CoEPP researchers share in $3.3M worth of ARC funding


Future Fellowship receipient, Dr Peter Athron.

CoEPP researchers were highly successful in the November 2016 ARC Major Grants announcement, sharing in $3.3M worth of funding in Discovery Projects, Future Fellowships and Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities grants.

The wide range of funded activities will allow CoEPP researchers and their colleagues to look at understanding the nature of dark matter, matter-antimatter asymmetry, develop computational techniques and build a particle detector. All these projects lead to a better understanding of our universe and its origins.

Some of the successful projects include:

  • Exploring the origins of dark matter and why the universe contains more antimatter than matter.
  • Construction of a full-scale detector system for the detection of dark matter at the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory (SUPL).
  • Probing new physics with the Belle II experiment, specifically the observation of rare decays of the B meson. This project tests the understanding of the basic building blocks and forces of nature.
  • Development of calculation and computational techniques and software for physics at the high-energy frontier.

CoEPP congratulates all of our successful applicants and commiserates with those who were not successful in this round.