Support For The Australian Experimental High Energy Physics Program

Grant number: LE0775488 | Funding period: 2009 - 2012

Completed

Abstract

This project will support physicists in the expected era of discovery in the knowledge of fundamental particles that makes up our Universe. Having participated in developing the giant $1⁄2 billion ATLAS experiment, Australian scientists will be making major discoveries in this era. ATLAS will hunt down the Higgs boson, to understand the origin of mass of fundamental particles. ATLAS will also search for particles to explain Dark Matter, which makes 25% of our Universe. ATLAS will search for undiscovered laws of nature to help us unify our understanding of the forces of nature. Excellent training, public interest, international cooperation and networking, and national pride will be enhanc..

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