Shining a light on strangeness

Lead Research Organisation: University of York
Department Name: Physics

Abstract

The hyperon plays a key role for our understanding of the early universe, neutron stars, and the processes responsible for forming matter itself. The hyperon is a composite system of 3-quarks. The most familiar systems of 3-quarks are the nucleons - the protons and neutrons which make up atomic nuclei. A hyperon is essentially a nucleon in which one or more of its quarks is replaced by its heavier partner, the strange quark.

In atomic nuclei only nucleons exist with significant probabliity. However when studying systems at higher densities, pressures or temperatures, heavier strange quarks play an increasingly important role. Objects where hyperons are thought to be important include neutron stars. In heavy neutron stars, matter can be squashed up to ten times the density of a typical atomic nucleus. In these highly dense systems, hyperons constantly appear. Theories predict that heavy stars could have similar fractions of hyperons and nucleons. Therefore, fundamental properties of neutron stars, such as their mass, cooling mechanisms and stability heavily depend on the nature of the interaction between hyperons and nucleons. However, reliable information on the hyperon-nucleon interaction has been elusive for many decades. This fellowship will enable critical data on the hyperon-nucleon interaction to be obtained, utilising novel techniques and methods, which will improve our understanding of the properties and composition of neutron stars.

Hyperons also play a key role in the evolution of the universe. The early universe is thought to have initially existed in a plasma of free quarks and gluons, where the gluon is the messenger particle of the strong force which holds quarks together. As the universe cooled it went through an epoch where a gas of excited hyperons froze out of the plasma (when the universe was only microseconds old). Currently, our knowledge of the properties of these excited hyperons is poor. The programme will deliver much needed information to establish these states by producing them in the laboratory. This will constrain models of the early universe. The number and properties of the excited hyperons also constrains our basic understanding of the forces that hold quarks together. New theoretical advances have recently allowed the excited hyperons to be predicted from the theory of the strong force. We will provide important data to test these new advances, enhancing our current knowledge.

The research programme will use extremely intense beams of high-energy photons and large-particle detector systems. The experiments will take place at the Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory in the USA, one of the leading facilities in the world for such studies.

Publications

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Acker A (2020) The CLAS12 Forward Tagger in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

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Bashkanov M (2020) Signatures of the d^{*}(2380) Hexaquark in d(?,pn[over ?]). in Physical review letters

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Bono J (2018) First measurement of ?- polarization in photoproduction in Physics Letters B

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Bydžovský P (2021) Model selection for K + S - photoproduction within an isobar model in Physical Review C

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Carver M (2021) Photoproduction of the f_{2}(1270) Meson Using the CLAS Detector. in Physical review letters

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Chatagnon P (2021) First Measurement of Timelike Compton Scattering. in Physical review letters

 
Description Impact Acceleration Account
Amount £39,432 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description Infrastructure award
Amount £14,823 (GBP)
Organisation University of York 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 07/2021
 
Description Novel methodologies and apparatus for tissue sensitive prompt gamma-ray imaging in proton therapy
Amount £39,609 (GBP)
Organisation University of York 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 09/2019
 
Description PhD student: Jefferson Laboratory
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of York 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 01/2025
 
Description e4nu PhD funding
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of York 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 04/2024
 
Title Understanding Final State Interaction in exclusive reactions 
Description This analysis technique allow us to identify and differentiate between the various final state interaction by studying polarisation observables in exclusive reactions 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This technique has been currently approved by the CLAS collaboration and we expect first results for a key channel to be published soon. The technique has been used by several collaborators and expect a couple of publications in the next years. 
 
Description A2 Collaboration 
Organisation Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Experimental contributions to data taking and Data analysis
Collaborator Contribution A2 at Mami provides the experimental facility for experiments in Nuclear and Hadron physics. Partners have been maning shifts for data taking and aiding with detector maintenance, calibrations, and monitoring
Impact Several publications in peered review journals have resulted from this collaboration
Start Year 2018
 
Description CLAS Collaboration 
Organisation Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My expertise in data analysis and intellectual input. Development of software analysis tools, calibration procedures, and monitoring tools. On call expert of detector system utilised in many experiment and participation in data taking.
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual input, access to data equipment and facility.
Impact 10.1038/s41586-018-0400-z 10.1016/j.physletb.2018.06.003 10.1103/PhysRevC.98.015207 10.1016/j.physletb.2018.06.014 10.1016/j.physletb.2018.07.004 10.1103/PhysRevC.98.025203 10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.092501 10.1103/PhysRevC.98.045203 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.052009 10.1103/PhysRevC.98.045205 10.1103/PhysRevC.98.062201
Start Year 2007
 
Description ECCE collaboration 
Organisation Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Detector and physics simulation and design
Collaborator Contribution Detector and physics simulation and design
Impact Detector proposal for ECCE
Start Year 2021
 
Description EIC UG 
Organisation Brookhaven National Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Detector and physics proposals for the EIC
Collaborator Contribution Detector and physics proposals for the EIC
Impact Detector proposal and physics/technical notes
Start Year 2021
 
Description Forward Tagger Collaboration at CLAS12, Jefferson Lab 
Organisation National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Department National Institute for Nuclear Physics - Genova
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We lead the development and construction of the fast timing hodoscope, a new particle ID system to operate close to the electron beamline at the Thomas Jefferson National Lab in the USA (JLAB). We carried out the detailed simulations necessary to establish the design and carried out the prototype testing to detail its performance. The UK contribution to the hodoscope construction funding is the only outstanding component, and is a central part of the JLab PPRP application currently under consideration. We are spokespersons for the flagship experiment using the device (MesonEx) with the CLAS12 detector at Jefferson Lab. This will be the first experiment following the JLAB upgrade (2016) with 120 days of beamtime. The experiment has the potential to be a discovery experiment for the long sought hybrid mesons. We contributed significantly to the writing of the proposal and carried out many of the computer simulations which established the suitability of CLAS12 for meson spectroscopy. We have developed new electronic readout boards which provide amplified analogue outputs from state of the art Silicon Photomultipliers (Hamamatsu S10362-33-100C). We have designed optical fibre coupling systems to connect the particle detectors to the SiPM. Use latest technology Flash-Analogue to Digtal Convertors (ADC) negating the requirement of traditional Time to digital convertor (TDC) systems.
Collaborator Contribution JMU have collaborated on the hodoscope design - specifically the design of the optical fibre routing and supports. INFN (Genoa) played important role in the development and testing of the readout electronics (amplifier boards for SiPM light sensors). NSU and JMU succesfully won funding from the NSF to contribute to the hodoscope construction costs. University of Glasgow will develop slow control infrastructure and contribute to the gain monitoring systems for the hodoscope. Edinburgh PI, PDRA's and students have been funded by overseas visitor funds from INFN.
Impact MesonEx proposal: JLAB Exp-11-005. Approved for 120 days beamtime. Scheduled for start of operation with CLAS12. Forward Tagger Technical Design Report: http://www.jlab.org/Hall-B/clas12-web/docs/ft-tdr.2.0.pdf PPRP application for UK contribution to Forward Tagger: STFC grant No. ST/M001571/1. All collaborators applications succesful (INFN, Italy and NSF, USA) Publicity http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/news/new-school-alumni-magazine-01-10-14
Start Year 2009
 
Description Forward Tagger Collaboration at CLAS12, Jefferson Lab 
Organisation Norfolk State University
Department Physics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We lead the development and construction of the fast timing hodoscope, a new particle ID system to operate close to the electron beamline at the Thomas Jefferson National Lab in the USA (JLAB). We carried out the detailed simulations necessary to establish the design and carried out the prototype testing to detail its performance. The UK contribution to the hodoscope construction funding is the only outstanding component, and is a central part of the JLab PPRP application currently under consideration. We are spokespersons for the flagship experiment using the device (MesonEx) with the CLAS12 detector at Jefferson Lab. This will be the first experiment following the JLAB upgrade (2016) with 120 days of beamtime. The experiment has the potential to be a discovery experiment for the long sought hybrid mesons. We contributed significantly to the writing of the proposal and carried out many of the computer simulations which established the suitability of CLAS12 for meson spectroscopy. We have developed new electronic readout boards which provide amplified analogue outputs from state of the art Silicon Photomultipliers (Hamamatsu S10362-33-100C). We have designed optical fibre coupling systems to connect the particle detectors to the SiPM. Use latest technology Flash-Analogue to Digtal Convertors (ADC) negating the requirement of traditional Time to digital convertor (TDC) systems.
Collaborator Contribution JMU have collaborated on the hodoscope design - specifically the design of the optical fibre routing and supports. INFN (Genoa) played important role in the development and testing of the readout electronics (amplifier boards for SiPM light sensors). NSU and JMU succesfully won funding from the NSF to contribute to the hodoscope construction costs. University of Glasgow will develop slow control infrastructure and contribute to the gain monitoring systems for the hodoscope. Edinburgh PI, PDRA's and students have been funded by overseas visitor funds from INFN.
Impact MesonEx proposal: JLAB Exp-11-005. Approved for 120 days beamtime. Scheduled for start of operation with CLAS12. Forward Tagger Technical Design Report: http://www.jlab.org/Hall-B/clas12-web/docs/ft-tdr.2.0.pdf PPRP application for UK contribution to Forward Tagger: STFC grant No. ST/M001571/1. All collaborators applications succesful (INFN, Italy and NSF, USA) Publicity http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/news/new-school-alumni-magazine-01-10-14
Start Year 2009
 
Description Forward Tagger Collaboration at CLAS12, Jefferson Lab 
Organisation Thomas Jefferson University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We lead the development and construction of the fast timing hodoscope, a new particle ID system to operate close to the electron beamline at the Thomas Jefferson National Lab in the USA (JLAB). We carried out the detailed simulations necessary to establish the design and carried out the prototype testing to detail its performance. The UK contribution to the hodoscope construction funding is the only outstanding component, and is a central part of the JLab PPRP application currently under consideration. We are spokespersons for the flagship experiment using the device (MesonEx) with the CLAS12 detector at Jefferson Lab. This will be the first experiment following the JLAB upgrade (2016) with 120 days of beamtime. The experiment has the potential to be a discovery experiment for the long sought hybrid mesons. We contributed significantly to the writing of the proposal and carried out many of the computer simulations which established the suitability of CLAS12 for meson spectroscopy. We have developed new electronic readout boards which provide amplified analogue outputs from state of the art Silicon Photomultipliers (Hamamatsu S10362-33-100C). We have designed optical fibre coupling systems to connect the particle detectors to the SiPM. Use latest technology Flash-Analogue to Digtal Convertors (ADC) negating the requirement of traditional Time to digital convertor (TDC) systems.
Collaborator Contribution JMU have collaborated on the hodoscope design - specifically the design of the optical fibre routing and supports. INFN (Genoa) played important role in the development and testing of the readout electronics (amplifier boards for SiPM light sensors). NSU and JMU succesfully won funding from the NSF to contribute to the hodoscope construction costs. University of Glasgow will develop slow control infrastructure and contribute to the gain monitoring systems for the hodoscope. Edinburgh PI, PDRA's and students have been funded by overseas visitor funds from INFN.
Impact MesonEx proposal: JLAB Exp-11-005. Approved for 120 days beamtime. Scheduled for start of operation with CLAS12. Forward Tagger Technical Design Report: http://www.jlab.org/Hall-B/clas12-web/docs/ft-tdr.2.0.pdf PPRP application for UK contribution to Forward Tagger: STFC grant No. ST/M001571/1. All collaborators applications succesful (INFN, Italy and NSF, USA) Publicity http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/news/new-school-alumni-magazine-01-10-14
Start Year 2009
 
Description Forward Tagger Collaboration at CLAS12, Jefferson Lab 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We lead the development and construction of the fast timing hodoscope, a new particle ID system to operate close to the electron beamline at the Thomas Jefferson National Lab in the USA (JLAB). We carried out the detailed simulations necessary to establish the design and carried out the prototype testing to detail its performance. The UK contribution to the hodoscope construction funding is the only outstanding component, and is a central part of the JLab PPRP application currently under consideration. We are spokespersons for the flagship experiment using the device (MesonEx) with the CLAS12 detector at Jefferson Lab. This will be the first experiment following the JLAB upgrade (2016) with 120 days of beamtime. The experiment has the potential to be a discovery experiment for the long sought hybrid mesons. We contributed significantly to the writing of the proposal and carried out many of the computer simulations which established the suitability of CLAS12 for meson spectroscopy. We have developed new electronic readout boards which provide amplified analogue outputs from state of the art Silicon Photomultipliers (Hamamatsu S10362-33-100C). We have designed optical fibre coupling systems to connect the particle detectors to the SiPM. Use latest technology Flash-Analogue to Digtal Convertors (ADC) negating the requirement of traditional Time to digital convertor (TDC) systems.
Collaborator Contribution JMU have collaborated on the hodoscope design - specifically the design of the optical fibre routing and supports. INFN (Genoa) played important role in the development and testing of the readout electronics (amplifier boards for SiPM light sensors). NSU and JMU succesfully won funding from the NSF to contribute to the hodoscope construction costs. University of Glasgow will develop slow control infrastructure and contribute to the gain monitoring systems for the hodoscope. Edinburgh PI, PDRA's and students have been funded by overseas visitor funds from INFN.
Impact MesonEx proposal: JLAB Exp-11-005. Approved for 120 days beamtime. Scheduled for start of operation with CLAS12. Forward Tagger Technical Design Report: http://www.jlab.org/Hall-B/clas12-web/docs/ft-tdr.2.0.pdf PPRP application for UK contribution to Forward Tagger: STFC grant No. ST/M001571/1. All collaborators applications succesful (INFN, Italy and NSF, USA) Publicity http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/news/new-school-alumni-magazine-01-10-14
Start Year 2009
 
Description G13 Workgroup 
Organisation University of South Carolina
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am the analysis coordinator of the g13 working group that oversees all work (calibrations, cooking, data quality) related to the g13 working group. I have led the calibration of key detector equipment (Tagger and Start counter).
Collaborator Contribution Partners have contributed in detector in detector calibration and developing data monitoring procedures. They have also established working-group wide analysis cuts and procedures adopted by all members of the working group (fiducial cuts, momentum corrections, efficiency studies, etc).
Impact Several papers have resulted from this collaboration and several more are underway.
Start Year 2010
 
Description HASPECT 
Organisation Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Department GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The HASPECT collaboration aims to deliver next generation partial wave analyses for the new hadron spectroscopy data emerging from the major experimental facilities. We have contributed to the effort by developing event generators for photon induced reactions (EdinGen) and provide high level computer expertise to setup the framework. We analyse archived meson photo production data from CLAS at Jefferson Lab to constrain the models ready for the hybrid meson search in CLAS12.
Collaborator Contribution Nuclear theorist collaborators have developed the production amplitude parameterisations. Collaborators have analysed other CLAS data sets relevant to the programme. Developed complimentary analysis methods.
Impact Application to Horizon 2020 for financial support. Conferences and meetings organised regularly.
Start Year 2010
 
Description HASPECT 
Organisation Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Department GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The HASPECT collaboration aims to deliver next generation partial wave analyses for the new hadron spectroscopy data emerging from the major experimental facilities. We have contributed to the effort by developing event generators for photon induced reactions (EdinGen) and provide high level computer expertise to setup the framework. We analyse archived meson photo production data from CLAS at Jefferson Lab to constrain the models ready for the hybrid meson search in CLAS12.
Collaborator Contribution Nuclear theorist collaborators have developed the production amplitude parameterisations. Collaborators have analysed other CLAS data sets relevant to the programme. Developed complimentary analysis methods.
Impact Application to Horizon 2020 for financial support. Conferences and meetings organised regularly.
Start Year 2010
 
Description HASPECT 
Organisation Julich Research Centre
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The HASPECT collaboration aims to deliver next generation partial wave analyses for the new hadron spectroscopy data emerging from the major experimental facilities. We have contributed to the effort by developing event generators for photon induced reactions (EdinGen) and provide high level computer expertise to setup the framework. We analyse archived meson photo production data from CLAS at Jefferson Lab to constrain the models ready for the hybrid meson search in CLAS12.
Collaborator Contribution Nuclear theorist collaborators have developed the production amplitude parameterisations. Collaborators have analysed other CLAS data sets relevant to the programme. Developed complimentary analysis methods.
Impact Application to Horizon 2020 for financial support. Conferences and meetings organised regularly.
Start Year 2010
 
Description HASPECT 
Organisation Julich Research Centre
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The HASPECT collaboration aims to deliver next generation partial wave analyses for the new hadron spectroscopy data emerging from the major experimental facilities. We have contributed to the effort by developing event generators for photon induced reactions (EdinGen) and provide high level computer expertise to setup the framework. We analyse archived meson photo production data from CLAS at Jefferson Lab to constrain the models ready for the hybrid meson search in CLAS12.
Collaborator Contribution Nuclear theorist collaborators have developed the production amplitude parameterisations. Collaborators have analysed other CLAS data sets relevant to the programme. Developed complimentary analysis methods.
Impact Application to Horizon 2020 for financial support. Conferences and meetings organised regularly.
Start Year 2010
 
Description HASPECT 
Organisation National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Department Frascati Laboratory (LNF)
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The HASPECT collaboration aims to deliver next generation partial wave analyses for the new hadron spectroscopy data emerging from the major experimental facilities. We have contributed to the effort by developing event generators for photon induced reactions (EdinGen) and provide high level computer expertise to setup the framework. We analyse archived meson photo production data from CLAS at Jefferson Lab to constrain the models ready for the hybrid meson search in CLAS12.
Collaborator Contribution Nuclear theorist collaborators have developed the production amplitude parameterisations. Collaborators have analysed other CLAS data sets relevant to the programme. Developed complimentary analysis methods.
Impact Application to Horizon 2020 for financial support. Conferences and meetings organised regularly.
Start Year 2010
 
Description HASPECT 
Organisation National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Department National Institute for Nuclear Physics - Torino
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The HASPECT collaboration aims to deliver next generation partial wave analyses for the new hadron spectroscopy data emerging from the major experimental facilities. We have contributed to the effort by developing event generators for photon induced reactions (EdinGen) and provide high level computer expertise to setup the framework. We analyse archived meson photo production data from CLAS at Jefferson Lab to constrain the models ready for the hybrid meson search in CLAS12.
Collaborator Contribution Nuclear theorist collaborators have developed the production amplitude parameterisations. Collaborators have analysed other CLAS data sets relevant to the programme. Developed complimentary analysis methods.
Impact Application to Horizon 2020 for financial support. Conferences and meetings organised regularly.
Start Year 2010
 
Description HASPECT 
Organisation National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Department National Institute for Nuclear Physics - Trento
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The HASPECT collaboration aims to deliver next generation partial wave analyses for the new hadron spectroscopy data emerging from the major experimental facilities. We have contributed to the effort by developing event generators for photon induced reactions (EdinGen) and provide high level computer expertise to setup the framework. We analyse archived meson photo production data from CLAS at Jefferson Lab to constrain the models ready for the hybrid meson search in CLAS12.
Collaborator Contribution Nuclear theorist collaborators have developed the production amplitude parameterisations. Collaborators have analysed other CLAS data sets relevant to the programme. Developed complimentary analysis methods.
Impact Application to Horizon 2020 for financial support. Conferences and meetings organised regularly.
Start Year 2010
 
Description HASPECT 
Organisation National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Department National Institute for Nuclear Physics - Trento
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The HASPECT collaboration aims to deliver next generation partial wave analyses for the new hadron spectroscopy data emerging from the major experimental facilities. We have contributed to the effort by developing event generators for photon induced reactions (EdinGen) and provide high level computer expertise to setup the framework. We analyse archived meson photo production data from CLAS at Jefferson Lab to constrain the models ready for the hybrid meson search in CLAS12.
Collaborator Contribution Nuclear theorist collaborators have developed the production amplitude parameterisations. Collaborators have analysed other CLAS data sets relevant to the programme. Developed complimentary analysis methods.
Impact Application to Horizon 2020 for financial support. Conferences and meetings organised regularly.
Start Year 2010
 
Description HASPECT 
Organisation National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The HASPECT collaboration aims to deliver next generation partial wave analyses for the new hadron spectroscopy data emerging from the major experimental facilities. We have contributed to the effort by developing event generators for photon induced reactions (EdinGen) and provide high level computer expertise to setup the framework. We analyse archived meson photo production data from CLAS at Jefferson Lab to constrain the models ready for the hybrid meson search in CLAS12.
Collaborator Contribution Nuclear theorist collaborators have developed the production amplitude parameterisations. Collaborators have analysed other CLAS data sets relevant to the programme. Developed complimentary analysis methods.
Impact Application to Horizon 2020 for financial support. Conferences and meetings organised regularly.
Start Year 2010
 
Description HASPECT 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The HASPECT collaboration aims to deliver next generation partial wave analyses for the new hadron spectroscopy data emerging from the major experimental facilities. We have contributed to the effort by developing event generators for photon induced reactions (EdinGen) and provide high level computer expertise to setup the framework. We analyse archived meson photo production data from CLAS at Jefferson Lab to constrain the models ready for the hybrid meson search in CLAS12.
Collaborator Contribution Nuclear theorist collaborators have developed the production amplitude parameterisations. Collaborators have analysed other CLAS data sets relevant to the programme. Developed complimentary analysis methods.
Impact Application to Horizon 2020 for financial support. Conferences and meetings organised regularly.
Start Year 2010
 
Description The hadron physics of neutron stars 
Organisation INFN Sezione di Catania
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The discovery of the d* hexaquark has the potential for significant impact in our understanding of neutron stars. An interdisciplinary collaboration between nuclear physicists and astrophysicicists was setup. A number of papers have already been produced and ongoing programme is developing
Collaborator Contribution We identified the possibilities and played key role in defining how the hexaquark could be incorporated into the equation of state for neutrons stars
Impact Two paper outputs resulted from the collaboration. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/202037749 10.1016/j.physletb.2018.03.052 The topic has led to invited talks at a number of leading conferences.
Start Year 2018
 
Description The hadron physics of neutron stars 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The discovery of the d* hexaquark has the potential for significant impact in our understanding of neutron stars. An interdisciplinary collaboration between nuclear physicists and astrophysicicists was setup. A number of papers have already been produced and ongoing programme is developing
Collaborator Contribution We identified the possibilities and played key role in defining how the hexaquark could be incorporated into the equation of state for neutrons stars
Impact Two paper outputs resulted from the collaboration. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/202037749 10.1016/j.physletb.2018.03.052 The topic has led to invited talks at a number of leading conferences.
Start Year 2018
 
Description The hadron physics of neutron stars 
Organisation University of York
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The discovery of the d* hexaquark has the potential for significant impact in our understanding of neutron stars. An interdisciplinary collaboration between nuclear physicists and astrophysicicists was setup. A number of papers have already been produced and ongoing programme is developing
Collaborator Contribution We identified the possibilities and played key role in defining how the hexaquark could be incorporated into the equation of state for neutrons stars
Impact Two paper outputs resulted from the collaboration. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/202037749 10.1016/j.physletb.2018.03.052 The topic has led to invited talks at a number of leading conferences.
Start Year 2018
 
Description e4nu 
Organisation Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data mining and analysis for electrons for neutrinos
Collaborator Contribution Data mining and analysis for electrons for neutrinos
Impact Papers and technical notes
Start Year 2019
 
Description Binding Blocks 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Participated in building block workshop explaining the Nuclear Chart and guiding students in understanding fundamentals of nuclear physics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Early Career Researcher workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 35 Postdocs and graduate students attended the workshop providing training and discussion opportunities for early career Nuclear physicist and their personal and professional development
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Geant4 Tutorial for African Schools 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 80 Post graduate students attended the GEANT4 workshop, aiming at giving the tools to students to study high-level physics and interaction of particles with matter, as well as develop their own ideas using the GEANT4 framework.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Medical Physics Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Run a medical physics workshop at University of York going over application of physics in medicine including Imaging (PET, MRI, ultrasounds...) and radiotherapy (x-rays, proton and heavy ion therapy).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Nuclear Master Class 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact More than 500 pupils attended the nuclear master class in which students were introduced to the basics of nuclear physics and application. The online course took place of a duration of few weeks and concluded with a hands on medical physics simulation using GEANT4.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Nuffield Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 4 students attended the workshop that focused on medical physics research for students. Students were got a hands on experience on simulation for radiotherapy techniques and wrote a report on their findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Nuffield Research Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 4 students attended the workshop that focused on medical physics research for students. Students were got a hands on experience on simulation for radiotherapy techniques and wrote a report on their findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Organisation of Exotic Hadron Spectroscopy workshop 2019, York. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Fruitful discussions, a lot of new ideas and links
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.iopconferences.org/iop/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=884741&eventID=1401&language=1&CSPC...
 
Description UKNPSS Monte Carlo Techniques 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Run a workshop on Monte Carlo techniques explaining their importance and usage in research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://sites.google.com/a/york.ac.uk/uknpss2019