They are supported by approximately 160 people from 28 European universities and research institutions, the University of Buenos Aires, CERN and three partners from the industrial environment.
Networking and education
The project, which was launched on January 1, 2011 and is supported by the European Commission until December 31, 2015, mainly serves the networking and training of young researchers. 2012 was, therefore, a very special year showing not only valuable discoveries, but also significant new opportunities.
After a special start in the summer of 2012, with the official announcement of CERN that there is evidence of the long-sought Higgs-Boson particle on 4 July, the Summer School in Hagenberg a week later was another highlight of the project. 43 participants from around the world met and discussed sum theories of particle physics for almost a week at the Summer School organized by the RISC Institute with the support of the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY) and the RISC Software GmbH.
One of the young researchers able to further develop their knowledge and career in the context of LHCPhenoNet is Dr. Mark Round, who was active at the RISC Software GmbH in this project from fall 2011 to spring 2013. Dipl.-Phys. Alexander Hasselhuhn has been employed in this project at RISC Software GmbH since autumn 2012, and Dipl.-Phys. Fabian Wißbrock since autumn 2013. Integrated in a RISC Institute research group, both are working on their doctorates in high energy physics.
Additionally, the RISC Software GmbH offer internships for researchers of LHCPhenoNet in the scope of this project. Thus in the fall of 2012, two graduate students (Radomir and Michal) from Poland got to know the Advanced Computing Technologies (ACT) unit for two months. Not only on an intercultural level, but especially professionally, the exchange was a very positive experience for both the interns and all the employees of ACT.
The transfer of the deep knowledge in distributed system architectures, parallel software development and complex software from the ACT employees to excellent theoretical physicists also shows, especially in this project, the internationally quite competitive excellence of RISC and RISC Software GmbH.
This project is funded under the 7th EU-funded Framework Programme. More information can be found at