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We study the universe at the smallest distance scales (corresponding to the highest energy scales). After the Higgs boson was discovered at CERN in 2012, one of the hottest goals of our research is to reveal the nature of dark matter.
The mission of the HENP project is the exploration of the behaviour of nuclear matter under extreme conditions and in particular the Quark-Gluon Plasma, which existed for about a microsecond after the Big Bang, and which can be recreated in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions in the laboratory. The HENP project uses the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN and the dedicated heavy-ion experiment ALICE to produce and study the Quark-Gluon Plasma.