RHUL Particle Physics Rolling Grant

Lead Research Organisation: Royal Holloway, University of London
Department Name: Physics

Abstract

Experimental particle physics addresses some of the fundamental questions about the structure and behaviour of the Universe at the level of the smallest particles of matter, the quarks and the leptons, and the forces acting between them. In this project we are contributing to the preparation of the ATLAS project at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN that will begin taking data in 2009. We have constructed and commissioned electronic systems and the software that drives them. From 2009 onwards we will be analysing the data as it becomes available. In particular we will be searching the data for evidence of the existence of the Higgs boson, one of the key missing elements of the Standard Model of particle physics at present, and for supersymmetric particles and other exotic phenomena, that are expected to exist. We are also planning to understand better the properties of the top quark and the structure of the proton.

Publications

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Related Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Award Value
ST/H001034/1 01/10/2009 31/03/2011 £523,298
ST/H001034/2 Transfer ST/H001034/1 01/10/2010 30/09/2012 £1,412,079
 
Description Discovery of Higgs boson.
Exploitation Route Impossible to say
Sectors Education,Other

URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037026931200857X
 
Description PPRP (ATLAS upg)
Amount £139,710 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2010 
End 03/2012
 
Description Standard Grant (GridPP4 project)
Amount £80,744 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2011 
End 03/2013