Research in High Energy Physics

Lead Research Organisation: Imperial College London
Department Name: Dept of Physics


Investigation into the properties of elementary particles and the fundamental forces of nature. Precision tests of the Standard Model (SM); searches for new phenomena and extensions to the SM; studies of CP violation in the b-system; measurement of neutrino oscillation parameters; WIMP dark matter searches, preparations for future experiments, including HL-LHC, feasibility studies for future neutrino factories, double-beta decay experiments, gravitational wave detectors and linear colliders.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/S505432/1 30/09/2018 29/09/2022
2119274 Studentship ST/S505432/1 30/09/2018 30/03/2022 Charles NASEBY
Description Improved understanding of a future Physics experiment apparatus and the impact of different designs of this apparatus on the Physics that can be investigated.
Exploitation Route The improvement to understanding of this detector will be used by the wider collaboration to assess the ability of the overall experiment to achieve its aims.
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software)

Description Hyper-Kamiokande 
Organisation Hyper-Kamiokande
Country Global 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Work developing the near detector fitting method to constrain the requirements of both the near detector suite and for estimates of the available precision in CP violation measurements.
Collaborator Contribution Design work on the experiment, improvements to the beam power, securing of funding for the project, provision of data and work with the facilities that will host the experiment.
Impact Design documents and physics potential reports (internal)
Start Year 2019
Description T2K 
Organisation T2K Collaboration
Country Global 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Upgrade work on a beam monitor data acquisition system.
Collaborator Contribution Facility support of J-PARC, KEK, and Super-Kamiokande. Work running the experiment in all areas including hardware, data analysis, software frameworks, paper publication etc.
Impact Numerous neutrino nucleus interaction cross-section papers, the 2020 oscillation analysis results and others.
Start Year 2018