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Particle Physics

Particle Physics

The research at Royal Holloway focuses on fundamental questions in physics today. We have a substantial group working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

There is PhD funding available within the Centre for Particle Physics group. For more information please check here.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) began colliding significant numbers of protons in 2010. ATLAS is one of the two general purpose detectors in the LHC ring. The Royal Holloway Physics department is one of the founding members of the ATLAS collaboration. Our major contributions are in the design of the high-level trigger and data acquisition systems, as well as in exploiting the physics opportunities ATLAS does provide. 


Prof Veronique Boisvert Head of Centre for Particle Physics, Head of ATLAS, Future Linear Colliders
Dr Tracey Berry  ATLAS
Prof Glen Cowan  ATLAS
Prof Stephen Gibson  Accelerator Group leader, deputy director of JAI - HL-LHC and FETs, ATLAS
Prof Pedro Teixeira-Dias  ATLAS, GridPP


Dr Sudha Ahuja ATLAS
Dr Simon George ATLAS, Trigger & DAQ
Mr Barry Green ATLAS, Trigger & DAQ
Dr William Panduro Vazquez ATLAS, Trigger & DAQ
Dr Francesca Pastore ATLAS, Trigger & DAQ
Mr Antonio Fernandez Perez ATLAS, GridPP, System Technician

Research students

Callum Booth   ATLAS
Enzo Canonero ATLAS
Levi Evans ATLAS
Emily Hampshire ATLAS
Sean Lawlor  ATLAS
James Shinner  ATLAS
Pim Verschuuren  ATLAS, INSIGHTS Early Stage Researcher
Sam Waterhouse ATLAS


David Thomas PhD 2021
Dr Francesco Spano PDRA ATLAS left 2021
Dr Deshan Abhayasinghe  PhD 2020
Dr Adam Bozson PhD 2020
Dr Lewis Wilkins   PhD 2020
Dr Callum Kilby PhD 2019
Dr Ben Sowden PhD 2018
Dr Graham Savage PhD 2017
Dr Jacob Kempster PhD 2017
Dr Joshuha Thomas-Wilsker  PhD 2016, PDRA 2017
Dr Ian Connelly PhD 2016, PDRA 2017
Dr Jacob Blanco PhD 2015
Dr Liam Duguid PhD 2015
Dr Michele Faucci Giannelli Marie Curie Fellow 2014-2016

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