The Cluster of Excellence PRISMA+ addresses the basic questions about the nature of the fundamental building blocks of matter and their importance for the physics of the universe. PRISMA+ consists of renowned research groups that work primarily in the areas of astroparticle, high energy and hadron physics, nuclear chemistry as well as precision physics with ultra-cold neutrons and ion traps. Conducting various new key experiments to study the fundamental forces and limits of the Standard Model is one of the main initiatives of the Cluster.
photo: Matthias Neubert (left) and Hartmut Wittig; coordinators of PRISMA+
The ATLAS Collaboration is studying the subtle differences in the energies and directions of top and antitop quarks produced in the LHC. A new analysis, led by MPA Fellow Alexander Basan shows agreement with the Standard Model, allowing to set limits on the influence of potential new particles and interactions. The ATLAS collaboration has published the new results and explained them for laymen in a 'Physics Briefing.'
In order to be able to carry out an innovative research project in the field of detector development and construction, the Detector lab is once again inviting applications for an attractive fellowship.