Subatomic physics

The activity of the group is organised in four main areas: ‧


The major part of our activity is in conjunction with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) accelerator at CERN where we participate in two experiments: ATLAS (particle physics) and ALICE (nuclear physics). The group has contributed in the development and building of detector systems for these experiments, and takes actively part in operation of the detectors as well as data analysis and development of new detector technology aiming at upgrading the experiments. On the theoretical side the research is focused on model development required to interpret the experimental results from the LHC. Within astro-particle physics the focus is on indirect detection of dark matter through cosmic gamma-rays. We are taking part in the planning and construction of the CTA observatory (Cherenkov Telescope Array), and in data analysis available from observatories in operation. The research within theoretical particle physics has in recent years been focused on extensions of the Standard Model such as SUSY and the 2HDM models, including observational consequences in LHC and astro-particle experiments.