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 physics 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 with the purpose to study CP violation and rare decays of beauty and charm hadrons
The search for new phenomena in
The DOM group encompasses activities related to dark matter, neutrino oscillation and neutron electric dipole moment experiments. We share technical resources and personnel to optimally deliver the program.
DUNE is a liquid argon neutrino oscillation experiments located in the Stanford Underground Research Facility (SURF). It has a wide physics program, but one of the main aims is to investigate, if neutrinos and antineutrinos behave the same.
Hyper-Kamiokande is a future gigantic neutrinos detector to confront elementary particle unification theories and the mysteries of the Universe's evolution
T2K is a second generation long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. T2K has a wide physics program, but one of the main goals is to observe electron neutrino appearance in a muon neutrino beam and to measure the value of the 3rd mixing angle
As well as the LHC and Neutrino experiments mentioned above, PPD is also involved in a number of other experiments and activities
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.
Boulby Underground Laboratory
Boulby Underground Laboratory is a multi-disciplinary, deep-underground science facility operating 1.1km below ground in a working potash, polyhalite and rock-salt mine in the North East of England.
Direct Dark Matter Searches with Noble Liquid Detectors
New desktop fusion devices installed at ISIS, across the road from the RAL Particle Physics Department, could lead to a breakthrough in the direct detection of dark matter.
Experiments to measure the Electric Dipole Moment of the neutron
New Detector Initiatives
The PPD 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.