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gravitational wave signatures of fundamental physics, cosmological matter-antimatter asymmetry, dark matter models and detection, phenomenology of supersymmetry and unification, applied epistemology

1990 …2023

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Csaba Balazs is a theoretical particle physicist who infers fundamental principles of Nature from experiment. In a quest to complete Einstein's dream, he tackles some of the deepest mysteries of physics: How did the Universe begin, what is it made of, how do its constituents interact, and how does it evolve? Csaba Balazs studies the cosmic connections between the smallest (the elementary particles) and the largest (the Universe), which encode the answers to some of these basic questions. Since the fundamental forces governing the subatomic world also shape the structure of our Universe, part of the answer is written in the stars.

The fundamental principles of physics are also being probed at the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, the highest energy experiment ever built. The LHC is testing our understanding of what the elementary particles really are and how certain properties of these particles, such as their mass, arise. The work of Csaba Balazs enables physicists to interpret the LHC results and assists extracting the fundamental principles of Nature. His work also incorporates astrophysical observations that complement the information from the LHC, shedding light on the elusive dark matter, dark energy and, perhaps, dark forces.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Research area keywords

  • Dark matter models and discovery
  • Cosmic matter-antimatter asymmetry
  • Baryogenesis
  • Primordial gravitational waves
  • Higgs boson portal to physics
  • Supersymmetry, supergravity
  • Unification of fundamental forces
  • Extra dimensions
  • Particle astrophysics
  • Particle cosmology


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