Overview: PRISMA at a Glance
Decades of intense experimental and theoretical research on fundamental interactions have culminated in two key questions:
- Can we resolve the puzzle of mass?
- Which phenomena will we encounter beyond the Standard Model?
Further progress can only be achieved in a concerted, coordinated and dedicated research effort, spanning the entire energy range, from cosmological observations and high-energy particle colliders to precision measurements performed at low energy scales.
PRISMA Cluster of Excellence offers the unique opportunity to launch several new key initiatives and projects, which will considerably enhance the impact of our research on the field at large. PRISMA provides a venue for a systematic and complementary study of fundamental interactions and their implications for the internal structure of luminous matter, the dark components of the Universe, and searches for “new physics”. PRISMA covers four research areas:
A significant part of the PRISMA funds will be used to construct new facilities:
An important cornerstone of the PRISMA cluster is the foundation of the
which provides new opportunities for programs and workshops across all disciplines.