The University of Manchester Experimental Particle Physics Group Rolling Grant Application 2006-2011

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Physics and Astronomy


The Particle Physics Group at Manchester University will continue to probe the fundamental particles and forces of nature. This is done by several experiments: ATLAS at the :LHC at CERN, due to start in 2007, will study proton-proton collisions at the highest energies yet, and is expected to reveal a wealth of new particles. BaBar at SLAC is measuring the difference between matter and antimatter. Dzero is at Fermilab, which is presently the highest energy collider till the LHC starts. SuperNemo will search for a type of nuclear beta decay which, if found, would show that the neutrino is its own antiparticle. We also run an ongoing R and D programme for the detectors, electronics, accelerators and computers we use for our investigations into fundamental physics.


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Adloff C (2009) Response of the CALICE Si-W electromagnetic calorimeter physics prototype to electrons in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

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Albrow M. G. (2009) The FP420 R&D project: Higgs and New Physics with forward protons at the LHC in JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION

Description Continued discoveries in particle physics, including CP violation in B decay
Exploitation Route Further developments in particle physics
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics

Description Brian Cox - he was a member of the group during this grant, which covers the period in which he developed as a populariser of science
First Year Of Impact 2010
Sector Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal