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Study of top quark properties at ATLAS

  • 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 top quark is the heaviest of all observed elementary particles, with a mass 175 times larger than that of the proton. Precise measurements of its properties are a critical ingredient in the search for new physics at the LHC. This PhD project involves the measurement of top quark properties from data recorded by the ATLAS experiment,
and will look for structures in the data which could originate from new particles, such as additional Higgs bosons. The project includes a contribution to the technical responsibilites of the group in the day-to-day running and development of the ATLAS detector and will require some travel to CERN. There is also the possibility of
spending a longer period at CERN 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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FTE Category A staff submitted: 39.00

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