Theoretical particle physics research.

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Oxford Physics

Abstract

The overall aim is to elucidate the nature of matter and its fundamental interactions via a variety of phenomenological and theoretical studies. Of crucial importance will be the new results coming from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The proposed research will improve our ability to predict the effects of the strong interactions (QCD) on the processes that will be studied at the LHC and develop efficient methods to determine the properties of any new states of matter discovered there. Both analytical and numerical methods will be used to study the properties of hadrons, strongly interacting bound states of quarks. The research will also seek to determine what lies beyond the Standard Model of the strong, weak and electromagnetic interactions with the ultimate goal of providing a fully unified theory, including gravity. The most promising candidate theories will be studied, including Grand and superstring unification and theories with additional space dimensions. Laboratory, astrophysical and cosmological implications will be analysed to determine the most sensitive experimental tests of these theories. We hope these studies will lead to a complete understanding of the origin of mass, including an understanding of the quark, charged lepton and neutrino masses, mixing angels and CP violation, one of PPARC's cornerstone aims. In addition to having direct relevance to the future LHC program the research under this grant will have relevance to present and future neutrino experiments and to STFC's programme of astrophysical and cosmological studies.

Publications

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Boer J (2009) Brownian motion in AdS/CFT in Journal of High Energy Physics

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Brattan D (2010) Charged, conformal non-relativistic hydrodynamics in Journal of High Energy Physics

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Figueras P (2009) Dynamical black holes and expanding plasmas in Journal of High Energy Physics

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Hubeny V (2010) Black funnels and droplets from the AdS C-metrics in Classical and Quantum Gravity

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Hubeny V (2010) A Holographic View on Physics out of Equilibrium in Advances in High Energy Physics

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Hubeny V (2010) Hawking radiation from AdS black holes in Classical and Quantum Gravity

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Hubeny V (2010) Hawking radiation in large strongly coupled field theories in Classical and Quantum Gravity

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Rangamani M (2009) Gravity and hydrodynamics: lectures on the fluid-gravity correspondence in Classical and Quantum Gravity

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Ross S (2009) Holographic stress tensor for non-relativistic theories in Journal of High Energy Physics