Laboratory of High Energy and Computational Physics (HEPC) is a research laboratory at the National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics (NICPB). The laboratory represents Estonia at CERN.
Our research interests involve theoretical and experimental high energy, particle and astro-particle physics, cosmology, physics of inflation and early Universe. The laboratory is involved development projects: massive distributed data analyses on grid and cloud systems, Monte Carlo modeling in particle physics, computational material science etc.
HEPC belongs to the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. We collaborate with the similar groups at the Helsinki Institute of Physics, Tartu University, Tallinn University of Technology and Lund University.
HEPC is involved international and regional projects: Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter in (Astro)particle Physics and Cosmology, BalticGrid, BalticCloud, Nordic Grid Neighbourhood, Visby Network for Internet-based applications etc.
Our group is responsible for the educational programme of the Estonian students at CERN supported by the Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia.