Search for rare and forbidden decays at the NA62 experiment at CERN

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham
Department Name: School of Physics and Astronomy


The work will happen within the NA62 experiment at CERN.
The experiment makes use of an hadronic secondary beam to investigate
kaon rare and exotic processes. The focus of this PhD is dual: the study of the
ultra-rare kaon decay K+ to pi+ nu nu via the optimization of the signal versus
background selection; and the search for the lepton favour violating process
K+ to p mu e (for which 5 decay channels are theorised) which is forbidden in the Standard Model.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/R504622/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2021
1960283 Studentship ST/R504622/1 01/10/2017 31/03/2021 Joel Swallow