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Prof Veronica Sanz

Post:Professor of Physics (Physics and Astronomy)
Other posts:Reader in Theoretical Physics (Theoretical Particle Physics Research Group)
Location:PEVENSEY 2 5A14
Email:V.Sanz@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:3227
UK:01273 873227
International:+44 1273 873227

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Biography

Particle Physics is the study of the laws governing the smallest building blocks of Nature. It is an exciting and challenging area of Physics, more so thanks to experiments like the LHC which explores the energy frontier in Particle Physics.

Particle Physics’ aim is to answer questions such as the genesis of our Universe, and what is it made of. To pursue these research goals, theoretical (mathematical) models need to be developed and contrasted with Nature's behaviour in experiments. This comparison often involves the use of sophisticated numerical techniques, such as deep learning (to extract features in complex environments) and Bayesian analyses (to assign probabilities to different hypothesis). 

Originally from Valencia, Spain, Veronica Sanz has worked at MIT, Harvard, Yale, Boston and Durham universities, besides her hometown university in Valencia. She was a Fulbright fellow at Harvard and Marie Curie fellow at Yale. She has been awarded a Large Hadron Collider-Theory initiative prize for her work on LHC physics.

She obtained her first faculty position at York University (Toronto, Canada) in 2008 as Assistant Professor and moved to Sussex in 2013.

Prof Sanz is currently engaged in writing a textbook on Beyond the Standard Model, to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2018.

Role

Professor in Physics

Senior Tutor, Physics and Astronomy

External Examiner University of Manchester