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High Energy Physics

26 Feb 2017

Research

The UCL High Energy Physics Group contributes to a wide range of research on a variety of different topics. Our current programme includes:

  • ATLAS: construction of, upgrades to and analysis of data from the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider.
  • AWAKE: acceleration of electrons using a plasma driven by 450 GeV protons from the CERN SPS with the Advanced WAKefield Experiment.
  • CDF: analysis of proton-antiproton collisions with the CDF experiment at Fermilab.
  • CHIPS: a neutrino oscillation experiment seeking to build megaton volume detection volumes using Cherenkov detetors immersed in disused mine pits along the trajectory of the FNAL NUMI neutrino beam.
  • CREAM TEA: using muon tomography for large-volume imaging using Cosmic Ray Extensive Area Mapping for Terrorism Evasion Application.
  • Dark Matter: searching for Dark Matter with direct detection experiments.
  • Linear Collider: research and development towards the International Linear Electron-Positron Collider.
  • Liquid Argon TPCs: the next step in high-precision neutrino physics measurements.
  • MINOS: neutrino physics with the MINOS long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment.
  • Muon Experiments: Mu2e, Mu3e and g-2: measurements of Lepton Flavour Violation through the neutrinoless conversion on muons to electrons with the Mu2e and Mu3e experiments and the world's most precise measurement of the muon's magnetic moment with the FNAL g-2 experiment.
  • NEMO-III and SuperNEMO: searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay with the NEMO-III experiment, and development towards the SuperNEMO experiment.
  • NOvA: discovering the neutrino mass hierarchy .
  • PDF4LHC: phenomenological generation of Parton Distribution Functions for LHC cross section calculations.
  • Proton Therapy: accelerator optimisation, detector systems and diagnostics for proton beam therapy cancer treatment.
  • Theory: theoretical and phenomenological analysis of the Standard Model and Beyond.
  • UHE Neutrinos: ultra-high energy neutrino astronomy using a variety of experiments.
  • Weak Measurement: attempts to measure the weak values of spin and momentum for Schrödinger particles.
  • EuXFEL: development of various hardware systems for the European X-ray Free Electron Laser.
  • ZEUS: analysis of electron-proton collisions at the ZEUS experiment at HERA.