Particle Physics strives to understand the structure of matter at the deepest possible level. Probing the very shortest (sub-nuclear) distance scales requires the very highest energies.
Particle Physics experiments
often make use of high energy particle accelerators in this country and
abroad. With its combination of world-leading expertise in developing
detectors and accelerators and operating large-scale scientific
facilities, the STFC,
through its national laboratories at RAL and Daresbury Laboratory, is
well placed to strengthen and extend the research capabilities of the UK
particle physics community.