After studying Natural Sciences (Physics) at Cambridge I did my D. Phil at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Herbi Dreiner and Mike Seymour. My thesis was on the simulation of R-parity violating supersymmetric models, something I’m still interested in and work on from time to time. After a postdoc in Cambridge working with Bryan Webber and a fellowship in the theory division at CERN I joined the IPPP as a lecturer in 2004. I was subsquently promoted to reader and then Professor. From October 2015 I will be a staff member in the theory division at CERN for 5 years while on leave from Durham.
Monte Carlo Simulations
My main research interest is the phenomenology of high-energy collisions, both in the Standard Model and the search for physics Beyond the Standard Model. I started work on making improvements to the HERWIG event generator during my thesis in order to study R-parity violating processes, in particular tri-lepton signatures and processes in which baryon number is not conserved. I have been involved in both BSM collider phenomenolgy and developing HERWIG ever since. I took thre leading role in the development of the Herwig(Herwig++) event generator for use at the LHC.
Publications from inSpire
Herwig: The Evolution of a Monte Carlo Simulation TH Colloquium, CERN Wednesday, 23 September 2015.