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1 -- Spain (Valencia-Murcia-Groningen (Holland))
Scientific Staff:
A.Pich, I.Bierenbaum, R.Bonciani, F.J.Botella, V.Giménez, D. Greynat, P.Hernández, J.Hirn, F.Jugeau, M.Jung, F.Martínez, S.Necco, J.Portolés, G.Rodrigo, I.Scimemi, A.Santamaria, O.Vives (IFIC-Univ.Valencia UVEG), J.A.Oller (Univ. Murcia), E.Pallante (Univ. Groningen)
Research Expertise: The IFIC team is at the forefront in research in effective field theories (HQET, NRQCD and specially
ChPT and Resonance Chiral Theory), flavour physics (quarks, charged leptons and neutrinos)
and CP violation [WG1,2,3]. It has a valuable expertise in perturbative and non-perturbative QCD
[WG4], lattice simulations [WG5], electroweak symmetry breaking, radiative corrections, Monte
Carlo event generators and data analysis [WG6]. The node contains also an experimental BaBar
group. The activity of the University of Groningen is focused on lattice QCD, including large scale
simulations of baryon and meson physics on supercomputers in the Netherlands and abroad [WG5],
and effective field theories beyond the SM [WG1,2,3,4].
2 -- Spain (Barcelona-Granada-Huelva)
Scientific Staff:
S.Peris, A.Bramon, R.Escribano, M.Jamin, J.Matias, J.J.Sanz Cillero, J.Virto (Univ. Autonoma Barcelona-IFAE), D.Espriu, L.Garrido, R.Graciani, E.Grauges, V.Magas, A.Parreno, A.Pineda, A.Ramos, J.Soto (Univ. Barcelona), P.Talavera (Univ. Pol. Catalunya UPC), F.Cornet, A.Grau, J.Nieves, J.Prades (Univ. Granada), K. Pallis, J.Rodriguez-Quintero (Univ. Huelva)
Research Expertise: The members of this team are experts on effective field theories (relativistic
and non-relativistic), ChPT, vector and scalar mesons, η and η' phenomenology, hyperon and baryon
physics [WG1], CP violation, flavour physics beyond the SM (extra dimensions, Supersymmetry)
[WG2], quarkonium [WG 3], large-Nc QCD, sum rules [WG4], lattice QCD [WG5], and experimental
aspects and instrumentation (radiative return, B decays, scintillators and Cherenkov detectors, flavour
tagging, Monte Carlo simulation, Grid computing) [WG6].
3 -- UK (Durham-Oxford-Southampton)
Scientific Staff:
M.R.Pennington, P.Ball, A.Dedes, M.Pappagallo, R.Zwicky, G.W.Jones, R.Willians (Univ. Durham), F.Close, C.Thomas (Univ. Oxford), C.T.Sachrajda, J.Flynn, A.Juttner, C.Kim, J.I.Noaki, M.Donellan (Univ. Southampton)
Research Expertise: The UK groups bring world-class expertise in (i) lattice gauge theory [WG5] and its application
to calculations in flavour physics [WG1,2], (ii) QCD sum-rules and their application to the flavour
structure of the SM [WG1,2,3], (iii) strong dynamics and the hadron spectrum [WG3,4] and their
impact on final state interactions in weak decays [WG2] and (iv) the flavour and CP-violation structure
of theories Beyond the SM [WG1,2,3].
4 -- Germany-South (Karlsruhe-Aachen-München-Siegen)
Scientific Staff:
U.Nierste, K.Chetyrkin, A.Denig, W.Kluge, J.H.Kühn, M.Steinhauser (Univ. Karlsruhe), M.Beneke, L.Sehgal (RWTH Aachen), A.Buras, S.Recksiegel (Tech. Univ. München TU), T.Feldmann, A.Kodjamirian, Th.Mannel (Univ. Siegen), A.Hoang (Max-Plank-Institut München MPI)
Research Expertise: The Germany-South node is at the forefront of research in QCD and electroweak multi-loop calculations,
in the conceptual development and phenomenological applications of soft-collinear factorisation
techniques (QCDF and SCET) and in the calculation and analysis of flavour physics observables
within extensions of the SM [WG2,4]. The theoretical expertise further extends to developments
and applications of NRQCD, QCD sum rules and ChPT. The node contains an experimental group
working on KLOE and BaBar [WG6].
5 -- Italy INFN
Scientific Staff:
G.Isidori, A.Antonelli, M.Antonelli, F.Bossi, J.Franzini, S.Giovanella, F.Mescia, G.Pancheri (Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati LNF), F.de Fazio, P.Colangelo (Bari), E.Remidi, M.Caffo (Bologna), N.Brambilla, L.Trentadue, A.Vairo (Milano), F.Ambrosino, G.D'Ambrosio, G.Ricciardi (Napoli), S.Giudici, M.Sozzi (Pisa), N.Cabbibo, L.Maiani, G.Martinelli, A.Polosa, L.Silvestrini, G.Cavoto, R.Faccini, F.Ferroni, G.Piredda, C.Bini, P.Franzini (Roma I), R.Petronzio, G.C.Rossi, G.M de Divitiis, M.Guagnelli, R.Frezzotti, T.Vladikas (Roma II), M.Ciuchini, M.Greco, V.Lubicz, F.Nguyen, A.Passeri, S.Simula (Roma III)
Research Expertise: The INFN team links together top-level expertise in various theoretical fields (especially lattice
QCD, heavy-flavour physics, beyond-SM phenomenology, ChPT, hadron spectroscopy, and analytic
multi-loop calculations) [WG1,2,3,4,5] with top-level expertise from three key experiments in the
field of flavour physics (BaBar, KLOE and NA48/P326) [WG6].
6 -- Poland (Katowice-Cracow-Warsaw)
Scientific Staff:
H.Czyż, J.Gluza, K.Kołodziej, M.Zrałek (I. Phys. Univ.
Silesia), S.Jadach, Z.Wąs (I. Nucl. Phys. Cracow), M.Krawczyk, M.Misiak
(I. Theor. Phys. Univ. Warsaw), L.Łukaszuk, S.Wycech (A. Soltan. I. Nucl .Stud. Warsaw)
Research Expertise: Our main themes of expertise are the calculation of radiative corrections, development of Monte
Carlo event generators [WG6], B and K physics, extensions of the SM, specially the MSSM [WG1,2],
together with applications and developments of various non perturbative methods used in flavour
physics [WG3,4].
7 -- Nordic (Lund-Helsinki-Oslo)
Scientific Staff:
J.Bijnens (Univ. Lund), M.Sainio (Helsinki Inst. of Physics),
J.O.Eeg (Univ. Oslo)
Research Expertise: The Lund node has expertise in several different subareas. The Oslo part has worked on rare
decays in K, D and B systems as well as heavy quark symmetries and effective models associated
with this. In Helsinki the expertise is concentrated in ChPT as well as dispersive methods. The
Lund part is a leader in two-loop order calculations in ChPT and in connections with lattice QCD
at that order. The Lund part is also heavily involved in the development of intermediate energy
approximations to QCD and their use in determining nonleptonic matrix elements.
8 -- France (Marseille-Grenoble-Orsay-Strasbourg-Prague (Czech R.))
Scientific Staff:
S.Descotes-Genon, B.Becirevic, A.Le Yaouanc, L.Oliver, O.Pene, J.C.Raynal (LPT Orsay), L.Lellouch, J.Charles, M.Knecht, E.de Rafael (CPT Marseille), R.Aleksan, C.Benchouk, O.Leroy (LPC Grenoble), J.Stern, B.Moussallam, H.Sazdjian (IPN Orsay), M.Davier, P.Roudeau, A.Stocchi, M.H.Schune (LAL Orsay), V.Bernard (LPT Strasbourg), T.N.Pham (CPhT École Polytechnique), B.Bernard (LLR-X), J.Novotny, K.Kampf (IPNP Prague)
Research Expertise: The Marseille node has internationally recognised expertise in developing and implementing
methods based on systematic approximations to QCD, to quantify and constrain the non-perturbative,
strong-interaction effects in electroweak processes involving quarks. These methods rely on combined
uses of the 1/Nc expansion of QCD, ChPT, the operator product expansion, heavy-quark expansions,
dispersive methods and lattice QCD. The team expertise in B-physics will be enhanced by
the participation of members from the LHCb and BaBar experiments.
Expertise in Effective field theories [WG1,2,3,4] and Lattice gauge theories [WG5] to understand
non-perturbative QCD effects in K, charm, tau and B physics, focusing on CKM-matrix elements and
quark masses. The node includes also top-level experimemtal members of BaBar [WG6].
9 -- Switzerland (Bern-CERN-Lausanne-Zürich)
Scientific Staff:
G.Colangelo, S.Durr, T.Ewerth, P.Hasenfratz, J.Gasser, C.Greub, H.Leutwyler, F.Niedermayer, C.Smith, U.J.Wiese (Univ. Bern), A.Ceccuci, L.Giusti, M.Luscher (CERN), T.Nakada (EPF Lausanne), U.Haisch, T.Hurth, D.Wyler (Univ. Zürich)
Research Expertise: The node has world-class expertise in (i) lattice field theory [WG5], both the conceptual, analytical
aspects of it as well as the numerical simulations, (ii) the formulation and use of effective field theories
for a wide variety of physical systems [WG4], (iii) applications of the latter to the phenomenology
of K and B decays [WG1,2], and (iv) experimental study of B physics with the LHC-b detector
[WG2,6].
10 -- Austria (Wien, Bratislava (Slovakia), Ljubljana-Maribor (Slovenia))
Scientific Staff:
H.Neufeld, G.Ecker (Univ. Wien), M.Mojzis (Univ. Bratislava), S.Fajfer, S.P. Komelj, P.Krisan, B.Golob (Univ. Ljubljana), J.Zupan (Int.J.Stefan), A.Prapotnik (Univ. Maribor)
Research Expertise: The theory groups of this node have a well-known expertise in effective quantum field theories
and their applications to precision tests of the SM. Their studies covered the mesonic sector at low
energies, problems in ChPT baryons and bound states [WG1,4], weak decays of charm and beauty
mesons [WG2,3]. The Slovenian part of the node includes members of the experimental BELLE and
LHCb collaborations.
11 -- Germany-North (Zeuthen-Berlin-Bonn-Mainz-Münster)
Scientific Staff:
R.Sommer, K.Jansen, H.Simma, N.Garron, H.Meyer, S.Schaefer, A.Shindler (DESY Zeuthen), U.Wolff, O.Baer, M. Della Morte, S.Takeda (Humboldt Univ. Berlin), U.Meissner, A.Rusetsky, B.Kubis (Univ. Bonn), H.Wittig, M.Koma, Y.Koma (Univ. Mainz), G.Münster, F.Farchini, J.Heitger (Univ. Münster)
Research Expertise: The members of the node Germany-North are world leading experts in the field of the nonperturbative
renormalisation of QCD and HQET using lattice QCD [WG2,5]. They are at the forefront
of research in algorithms for QCD with dynamical fermions and different discretisations of lattice
QCD. They have a record for the development of new methods and applications to the phenomenology
in K-physics and B-physics [WG1,2].
-- FlaviaNet - 15 May 2007