Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Tuominen, Kimmo I
Organisation University of Helsinki
Project title Particle cosmology beyond the Standard Model
Decision No. 310130
Decision date 20.06.2017
Funding,period 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021
Funding 595 348
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Project description
The Standard Model of elementary particle interactions, cosmic inflation and dominance of dark matter over the luminous one are observationally well established paradigms of our understanding of nature. Hower, there are no observational clues how these are interconnected. In particular, there is no proper particle physics context for inflation or dark matter. In this project we use the present tight network of experiments and observations to test and constrain particle physics models with respect to the full cosmological and astrophysical context. We will improve the present understanding by patching together the pieces of puzzles in observations which have so far mostly considered only in isolation of each other. Our results will contribute to the identification of relevant features and pave the way to the new Standard Model of elementary particle interactions and cosmology.