October 31, 2016
Research paper by IPPP authors on the Higgs boson production at the next generation of hadron colliders is selected as a Physical Review Editors Suggestion. The paper is featured on the Physical Review D homepage: http://journals.aps.org/prd
August 17, 2016
IPPP is inviting applications for a new round of IPPP Associateships: Associateships have now been awarded - Find out more here Open for members of permanent academic staff UK PP Duration 1 year, start date October 2016. Application closing date: 31st August 2016 More information avalible here New round of Senior Experimental Fellowships at IPPP: Senior Experimental Fellowships have now been awarded - Find out more here To be awarded to small teams led by senior UK experimentalists. Duration 1 year, start date 1 January 2017 Application closing date: 31st August 2016 More information avalible here We are looking for nominations for new members for IPPP Steering Committee The vacancies are for theorists and experimentalists. More information avalible here
August 10, 2016
The 2016 Stirling Lecture was held on Monday 5th December at 17:15 in the Appleby Lecture Theatre (W103). The lecture titled "Smashing Physics: Latest news from the energy frontier" will be given by Professor Jonathan Butterworth, Professor of Physics at University College London. Professor Jonathan Butterworth is not only a physics professor at University College London but he also has a column in the Guardian named Life and Physics. He is a member of the UCL High Energy Physics group and works on the Atlas experiment at Cern's Large Hadron Collider. _______________________________________ The Stirling Lecture is an annual public lecture organised by IPPP in honour of its first director, Professor James Stirling CBE, FRS, now Provost of Imperial College London. The lecture series was created in 2008. 15 Dec 2008: Prof. Brian Foster FRS, Oxford University and the violinist Jack Liebeck, 'Superstrings ... a celebration of Einstein and physics, with music by J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart...
May 20, 2016
80 physicists gathered in Manchester in April to discuss the future of the LHCb experiment at the meeting ‘Theatre of Dreams: Beyond the LHCb PhaseUpgrade’,http://www.hep.manchester.ac.uk/theatre-of-dreams/index.html exploring the longer term future of the experiment so that the flavour physics potential of the LHC can be fully exploited. See Cern Courier and LHCb for more information.
May 20, 2016
Out of 30 international applicants Shaun Bailey, Patrick Bolton, Josh Borrow, Arnaud Lorin, Myles Mitchel, Elliot Reid and Andrew Spiers were chosen to work with IPPP staff on research projects related to current activities in the particle physics community. Summer Projects
May 5, 2016
Fabrizio Caola is one of this year's two winners of the Guido Altarelli prize. The Altarelli prize honours the memory of the late Guido Altarelli, a pioneer of the unravelling of the strong interaction and the structure of hadrons, an outstanding communicator of particle physics, and a mentor and strong supporter of Junior Scientists. It is awarded to a Junior Scientist for an outstanding scientific contribution to the field covered by the DIS Conferences series. Fabrizio Caola will start as a lecturer at IPPP in October 2016.
January 31, 2016
On 15th December, IPPP hosted an event at the Royal Society in London to mark the 50th anniversary of the discovery of atmospheric neutrinos. The experimental collaboration from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (India), Osaka City University (Japan) and Durham University (UK) reported the discovery of the first atmospheric neutrinos in the Kolar Gold Fields Experiment (C. V.Achar et al., Detection of muons produced by cosmic ray neutrinos deep underground, Phys. Lett. 18 (1965) 196). This discovery ultimately led to the discovery of atmospheric neutrino oscillations by the SuperKamiokande experiment which has been honoured this year by the Nobel prize in physics. A large fraction of the current and future international experimental neutrino programme is based on these results. The afternoon program of scientific talks reviewed the impact that this had on neutrino and particle physics at large and discussed the present and future of the field with presentations from...