Description

The scientific research of the Institute is organized around three Strategic Areas (SA)  on different research domains, each of them constituted by several well-established Research Lines (RL).  The Scientific Committee of IGFAE, on the basis of fostering and developing these SA, evaluates new opportunities.

SA1 – THE STANDARD MODEL TO THE LIMITS

The Standard Model (SM) is our best construction of the microscopic reality at the most fundamental level. The degree of consistency with experiment is astonishingly good. Our Institute is implied on the fundamental study of SM through different research lines:

RL1. Beyond the SM searches with the LHCb

RL2. Hot and dense QCD in the LHC era and beyond

RL3. String theory and relation with other fields

SA2 – COSMIC PARTICLES AND FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS

Astroparticle Physics is experiencing a new golden age, as well as the connections between Particle Physics and Cosmology. Our Institute contributes to the Pierre Auger Observatory, the giant air shower array in Argentina. The group is also initiating new lines in Dark Matter and neutrino astrophysics (NEXT experiment). The corresponding RL are:

RL4. Extremely energetic cosmic rays and neutrinos – Large exposure experiments

RL5. Dark Matter and the nature of neutrinos – Low background experiments

SA3 – NUCLEAR PHYSICS FROM THE LAB TO IMPROVE PEOPLE’S HEALTH

The participation of IGFAE in new international facilities such as FAIR offers unprecedented opportunities to contribute to understanding the nature of the strong interaction in the non-perturbative regime, the structure of the nuclear many-body systems and their astrophysical implications. In parallel, the Laser Laboratory for Acceleration and Applications will foster IGFAE’s contribution to the development of medical applications of this new technology. The main RL are:

RL6. The structure of the nuclear many-body systems and its astrophysical and cosmological implications

RL7. Commissioning and explotation of the Laser Laboratory for Accelerator and Applications