£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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