Welcome to the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology

The IPPP was founded in 2000 as the UK’s national centre for particle phenomenology, researching the properties and behaviour of the most fundamental building blocks of nature. Since then, we have grown to become one of the largest particle phenomenology groups in the world. Our research sits at the interface between theoretical particle physics and experiments ranging from particle colliders to gravitational wave detectors. We host an extensive programme of workshops and conferences for the international particle physics community, helping to shape the future of particle physics in the UK. Promoting public understanding of fundamental physics is also central to the IPPP’s goals, particularly with outreach to schools and teachers as well as online content.

Recent IPPP Preprints

Steven Abel, Keith R. Dienes, Luca A. Nutricati

Vasileios Basiouris, Miguel Crispim Romão, Stephen F. King, George K. Leontaris



July 8, 2024

PhD Graduates Dressed in the traditional gowns and  hosted in the incomparable venue that is Durham's Cathedral, four of IPPPs latest students attended the Physics graduation ceremony. Prior to this event...

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April 24, 2024

International Masterclass on Particle Physics 2024 On March 22, Durham University's Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology (IPPP) hosted the International Masterclass on Particle Physics—a hands-on event where high school students...

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March 22, 2024

We congratulate Khadeejah Bepari on completing her PhD. The topic of her PhD thesis was Quantum Computing for High-Energy Physics.

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Forthcoming Workshops

July 28, 2024 - August 3, 2024

July 29, 2024 - August 1, 2024

August 25, 2024 - September 6, 2024

Forthcoming Seminars