Astroparticle- and subatomic physics
Astroparticle physics is a field of research at the intersection of particle physics, astronomy, and cosmology.
Our research topics include QCD in extreme conditions, particle physics beyond the standard model and high energy astrophysics. Below you can read in more detail about our research
High-energy astrophysics involves the study of exceedingly dynamic and energetic phenomena occurring near the most extreme objects known to exist, such as black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs, and supernova remnants.
In 2012, CERN announced the long awaited discovery of a new fundamental particle with properties consistent with those expected for the Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson.
If hadronic matter is heated, it is expected to undergo a phase transition to a new state of matter called the quark-gluon plasma.