£3m for particle physics research
The Physics Department has been awarded a £3 million grant by the Science and Technology Funding Council (STFC) to continue its programme of particle physics research over the next five years.
The award will enable Lancaster physicists to maintain their strong commitment to CERN's Large Hadron Collider with the ATLAS collaboration and to sustain their interest in investigating the properties of the elusive neutrino with the T2K collaboration in Japan.
Both projects have yielded very important and exciting scientific results in the past year - the discovery of the Higgs boson and the first observation of a previously unseen type of neutrino oscillation. Lancaster staff were closely involved in each of these groundbreaking findings.
Lancaster particle physicists are now beginning to explore the properties of the Higgs boson and delve deeper into the behaviour of neutrinos. Professor Peter Ratoff is the principal investigator on the grant.
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Wed 29 May 2013
In 2013 (22 - 26 July) Lancaster's Physics Department is offering a week of work experience for up to ten Y11 or Y12 physics students who intend to take Physics at university.
Mon 20 May 2013
Congratulations to Thomas Banaszek who has been selected to receive this year's FST award of Dean's Outstanding PhD scholarship which recognises outstanding potential. Thomas is currently studying for an MPhys in Theoretical Physics and will begin his PhD in Physics in October 2013 under the supervision of Dr Jonathan Gratus.
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