This is the official page of the research team "InterLeptons" at the High Energy Physics Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The team, led by Dr. Gianluca Inguglia, is funded under the grant agreement nr. 947006 of the Starting Grant award offered by the European Research Council (ERC). The research activities of the team will be described and kept up-to-date on these pages.
The aim InterLeptons is to unveil the new physics nature of the so-called flavor anomalies implementing a bottom-up approach based on the studies of data collected at the Belle II experiment, located in the interaction region of the Super-KEKB collider. The team focuses on final state events containing leptons and a large amount of missing energy. The results of the searches will be interpreted in terms of low mass dark matter, new forces/interactions, and in terms of lepton flavor violating and lepton flavor non-universal couplings.
InterLeptons brings a significant advancement of a new research area in Austria with the potential of revolutionizing particle physics.
What a week! We have successfully completed the ALPS 2023 - Anomalies in Particle Physics conference, that took place in Obergurgl in March 26-31. The conference, organised by our group, attracted some 80 scientists from all over the world to discuss the status of the field, with specific attention to anomalies.
Nadiia Maslova, one of our PhD students presented the status of rare B decays searches at Belle, including the search for the "penguin process" B->Knunu, a very rare process that is now being investigated at HEPHY.
After tens of very exciting presentations from most experimental collaborations and from theory developments, the conference was closed by a talk of Professor John Ellis, who delighted us with a talk that went beyond particle physics, diving into new technologies for gravitation waves detection, something to really consider for the future.
All in all a very great conference in a beautiful location.
Link to the conference page