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Theory & Phenomenology

03 Dec 2022

Theory & Phenomenology

Within the UCL high energy physics group, the theory & phenomenology research programme focusses on the following areas:

Standard Model Physics

Probe QCD in the new environment of high multiplicity, large boosts and multiple interactions that the LHC provides and utilise the advances made to benefit our electroweak symmetry breaking programme and the development of improved models of proton structure and QCD interactions. More information on this part of our research can be found on our Standard Model Theory page.

Beyond the Standard Model Physics

Use the information provided by current particle physics experiments to constrain and pinpoint new physics scenarios beyond the Standard Model, and to guide future experimental efforts to optimally explore the new physics frontier. As part of this programme, we put a focus on neutrino and lepton flavour physics. More information on this part of our research can be found on our Beyond the SM Theory page.

Group Members

Academic Staff and Advanced Fellows

 Name Location Phone Email (@ucl.ac.uk) Research Areas/Role
Prof. Frank DeppischD106B Physics Building+44 (0)20 7679 3454Particle Theory and Phenomenology, QTNM
Prof. Keith HamiltonD22 Physics building+44 (0)20 7679 3441Particle Theory and Phenomenology
Prof. Robert ThorneC16 Physics Building+44 (0)20 7679 7030Particle Theory and Phenomenology

Research Staff

 Name Location Phone Email (@ucl.ac.uk) Research Areas/Role
Dr Rob VerheyenD25 Physics buildingParticle Theory and Phenomenology

PhD Students

 Name Location Phone Email (@ucl.ac.uk) Research Areas/Role
Patrick BoltonD14 Physics buildingParticle Theory and Phenomenology
James CanningRemoteParticle Theory and Phenomenology
Graham Van GoffrierD14 Physics building+44 07838 300687Particle Theory and Phenomenology, Data Science
Jamie McGowanC17 Physics buildingParticle Theory and Phenomenology
Wenna PeiRemote+36 705176918Particle Theory and Phenomenology
Matt ReaderD14 Physics buildingParticle Theory and Phenomenology
Zhong ZhangParticle Theory and Phenomenology, Beyond the Standard Model Physics

Former Members

Name Currently
Tim CoughlinOcado
Nishita DesaiTIFR Munbai
Tomas Gonzalo VelascoMonash University Melbourne
Lukas GrafMPIK Heidelberg
Lucian Harland-LangOxford University
Julia HarzTechnical University Munich
David HousemanUniversity of Sydney Business School
Wei-Chih HuangCP3 Origins, Odense
Patrick MotylinskiComputing
Ricky NathvaniPublic Health, Imperial
Daniel Quill
Jennifer SmillieUniversity of Edinburgh
Benjamin WattFinance
Graeme WattIPPP, University of Durham