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Presentation of the Julius Wess Award 2023 to Belén Gavela

  • The Julius Wess Award 2023 of the KIT Center Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics (KCETA) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will be presented on February 9, 2024 to Prof. Dr. Belén Gavela (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Instituto de Física Teórica UAM-CSIC).

Prof. Gavela receives the prize in recognition of her significant contributions in the field of theoretical and phenomenological particle physics, with particular emphasis on CP violation and flavor physics in quarks and leptons, on the study of neutrino oscillations and on effective field theories related to electroweak symmetry breaking.

The ceremony will take place on February 9, from 16:30 to 21:00 at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany.

The timetable of the event can be found here.

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For an overview of Prof. Gavela’s research interests, we recommend watching the video of the talk (in Spanish) that she gave at the Residencia de Estudiantes on the occasion of Science Week 2021.

Title: The Invisible Universe

Abstract: Particle physics includes an almost undetectable sector, the neutrinos, whose exotic properties may hold the key to some of the greatest mysteries of the universe, such as matter-antimatter asymmetry. We will also discuss the visible sector of the universe, exploring the nature of the dark matter and dark energy that make up 95% of the energy density of the cosmos.