Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics

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DINE and Hyper-K funding approved!

November 7 2014: STFC funding for the next-generation neutrino oscillation experiments DUNE and Hyper-Kamiokande has been approved almost in full. Sheffield is involved in both these projects—see our research pages for further details.

New staff member for the ATLAS group

October 28 2014: Dr Trevor Vickey is joining the ATLAS Group as a new Senior Lecturer. Dr Vickey studied physics at the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed his PhD in 2004 after making a measurement of W boson polarization in top quark decay with the CDF experiment at Fermilab in Chicago, USA. In January 2005, he began a postdoctoral position in the Univ. of Wisconsin ATLAS group and spent five years based at CERN in Geneva working on both preparations for Higgs boson searches and silicon tracking detector data acquisition. In January 2010 he took up the position of Senior Lecturer at the Univ. of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, established the experimental high-energy physics group there, and brokered the admission of South Africa into the ATLAS collaboration. Dr Vickey was leading a group of about 100 ATLAS physicists searching for the Higgs boson in the decay mode involving two tau leptons when the Higgs boson was discovered in July 2012. His current research interests include Higgs boson properties, searches for additional Higgs bosons, searches for new physics in tau lepton final states (graviton, SUSY, Z-prime, third-generation leptoquarks), tau lepton physics, identification of hadronically-decaying taus, top quark properties and silicon detectors.

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