TSU physicists received a megagrant of the RF government
A TSU team has received a grant from the government of the Russian Federation to create a world-class center for analyzing the data of the Large Hadron Collider in CERN (Switzerland). The project is designed for three years, with 30 million rubles allocated annually. The project manager is Professor Dmitriy Tsybyshev from Stony Brook University, USA (Hirsch index 70).
This grant will be a continuation of the work of the TSU research group in the ATLAS collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider. In 2016, the University entered the project of the muon spectrometer of the ATLAS experiment, where Tomsk scientists under the leadership of Alexander Khodinov study the decay of the Higgs boson into two muons (the muon is a heavier analog of the electron). Their task is also to upgrade the ATLAS muon spectrometer to increase its sensitivity for recording the decay of the Higgs boson. To do this, the scientists are developing new detectors equipped with multifunction microcircuits.