Experimental Particle Physics

Experimental Particle Physics

Research Activity

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Experiments

ATLAS
Professor Iain Bertram
Professor Guennadi Borissov
Dr Harald Fox
Professor Roger Jones
Professor Vakhtang Kartvelishvili
Dr Daniel Muenstermann
Dr Giuseppe Ruggiero
DUNE
Dr Andrew Blake
Dr Jaroslaw Nowak
Professor Peter Ratoff
GridPP
Professor Roger Jones
Hyper-K
Dr Laura Kormos
Dr Helen O'Keeffe
ILC Detector
Dr Harald Fox
Dr Daniel Muenstermann
LEGEND
Dr Harald Fox
Professor Roger Jones
Dr Laura Kormos
Dr Daniel Muenstermann
MicroBooNE
Dr Andrew Blake
Dr Jaroslaw Nowak
NA62
Professor John Dainton
Professor Roger Jones
Dr Guiseppe Ruggiero
SBND
Dr Andrew Blake
Dr Jaroslaw Nowak
SNO+
Dr Laura Kormos
Dr Helen O'Keefe
T2K
Dr Laura Kormos
Dr Jaroslaw Nowak
Dr Helen O'Keefe
Professor Peter Ratoff

PhD Opportunities

The EPP group currently has a limited number of funded PhD positions. We also welcome applications from students with their own funding on all of our research programmes.

Please contact Professor Iain Bertram for details.

Lancaster PhD Programme

Our PhD projects all last for three and a half years with research on one of the experiments with which we are associated. During the first nine months of your PhD, you will take a series of academic courses to prepare you for your research project. You will also attend the UK High Energy Physics Summer school where you have the opportunity to get to know other PhD students studying particle physics in the UK. After completing your academic training, you will have a chance to spend time at one of the international labs that we are associated with (e.g. CERN, Fermilab) where you will carry out your research under the supervision of members of the Lancaster group and our international collaborators. You will participate in the running of the experiment and have the opportunity to analyse data where you can learn to use mathematical modelling methods and applying probability theory. You will also work with state of the art computing facilities, including the world’s most extensive distributed computing and storage system. By working in a multinational science environment, you will also have the opportunity to develop your ‘soft’ skills in presentation, scientific writing, project management and time management.

PhD Projects on the ATLAS Experiment

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PhD Projects in Detector Development

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PhD Projects on the Neutrino Programme

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Postgraduate Training

The particle physics group runs a series of courses dedicated to PGR students covering subject-specific training, research skills and advanced skills.

Most PGR students also attend summer schools and other retreats. The courses are designed for EPP students but are also available to other PG students. Please contact the lecturer if you are interested in any of them. The Faculty, ISS and Library offer additional training.

PG Courses offered in the Department

  • Relativistic Quantum Mechanics/Quantum Electrodynamics – Dr R Henderson
  • Quantum Field Theory - Dr R Henderson
  • Programming for Particle Physics - Dr A Finch
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics for EPP - Dr A Blake
  • Quantum Chromodynamics - Dr V Kartvelishvili
  • Detectors and Accelerators – Dr Matt Lawe

Summer Schools

All of our students attend the STFC HEP Summer School at the end of their first year of studies. EPP Students can also participate in the Warwick Week where they attend lectures on Flavour and Neutrino physics. All of our students also get the opportunity to participate in an international summer school (e.g. YETI, CERN/FNAL summer school, etc.).