Extensions of the Standard Model with vector-like fermions

The "Vector-like BSM" project is dedicated to a systematic and comprehensive analysis of various extensions of the Standard Model that contain vector-like fermions. We are going to address both the theoretical motivation for constructing specific scenarios, as well as their ability to explain new phenomena emerging from experimental measurements, like for instance anomalies that have been recently observed in rare B-meson decays. The main objective of the project is to identify those vector-like realizations of the physics beyond the Standard Model that can offer the best description of the data and can therefore be considered the most promising candidates for a true theory of nature.

The project is hosted by National Centre of Nuclear Reserach, the largest research institute in Poland. Within the Centre, Theoretical Physics Division dedicates its research activities to cosmology, particle physics, quantum chromodynamics, string theory, nuclear physics, and non-linear phenomena. On the computational side, Świerk Computing Centre grants access to large and efficient computer clusters.

This project is funded by the National Science Centre (Narodowe Centrum Nauki) under the 5-year research grant SONATA BIS 7 (2017/26/E/ST2/00470). The PI of the project is dr hab. Kamila Kowalska.