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Theory & Phenomenology

20 Oct 2021

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)
mugshotProf. Frank DeppischD106B Physics Building+44 (0)20 7679 3454
mugshotProf. Keith HamiltonD22 Physics building+44 (0)20 7679 3441
mugshotProf. Robert ThorneC16 Physics Building+44 (0)20 7679 7030

Research Staff

 Name Location Phone Email (@ucl.ac.uk)
mugshotDr Thomas CridgeC14 Physics building
Dr Rob VerheyenD25 Physics building

PhD Students

 Name Location Phone Email (@ucl.ac.uk)
mugshotPatrick BoltonD14 Physics building
mugshotJames CanningRemote
Graham Van GoffrierCDT Office (Physics E)+44 07961 004737
mugshotWei LiuD14 Physics building +44 (0)20 7679 1376
mugshotJamie McGowanC17 Physics building
Wenna PeiRemote+36 705176918
mugshotZhong Zhang

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