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Trigger for the ATLAS Upgrade

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

The aims of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider are study rare processes and search for new physics at the proton-proton energy frontier. The trigger system, which selects which collisions to read out for analysis, is central to the success of the experiment. To cope with the increasing demands of high luminosity LHC operation a two stage upgrade programme is planned. This project will involve contributing to the design of the trigger upgrade, through studies of the optimal trigger algorithms for the two phases, and possibly development of software for the Phase I trigger. The candidate will also take part in analysis of ATLAS data within one of the group’s main areas of interest (currently Higgs searches and studies and heavy flavour physics). 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 http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/drp

Funding Notes

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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