The Experimental Study of Elementary Particle Interactions at High Energy

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Physics

Abstract

The Cambridge High Energy Physics Group focuses its research activities on experiments at high-energy accelerators, currently the Large Hadron Collider and the ATLAS and LHCb experiments at CERN, and the future long-baseline neutrino experiment LBNF at Fermilab and linear collider facilities. The goal is to understand the fundamental particles of nature and their interactions, in particular, to discover physics beyond our current understanding, to understand why the Universe is made only of matter and not antimatter and to reveal the identity of dark matter. This grant will enable the group to fully exploit the physics of the LHC, deliver our commitments to the upgrades of the ATLAS and LHCb experiments, and to consolidate our strong participation in our neutrino programme. The opportunities offered by this exciting physics programme will not only drive the forefront of discovery, but also provide substantial impact to local enterprises and on public engagement.

Planned Impact

Please see attached Pathways to Impact document.

Publications

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Aaboud M (2018) Search for heavy resonances in the and final states using proton-proton collisions at   with the ATLAS detector. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

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Aaboud M (2016) Luminosity determination in collisions at [Formula: see text] = 8 TeV using the ATLAS detector at the LHC. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

 
Title Science Museum Collider Exhbition 
Description Exhibition featruing the Large Hadron Collider and CERN 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact The exhibition has reached over 100,000 people worldwide. 
URL http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/Plan_your_visit/exhibitions/collider
 
Description Discovery of new sources of CP violation, b-hadron rare decays and multi-quark states.
Sectors Education

 
Description Gravity Fields Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Biannual Science Festival held in Grantham in honour of Sir Isaac Newton. I am Patron.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2014,2016
URL https://www.gravityfields.co.uk/
 
Description In Our Time 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I have been a panel member on BBC Radio 4 "In Our Time" three times (Theories of Everything, Antimatter, the Neutron).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2011,2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qykl
 
Description New Scientist Expert event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact New Scientist expert event on the Large Hadron Collider
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Royal Society Summer Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Royal Society Summer Exhibition - AntiMatter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Science Museum "Collider" exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Science Museum Collider exhibition has reached over 100,000 people and is currently on world tour. I am one of the orginal designers and advisors of the exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016,2017
URL http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/Plan_your_visit/exhibitions/collider
 
Description U3Age - Norah Boyce Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact U3Age are educated retired people who have an interest in science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2016
 
Description Worshipful Company Scientific Instrument Makers - Women in Engineering and Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Event to encourage Year 7 and 8 girls to do Science and Engineering.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016