Lancaster Experimental Particle Physics Consolidated Grant 2019-22

Lead Research Organisation: Lancaster University
Department Name: Physics


The main objectives are to explore the fundamental constituents of matter, their properties and interactions through experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, the CERN North Area and a group of Neutrino experiments at different facilities. The questions addressed are: the search for new particles and forces, both directly and via their quantum mechanical effects; how the Universe came to be made of matter alone, and not a mixture of matter and antimatter that swiftly annihilated itself; whether the world we live in really only has 3 dimensions of space and one of time; and to discover what the dark matter know about by observations in astronomy is made up of. The work will also drive detector development and new processes, and new computing and software techniques.

Planned Impact

The primary impact is societal, with an extensive programme of public engagement with schools and the general public. We have also been working with companies in our detector development and our computing developments.


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Description Newton RCUK-CONACYT Cost-efficient and radiation-tolerant pixel detectors for ionising radiation based on thin-film technology
Amount £339,403 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/P003052/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 04/2019
Description WOMAD 2020 
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 Online replacement for the World of Physics in 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020