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High Energy Physics

20 Oct 2017

Recent News


The UK and US governemnts have signed a landmark agreement on scientific cooperation. In particular the agreement commits 65 million pounds to the DUNE long-baseline experiment which the group are working on as part of our 20 year involvement with the US neutrino physics program. For further details, UCL News article

The UCL high energy physics group has 46 academics, research and technical staff and 32 PhD students. We are one of the largest groups in the country with research areas spanning: theory/phenomenology, detector, software and accelerator R&D and analysis of data from the LHC, dark matter and neutrino experiments.

Our research is focussed in 6 physics areas:

Much of our technical work developing next generation particle accelerators, detectors and readout/DAQ systems has applications outside of particle physics: we are developing DAQ for the European X-ray Free Electron Laser at DESY, accelerator optimisation, detector systems and diagnostics for proton therapy, plastic scintillator detectors to image large cargo volumes (CREAM TEA) for security applications and high-purity low background detectors for environment applications.

We also have several outreach initiatives and host an artist-in-residence and several members of the group appear frequently on TV and radio and publish articles in the national press.