The projects fall into two clusters

Thematic cluster A investigates concepts and methods shared by all extensions of the Standard Model, as well as different ways in which this model landscape can be partitioned according to different aims and principles.

Thematic cluster B focuses on the complexity of the conditions under which knowledge is produced at the LHC. In particular, it will turn to the use and role of computer simulation for the conduct of experiment, on theoretical model building, and on the social organisation of collaborations.


Each of the six projects is jointly led by at least one physicist on the one hand, and a philosopher, historian or sociologist on the other.