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New physics opportunities with heavy-ion collisions at the LHC

by David d' Enterria (CERN), Panos Charitos (CERN)

Discussing the unique physics opportunities offered by heavy-ion runs beyond Run-4 including lead ions but also the use of alternative lighter ion beams.


Shaping the future of particle physics

by Panagiotis Charitos

The Physics Briefing Book of the 2020 EPSSU describes the main experimental goals in particle physics and proposes a bold, diverse and bright experimental programme to tackle them. 

Exploring the Lifetime Frontier at the LHC and Beyond

by James Beacham (ATLAS Experiment, CERN)

As searches for long-lived particles attract more attention, different exprimental approaches and novel theoretical ideas emerge to guide future searches at the LHC and beyond.


Particle colliders join the quest for dark energy.

by Spyros Argyropoulos (University of Iowa) & Panos Charitos (CERN)

A  recently proposed extension of the Standard Model that also accounts for Dark Energy, paves the way towards future collider searches.

Axion-like particle searches at the LHC

by Andrea Thamm, Tom Melia, Panos Charitos

An overview of LHC searches for Axion-like particles (ALPs) both at proton-proton and heavy-ion collisions. 

LHC's upgrade takes shape

by Panos Charitos

The high-luminosity upgrade to the LHC will boost the probability of discovering new physics.

A special Xenon run for NA61/SHINE

by Panos Charitos

Earlier in October, the Large Hadron Collider had a special run of colliding xenon nuclei; a new flavour compared to the standard proton and lead collisions foreseen in the LHC experimental programme.

Colliding photons at the LHC!

by Panos Charitos

Image result for Colliding photons at the LHCLHC is the world’s most powerful collider not only for protons and lead ions but also for photon–photon allowing physicists to study this topic. 

The Lifetime Frontier

by David Curtin and Raman Sundrum (University of Maryland)

Searches for new physics at the Large Hadron Collider have so far come up empty, but we just might not be looking in the right place. Spectacular bursts of particles appearing seemingly out of nowhere could shed light on some of nature’s most profound mysteries.

Hunting for right-handed neutrinos: the new game in town

by Alain Blondell (University of Geneva), Panos Charitos (CERN) and Richard Jacobsson (CERN)

Sterile neutrinos could answer many open questions of the Standard Model. Following searches at the LHC, future projects like SHiP and FCC could be game-changers exploring unchartered territories.