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  Physics with intact protons detected way downstream of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider


   School of Physics and Astronomy

  Prof P Newman  Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

There are wide-ranging PhD opportunities with the Birmingham ATLAS group, including analysis of Higgs, top and electroweak physics, construction of a state-of-the art upgraded tracking detector and operation and development of trigger electronics.

Prof Paul Newman specialises in the detection and reconstruction of intact protons scattered through tiny angles in the 'ATLAS Forward Physics' (AFP) detectors, which are inserted into the beam-pipe around 200m from the interaction point. The detectors are well suited to the study of photon-photon collisions, where the photons are radiated from the intact protons.

A PhD project starting in 2023-24 centred on AFP can be constructed either with a physics analysis focus or a more technical detector orientation, and are often combined with other analyses in the group. Please just get in contact for more details!

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