Physics at colliders
I have been involved in the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) since 1999, when that experiment was still in the R&D phase. Part of my research has been development, assembly and operation of the precision semiconductor strip detectors. These micron-precision devices reconstruct tracks from particles produced in the very high energy collisions at the LHC, taking 40 million snapshots per second.
A separate thread of my research has been searching for signatures of new particles – particularly Higgs bosons and dark matter particles. As well as searching for (and helping occasionally find) new particles, I have developed many of the techniques which are used to measure their properties – such as their mass, angular momentum and decay modes.
Looking towards the future, my group is also exploring the physics potential of future colliders.
Doctoral thesis topics are available on:
- Searches for new physics at the LHC
- Triggering on Dark Matter particles
- Determination of particle properties
- Topological objects in the Standard Model
- Quantum information in particle physics
- Physics at future colliders