The Experimental Study of 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, the neutrino experiment MicroBooNE, and the long-baseline neutrino experiment DUNE at Fermilab, and future 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, prepare for the future upgrades of ATLAS and LHCb, to consolidate our strong participation in our neutrino programme, and to undertake generic hardware research and development. 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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Helling C (2020) Strip sensor performance in prototype modules built for ATLAS ITk in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

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Mikestikova M (2020) Electrical characterization of surface properties of the ATLAS17LS sensors after neutron, proton and gamma irradiation in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment