UCI-initiated hunt for new particles at the Large Hadron Collider gets underway

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The CERN research board has approved the Forward Search Experiment, giving a green light to the assembly, installation and use of an instrument that will look for new fundamental particles at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland.
Initiated by physicists at the University of California, Irvine, the five-year FASER project is funded by grants of $1 million each from the Heising-Simons Foundation and the Simons Foundation – with additional support from CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.  
FASER’s focus is to find light, extremely weakly interacting particles that have so far eluded scientists, even in the high-energy experiments conducted at the CERN-operated LHC, the largest particle accelerator in the world.

The FASER Collaboration, including UCI Professors Dave Casper and Jonathan Feng, postdocs, and students will look for new fundamental particles connected to dark matter.

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Symmetry Magazine