Welcome to the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology

The IPPP was founded in 1999 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

Sebastian Bruggisser, Danny van Dyk, Susanne Westhoff

Keith R. Dienes, Lucien Heurtier, Fei Huang, Doojin Kim, Tim M.P. Tait, Brooks Thomas

Rick S. Gupta, Joerg Jaeckel, Michael Spannowsky

Daniel Maître, Roi Santos-Mateos



October 25, 2022

Jessica Turner of the IPPP, Durham University, was interviewed by Medium Magazine about being an inspirational woman in STEM. Find her thoughts on this topic here.

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July 18, 2022

Martin Bauer and Stephen Jones have written a piece in theconversation.com reflecting on the road from theoretical idea to discovery of the Higgs Boson, and some of the yet unanswered questions in...

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May 23, 2022

Martin Bauer has written a piece for The Institute of Art and Ideas on the recent measurement of the mass of the W boson by CDF at the Tevatron. Their very precise determination puts its mass...

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Forthcoming Workshops

December 13, 2022 - December 15, 2022

December 15, 2022 - December 16, 2022

Forthcoming Seminars