Annual Departmental Research Event: Particle Physics

Particle Physics deals with the building blocks of all matter in the universe and of the fundamental forces that operate between them. We try to understand what happens when high energy particles are smashed into each other at very high energies and we provide the theory and analysis behind a number of experiments to be carried out at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and elsewhere. We are seeking answers to some of the Universe's greatest secrets such as the mysteries surrounding antimatter and dark matter, the possibility of extra space-time dimensions and the existence of the elusive Higgs boson. The talks will demonstrate the diversity of research within the Particle Physics research group at Durham
    • 14:15 14:20
      Welcome 5m
      Speaker: Nigel Glover
    • 14:20 14:40
      Simulating physics at the LHC 20m
      Speaker: Peter Richardson
    • 14:45 15:05
      Hunting for New Physics: Higgs, SUSY and beyond 20m
      Speaker: Georg Weiglein
    • 15:10 15:30
      tea 20m
    • 15:30 15:50
      Fundamental Physics @ Low Energies 20m
      Speaker: Joerg Jaeckel
    • 15:55 16:15
      The role of neutrinos in the evolution of the Universe 20m
      Speaker: Silvia Pascoli
    • 16:20 16:40
      Detecting cosmic strings 20m
      Speaker: Ruth Gregory