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.

Our Objectives

  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. To promote public understanding of fundamental science, particularly to teachers and school children of all ages