The National University of Science and Technology MIS&S has become a member of an ambitious project SHiP (Search for Hidden Particles) provided by CERN (European Center for Nuclear Research). The purpose of the new experiment is to find an explanation for phenomena not described by the Standard Model of elementary particle physics: the existence of dark matter and the absence of antimatter in the Universe. An international workshop 'SHiP: preparation of new experiment at CERN' will be held in Moscow on 30 September 2015.
The main goal of this event is to discuss R&D issues of SHiP project which are relevant to competenses of MIS&S and other Universities in the area of Materials Science. The spokesperson of the SHiP collaboration Andrey Golutvin (Professor of Physics, Imperial College London and CERN), LHCb technical coordinator Prof. Rolf Lindner, and SHiP technical coordinator Prof. Richard Jacobson will take part in the workshop.
SHiP (Search for Hidden Particles) is the CERN experiment to search for physics beyond the Standard Model. Its scientific task is to try to observe the long-lived heavy neutral leptons, which are predicted by various models of new physics, but not so far discovered experimentally.
The experiment is at an early stage. The formation of the collaboration is to develop detailed scientific programs and equipment. It is expected that the final technical project will be ready by 2018, making installation and debugging to be completed by 2022, and only in 2023 it will begin recruiting data.