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 slightly higher than the world average, and in tension with the expectation from the much celebrated Standard Model of particle physics. More information at the following link: The W boson threat to the Standard Model
March 22, 2022
Asli Abdullahi passed her viva on 21 March, after a good discussion about neutrino physics with examiners Prof. Joachim Kopp and Dr. Djuna Croon. Dr. Abdullahi wrote an excellent thesis on aspects of neutrino physics, heavy neutral leptons, and low-energy anomalies. Now a postdoc at Fermilab, a bright future in particle physics awaits her.
February 5, 2022
Parisa's PhD project is at the intersection of IPPP and IDAS, Durham's Institute for Data Science, centred around advanced data analysis methods in the search for New Physics effects at the Large Hadron Collider and machine learning for the fast evaluation of complex integrals from electroweak quantum corrections. Oscar has worked on improving our understanding of the electroweak sector of the Standard Model of particle physics. Oscar designed new observables to tension measurements at the LHC and future e+e- colliders with theoretical predictions within an effective field theory framework. We wish you all the best in your future endeavours.