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A research team, made up of 4EU+ Alliance members, has won a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie grant

The doctoral candidates' network project (AIPHY), involving LPNHE and SCAI, will provide the first common structure for research-oriented training, with a focus on developing critical and innovative thinking skills for management positions in science and industry.

A research team from nine institutes at the Universities of Heidelberg, the Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et des Hautes Energies - LPNHE (Sorbonne University/CNRS), Milan, Geneva and Copenhagen has been awarded a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie grant from the European Union for a network of doctoral candidates (AIPHY). The team is led by Dr. Anja Butter, who is doing a post-doc at Sorbonne University and Heidelberg.

In the AIPHY project, the research focus is on the use of artificial intelligence in elementary particle physics, motivated by open questions such as dark matter, matter-antimatter symmetry and the origin of the Higgs field. The goal is to develop innovative methods for analyzing complex data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) of the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN, often referred to as the "European Laboratory for Particle Physics"). These combine the most cutting-edge concepts of two scientific fields whose recent collaborations demonstrate how they can mutually enrich each other's specialties. The examination of uncertainties and the explicability of AI predictions are at the forefront.

The beneficiary universities are members of the 4EU+ Alliance, which has set up the first joint structure for research-based training of doctoral candidates. Part of this training aims to develop critical and innovative thinking, and skills for leadership positions in science and industry. In addition to Dr. Butter, Prof. Bertrand Laforge and Dr. Bogdan Malaescu (all three researchers at LPNHE), Prof. Gérard Biau and Dr. Xavier Fresquet from the Sorbonne Center for Artificial Intelligence - SCAI, are also involved.