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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 Davide Malito ATLAS
Dr William Panduro Vazquez ATLAS, Trigger & DAQ
Dr Francesca Pastore ATLAS, Trigger & DAQ
Mr Antonio Fernandez Perez ATLAS, GridPP, System Technician

Research students

Asim Aslam ATLAS,  PhD student
Alexander Bilsland MSc Physics by Research
Iarla Boyce MSc Physics by Research Physics and the Climate
Enzo Canonero ATLAS,  PhD student
Thomas Elliot ATLAS,  PhD student
Levi Evans ATLAS,  PhD student
Emily Hampshire ATLAS,  PhD student
Rosanne Hasan ATLAS,  PhD student
David Thomas ATLAS,  PhD student
Sam Waterhouse ATLAS,  PhD student


Edward Jones MSc Physics by Research 2024
Dr James Shinner PhD 2023
Dr Sean Lawlor PhD 2022  ATLAS Research Assistant
Dr Pim Verschuuren  PhD 2022  INSIGHTS Early Stage Researcher
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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