniwersytet Warszawski, POLAND
Theory Division , CERN, SWITZERLAND
ANTONIADIS Ignatios, Dr.
CERN, 1211 Geneva 23, SWITZERLAND,
Tel 41-22 767 3201
Fax 41-22 767 3800,
Centre de Physique Théorique,
Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau CEDEX, FRANCE,
Tel 33-1 69 33 47 28
Fax 33-1 69 33 30 08,
Our network had a total of 34.5 postdoc-years available, to be used in the
academic years 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2002-2003 or 2003-2004. There are
no postdoctoral positions still
available. They have been given usually for 2 years and the salary depends
on the place of appointment.
Rules for the appointment of postdocs:
The European commission has the following rules for the appointments of
postdocs. The candidate must:
be a holder of a doctoral degree and aged 35 years or less at
the time of the appointment.
be a national of a Member State of the European Union or of an
Associated State (Bulgaria, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic,
Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein,
Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and
possibly Malta and Switzerland) or have resided in the European
Union for at least five years prior to the appointment.
not be a national of the state in wich the research team appointing
him is located, nor have resided and
worked in this
country for more than 12 of the 24 months prior to the
Network fellows web page:
If you planed to be a postdoc in any node of the network, you can get
some advise by contacting a current fellow. Click here for the present list of postdoc
fellows and some useful links.
Scientists in charge in the participating institutes:
The inaugural meeting of the network has been organized in Oxford
(December 8-9, 2000).
Another meeting was due in La Londe (FRANCE),
``The Supersymmetry-Breaking Problem'' (May 11-16, 2001), as
part of the series of meetings ``From the Planck scale to the
Electroweak Scale'' (Planck 01).
The meeting ``Supersymmetry and Brane Worlds'' was part of the 5th European Meeting ``From The Planck Scale To The Electroweak
Scale'' (Planck 02). It took
place in Kazimierz, Poland (May 25-29, 2002).
mid-term meeting has taken place in Ecole Polytechnique
(Palaiseau, France), (December 11-14, 2002).
The 6th European Meeting ``From The Planck Scale To The Electroweak
Scale'' (Planck 03) took place in Madrid (May 26-31, 2003).
Also, the 7th European Meeting ``From The Planck Scale To The Electroweak
04) has been organized in Bad Honnef, Germany (May 24-28, 2004).
For more information, scientific results and list of publications, you
can read the first, second or third annual report.
Links to other networks working in the same area