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High Energy Physics

21 Feb 2017

The UCL high energy physics group has 40 academics, research and technical staff and 30 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.