Nobelprize for Physics awarded to Peter Higgs
Words of congratulations from the PPE group
We seek an understanding of the fundamental particles of nature and the
interactions (forces) governing their behaviour. In particular, from
understanding the symmetries and conserved quantities present in the
universe, we seek to explain the dominance of matter over anti-matter
(study of CP violation at BaBar/LHCb), and mechanisms of symmetry breaking
(ATLAS/ILC) which lead to the creation of mass. Extensive distributed Grid
computing (GridPP) will be used to store and analyse the tens of petabytes of
data that will be produced at the LHC.
The group comprises of seven academic faculty (Phil Clark, Peter Clarke,
Victoria Martin, Christos Leonidopoulos, Franz Muheim (group leader), Matthew Needham and Steve Playfer),
two Honorary Professors (Fabiola Gianotti and Ken Peach), an Honorary Fellow (Alan Walker),
three advanced fellows, eleven postdoctoral research associates
and seventeen postgraduate students, plus
technical, computing and admin support staff.
School of Physics and Astronomy congratulates Peter Higgs on winning Nobelprize
Fabiola Gianotti appointed Honorary Professor
LHCb has discovered of a new matter antimatter difference
4th July 2012: CERN announce the discovery of a new particle, consistent with the Higgs boson!