University of Cambridge
In physics: the Cavendish Laboratory crocodile
PARTICLE PHYSICS COLLABORATIONS:
ATLAS, LHCb, MINOS and a future linear collider
EXPERIMENTS AT FERMILAB:
SCIENTISTS AND STUDENTS AT FERMILAB:
Currently one professor, one postdoc and two graduate students
COLLABORATING AT FERMILAB SINCE:
MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO FERMILAB EXPERIMENTS:
Many contributions to the MINOS experiment, including: DAQ run control software, detector commissioning, data monitoring and validation; high-and-low level reconstruction and calibration software and analysis of neutrino oscillations, with a leading role in the study of atmospheric neutrinos.
PARTICLE PHYSICS RESEARCH FOCUS:
We have a broad range of interests in the experiments we work on: searching for new physics and performing precision tests of the Standard Model at ATLAS; studying rare B decays and CP violation at LHCb; constraining neutrino oscillations at MINOS. We are also interested in a range of theoretical problems with a phenomenological emphasis, and the development of detectors for a future linear collider.
WHAT SETS PARTICLE PHYSICS AT CAMBRIDGE APART?
The Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge has a rich history of research and discovery in the field of particle physics. For example, the discovery of the electron by J.J. Thomson at Cambridge helped to usher in the era of modern physics. Today we are gearing up for the new discoveries we hope will emerge in the coming decade.
UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
FAVORITE NATIONAL LABORATORY:
Fermilab, for its current leading role in experimental particle physics.