Theory of Elementary Particles, Astroparticle Physics and Phenomenology (TEPAPP)

Physicists believe that the Standard Model (SM) of elementary particles must be part of a more fundamental theory of nature Beyond the Standard Model (BSM).  The search for BSM physics is the major thrust of current research in particle physics. It inspires a broad range of experimental research using particle accelerators, astronomical instruments on Earth and in space, dedicated dark matter detectors, and neutrino detectors.

TEPAPP research makes direct contact with observations and experiments involving elementary particles.  The areas covered include particle phenomenology, astroparticle physics, dynamics of gauge theories and theoretical aspects of gravity and cosmology;  in particular,  the study of the dark matter in experiments, astrophysics and cosmology,  the origin of the baryon asymmetry in the Universe,  the physics of  high energy gamma rays and cosmic rays, the particle spectrum and long distance behavior of strong interaction in the SM and of strongly coupled sectors in BSM physics.


  • Graciela Gelmini
  • Alexander Kusenko
  • Roberto Peccei
  • Terry Tomboulis

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