Following the recent announcement of the renewal of the SEPnet grant for the period 2014-2018, for a total of 13.1 million pounds, a SEPnet reception was held on 8 July 2013 at Westminster, hosted by the Right Honourable Philip Hammond MP. Prof Moretti, Drs Belyaev and Shepherd-Themistocleous plus Mr Barducci presented the achievements of the Institute over the past five years as well as the plans for the future ones.
Experts in particle physics, string theory and cosmology gathered in Spain to exchange ideas at the latest meeting in the PASCOS series. SHEP's Steve King reports on PASCOS meeting in CERN Courier - follow this link for the full article.
Invisibles is a new European ITN project (FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN, PITN-GA-2011-289442-INVISIBLES (April 2012-March 2016)), which focuses on Neutrino and Dark Matter phenomenology and their connection. Experimental and theoretical aspects are also encompassed. The network involves nodes in seven European countries and its associated partners extend to seven non-European countries. Follow this link for more information.
SHEP researchers win the 2012 Ken Wilson award for their work on the "The K → (π π)I=2 Decay Amplitude from Lattice QCD" ([hep-lat] http://arxiv.org/abs/1111.1699v1; Phys.Rev.Lett 108 (2012) 141601). The Southampton awardees are Prof. Chris Sachrajda, Elaine Goode and Andrew Lytle.
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