In roughly a third of all LHC collisions, one or both of the colliding protons remains intact, a process which is surprisingly poorly understood. This project will involve the study of such events using samples collected using `Roman pot’ insertions to the beampipe approximately 200m from the ATLAS interaction point. It will include a contribution to the operation and optimisation of the Roman pot detectors as well as the analysis of the data collected. Travel to CERN will be required, with the possibility of an extended stay in Geneva during the studentship.
This project will take place within the Particle Physics group at the University. For details of the group and to find out more about studying for a PhD in this group, please refer to http://www.ep.ph.bham.ac.uk/index.php?page=exp/phdentry/index More generic aspects of PhD study at the University of Birmingham, including the Doctoral Research Prospectus, can be found at www.birmingham.ac.uk/drp
This research project is one of a number of projects at this institution. It is in competition for funding with one or more of these projects. Usually the project which receives the best applicant will be awarded the funding. The funding is only available to UK citizens or those who have been resident in the UK for a period of 3 years or more. Non-UK Students: If you have the correct qualifications and access to your own funding, either from your home country or your own finances, your application to work on this project will be considered.
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