October 2, 2013
Senior Experimental Fellowships at IPPP 2013-2014 The Fellowships were awarded by the IPPP Steering Committee to three UK experimental teams representing ATLAS, CMS and LHCb. The Team Leaders are: Alan Barr (Oxford University) Oliver Buchmueller (Imperial) and Henning Flaecher (Bristol University) Ulrik Egede (Imperial)
October 1, 2013
Six new Associateships were awarded by the IPPP Steering Committee to individuals or small teams to support their research programme and particle physics phenomenology research in the UK. The new Associates are: Guennadi Borissov (Lancaster University) Craig Buttar and James Ferrando (Glasgow University) Francesca Di Lodovico (QMUL) Christoph Englert (Glasgow University) Keith Hamilton (UCL) Robert Thorne (UCL)
August 26, 2013
Prof. Silvia Pascoli has been awarded the 2013 Occhialini Medal and Prize for her major contributions to the study of, and leadership in, the field of neutrino phenomenology.The Occhialini Medal was instituted in 2007 to honour the memory of the physicist Giuseppe Occhialini and is presented jointly by the Institute of Physics and the Società Italiana di Fisica for distinguished work carried out in the 10 years leading up to the award.
June 27, 2013
From the oration by Professor Nigel Glover: "As a layman I would now say, I think we have it." So said Professor Rolf Heuer, Director-General of the European Centre for Nuclear Research and Visiting Professor at Durham University, as he concluded an update on the search for the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider almost a year ago. "We have a discovery - we have observed a new particle consistent with a Higgs boson.” Given the widespread coverage of news emanating from CERN over the past couple of years, I’m confident that you will all have heard the name “Higgs” and the word “boson”, even if you’re not completely sure of what either relates to. Hopefully in the next few minutes we can shed some light on Peter Higgs immense contribution to one of the biggest scientific discoveries of the century. Peter was born in Newcastle in 1929. His father worked for the BBC and the family subsequently moved to Bristol. At his secondary school, Peter was inspired by the...