An ERC Consolidator grant was awarded to PD Dr. Akitaka Ariga of AEC-LHEP. His project, FASERnu, aims to study neutrinos at the high energy frontier of man-made beams, by using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva. It will be the first experiment using colliders for detecting and studying neutrinos, and also be the only neutrino experiment performed in Europe in this decade using an accelerator. The data taking will be held in 2022-2024 with a 1-ton scale neutrino detector, yielding about 10,000 neutrino interactions. It allows studying all three generations of neutrinos at the unexplored TeV energy ranges, extending the discovery potential of the LHC in a new direction. FASERnu will be a breakthrough in neutrino research, making it possible to design neutrino experiments along with the development of ultimate collider machines, such as the HL-LHC and FCC.
Press release of the University of Bern
Press release of ERC
On October 1, Admir Greljo joins the ITP as an SNF Eccellenza Professor at the ITP. Over the next five years, he will carry out his research project "Flavour Physics at the High-Energy Frontier".
Martin Hoferichter has just started as an SNF Eccellenza Professor at the ITP. With his SNF fellowship he will carry out the research project "Strong-Interaction Effects in the Search for Physics beyond the Standard Model" over the course of the next five years.