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About us

Full Partners
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid UAM
Belen Gavela (Coordinator)

University of Durham UDUR
Silvia Pascoli

Aarhus Universitet AU
Steen Hannestad

Asmaa Abada

Max Planck Gesellschaft MPG
Manfred Lindner

University of Goettingen-DESY UGOE
Laura Covi

Stefano Rigolin

Universidad de Barcelona UB
Concepcion Gonzalez Garcia
Universidad de Valencia
Pilar Hernandez

University of Zurich
Laura Baudis

University of Southampton
Steve King

Associated Partners
University of Tokyo
Takaaki Kajita

Elena Wildner

Columbia University
Elena Aprile

Fermi National Laboratory
Stephen Parke

Harvard University
Lisa Randall

Stony Brook University
Concha Gonzalez Garcia


Stockholm University
Thomas Schwetz-Mangold


Universidade de Sao Paulo
Renata Zukanovich Funchal

Universidad Antonio Nariño
Marta Losada

Zewail City
Shaaban Khalil

University of Delhi
Brajesh Choudhary

Harish Chandra Research Institute
Sandhya Choubey

Inst. for Research in Fundamental Science
Yasaman Farzan

Hamamatsu Photonics
Yuji Yoshizawa
GMV Aerospace and Defense
Ana Curiel
Max Robinson
Enrico Balli

Friends of Invisibles

Membership of this group is open to organisations interested in being part of the network on an informal basis. There will be opportunities to share information, learn about project developments, workshops and activities, and to collaborate with members of our ITN.

Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics
Marc Schumann
Arizona State University
Cecilia Lunardini
Centro Atómico Bariloche
Esteban Roulet
Duke University
Chris Walter

Heidelberg University
Joerg Jaeckel

Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yu-Feng Zhou

KTH, Sweden
Mattias Blennow

Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, India
Sanjib Kumar Agarwalla (Assistant Professor)
National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics (NICPB)
Martii Raidal

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Graciela Gelmini

The University of Edinburgh
Alex Murphy

Tokyo Metropolitan University
Osamu Yasuda
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Thomas Hambye
University of California, Irvine
Mu-Chun Chen

University of Washington
Ann Nelson

The Ohio State University
John Beacom

School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Poonam Mehta

PUCP Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Joel Jones-Pérez

*First line left to right: Valerie Domcke, Maria Archidiacono, Nassim Bozorgnia, Ninetta Saviano, Valetina de Romeri, Ilaria Brivio, Marija Kekic and Daniel Mayani.
*Second line left to right: Johannes Bergström, Takashi Toma, Michele Lucente, Aaron Vincent, Pedro Machado, Mark Ross-Lonergan, Thomas Neder, Giorgio Arcadi, Kirill Kanshin, Peter Barrow and Miguel Hierro.  

Invisibles is a European ITN project (FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN), 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.


Neutrinos and Dark Matter are the most abundant particles in the universe and yet they remained unnoticed -invisible- until recently, due to their tenuous couplings to the ordinary matter we are composed of. Neutrino masses inferred from neutrino oscillations and the existence of dark matter constitute the first evidence ever of particle physics beyond the Standard Model. A wide experimental program focused on the properties of both type of particles is underway and key new results are becoming available. The road to build the New Standard Model of particle physics is open: a theory which must encompass the nature and properties of neutrinos and dark matter, besides those of ordinary matter. The mission of Invisibles ITN is to form the new generation of young researchers which will accomplish this task. This is the first transnational program, overcoming the European fragmentation on these topics.


Invisibles ITN is uniquely placed to achieve this task:

  1. World-leadership in all relevant scientific areas is present
  2. A novel multidisciplinary approach fostering the neutrino-dark matter synergy
  3. In addition to theorists, it includes neutrino and dark matter experimentalists; theory-experiment cross training is a unique characteristic of this ITN
  4. Outstanding training record
  5. Partnership with world-leader research-related industry
  6. Strong expertise in outreach and communication with two dedicated companies
  7. Optimal in gender balance and role models, with over 60% female and mostly junior international leaders as coordinators.

This European project will provide funding for PhD and young postdoc positions from 2012


For a list of network members (at full or associated partners) and friends of the network, please click here.