The strong interaction at the frontier of knowledge: fundamental research and applications

In particle physics, a fundamental mechanism called strong interaction is responsible for strong nuclear force. This is the base of the Standard Model theory. Researchers are seeking to better understand and explain basic topics in this extremely promising field. They do this by conducting experimental and theoretical studies, mainly through particle collisions at low and high energies and calculations. Developments in state-of-the-art detectors are among their goals. The EU-funded STRONG-2020 project supports a close collaboration in a consortium involving 44 groups, 14 EU Member States, CERN and other institutions from numerous countries. It will create new possibilities, both in science and in applied research, for advanced medical and technological applications.