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Particle Physics Theory Group



Richard D Ball


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Personal Biography:

In the past I have been: an undergraduate at St. John's College, Cambridge, a graduate student in DAMTP, Cambridge, an SERC Research Fellow at Imperial College, a Research Associate at ITP, SUNY at Stony Brook, a Research Fellow at NBI, Copenhagen, a Royal Society URF in Theoretical Physics and lecturer at Trinity College, Oxford, and a CERN Fellow and Associate. I am currently the the Head of the PPT group in Edinburgh, and the Director of the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics. I am also a Scientific Associate at the NBI Discovery Center,

Research interests:

My main interest in life is the study of elementary particles and their interactions, as revealed by experiments at particle colliders at CERN and Fermilab. Currently I am working on the application of perturbative QCD to high energy processes, with the particular aim of understanding hadronic collisions at the LHC. I am a member of the NNPDF collaboration, to determine unbiased parton distributions from a global analysis of deep inelastic and hadronic data sets. I am also interested in many other aspects of QCD physics, such as HERA physics and spin physics, and have in the past worked on the formulation of effective field theories, the exact renormalization group, and the structure of chiral gauge theories. For a more detailed impression of my interests check out my publication list.

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