High-energy frontier physics
Our group has been designing, constructing, and operating accelerators and detectors for subatomic physics for more than fifty years.
Today we no longer have a major accelerator on site, instead we collaborate with other universities and organisations (such as CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics) to produce world-leading experiments.
In recent years we constructed major components of two of the Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN - ATLAS and LHCb. Our current analysis projects include: electroweak physics, including searches for the Higgs Boson, rare decays and flavour physics and searches for physics beyond the Standard Model such as supersymmetry or extra dimensions of space.
Other projects include the analysis of data from the CDF detector at Fermilab, Chicago, research and development towards a vertex detector (PLUME) and Silicon Detector (SiD) for the proposed international linear electron-positron collider (ILC) - as well as other projects being worked on by our local team at the John Adams institute for accelerator science.