The prime aim of the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology is to play a key role in meeting the University of Durham’s strategic goal of International excellence in research.
- To perform world-leading research in particle physics phenomenology – the bridge between theory and experiment in the study of the building blocks of all matter in the universe and of the fundamental forces that operate between them.
- To promote and develop new theoretical ideas aimed at addressing key science questions that are experimentally accessible such as: What is the origin of mass? Why is there more matter than antimatter in the universe? Is there a unified theory of all particle interactions?
- To provide a critical mass of research excellence in particle physics phenomenology, that will engage pro-actively with the UK and international particle physics communities, and help to shape the future programme, providing leadership, vision and strategic advice
- To support and stimulate the UK particle physics community through an active programme of workshops and other meetings and to boost the ability of the UK to contribute at world-leading level
- To provide training and opportunities for research students, both to sustain and further develop research in particle physics and to contribute to the economic competitiveness of the United Kingdom
- To promote public understanding of fundamental science, particularly to teachers and school children of all ages