Universe - Prof. Francesco Sannino
This Universe unit is identified with the Centre for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology - CP³-Origins which has been established by the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF) and opened on the 1st of September 2009 at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. CP³-Origins is a leading centre of excellence for theoretical particle physics phenomenology and cosmology of the Nordic countries.
We aim to exploit experimental results, supercomputers and our theoretical expertise to make the next big leap in particle physics:
Uncovering the origin of bright and dark side of the universe.
We will also contribute in other equally relevant quests such as unveiling the phase diagram of strongly interacting theories.
Our current understanding of nature fails to explain the origin of dark matter or why matter dominates over antimatter, i.e. why there is something rather than nothing in the universe, and why or what has driven the period of fast expansion of the universe. The origins of dark and bright matter, and of the inflationary mechanism are intimately connected to these fundamental questions, making these problems central in physics.
CP³-Origins is designed to have a multidisciplinary focus. The disciplines of advanced mathematics, computer science and particle physics already synergize at the centre.