# Welcome to the Theoretical Physics Group in Padova

The Theoretical Physics Group in Padova is active in several different branches of research on fundamental physics. Our activities range from string theory and cosmology at the highest energies, down through unification and beyond-the-standard-model physics, through the standard model, to nuclear physics at the low energy scale, also covering statistical and biological physics.

Members of our group are involved in various national and international research networks linked here:

- EC Training Networks:
- Invisibles (FP7 Initial Training Network, 2012/16, Local PI: S. Rigolin);
- Elusives (FP7 Innovative Training Network, 2016/20, Local PI: S. Rigolin);
- ERC Advanced Grants:
- DaMESyFla (2011/16);
- RISE Network:
- Invisibles+ (2016/20, Local PI: S. Rigolin);
- COST Network:
- The String Theory Universe; (2013/17)
- National PRIN:
- "Simmetrie, Masse e Misteri: Rottura della simmetria elettrodebole, Mescolamento dei sapori e violazione di CP e Materia oscura nell'era di LHC" ; (2012/16, Unit Leader: F. Feruglio)
- "Statistical Physics of Active Matter: Disentangling Complexity Patterns in Biological Systems ", (2012/15, PI: A. Maritan)
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- FIRB:
- "A new strong force, the origin of masses, and the LHC" (2013/17)
- "String Theory and Fundamental Interactions"; (2012/16)
- University Projects:
- "New approaches to Quantum Gravity" (2015-2017, PI: S. Giusto)