The department, in collaboration with
colleagues from UK Universities is involved in many high energy physics
(HEP) projects and running experiments located at different research
institutes around the world.
The construction, installation and
exploration of experiments to study physics at the TeV scale at the
Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the European Laboratory for
Particle Physics (located in Geneva, Switzerland).
ATLAS is a particle physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The ATLAS detector is designed to search for new discoveries in the collisions of protons at extraordinarily high energies.
CMS is one of the four particle physics experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
LHCb is one of the four main experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN LHCb was built in a cavern 100m below ground near Ferney-Voltaire in France
The search for new phenomena in
precision experiments such as Next generation long-baseline neutrino
oscillation experiment - T2K at the High Energy Accelerator Research
Organisation, KEK (located at Tokai and Kamioka, Japan).
The T2K project focuses on long baseline neutrino oscillation, and attempts to measure the third type of neutrino oscillation.
As well as the LHC and Neutrino experiments mentioned above, PPD is also involved in many other experiments:
Currently, around 17000 accelerators exist in the world and these are used for a variety of applications including medicine, semi-conductor manufacture and understanding the structure of materials.
The BaBar high energy physics experiment is based at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in California USA.
This Dark Matter PPD page is under construction. In the meantime, please refer to the main UKDMC collaboration home page.
The ICTF facility is a new specialized beam line at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) ISIS facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL).
A Grid is a way of connecting computers together to allow the sharing of both computer processing power and data storage.
A linear collider is currently considered to be the next high energy frontier machine after the LHC.
Experiments to measure the Electric Dipole Moment of the neutron
New Detector Initiatives
The Particle Physics Department New Detector Initiatives group brings together specialists in a cross-disciplinary group to investigate the Knowledge Exchange and Intellectual Property opportunities for our world-leading technology.