MSc
1 year full time, 2 years part time
Starts September 2017

Particle Physics

Explore modern experimental and theoretical particle physics.

This course – delivered by our expert faculty – gives you a sound footing for further studies in this field. You can take the MSc in an experimental or theoretical mode.

Studying at Sussex has been fascinating – I would definitely encourage other physics graduates to invest the time in the extra year.”Kim Forster
Particle Physics MSc 

Key facts

  • Ranked in the top 15 in the UK for Physics (The Guardian University Guide 2018).
  • The Department is a founder member of SEPnet, the South East Physics Network of physics departments, which supports vital research, teaching and development in the South East.
  • Our research lies at the forefront of fundamental physics – from quantum information processing, through top-rated particle physics experiments to the theoretical understanding of space, time and matter.

How will I study?

You’ll learn through lectures, seminars and personal supervision. Assessment is split equally between the project and modules. Your project culminates in a dissertation (with a contribution from a research talk).

The modules are assessed by problem sets, with either open-notes or unseen examinations.

You’ll attend research seminars and contribute to your group’s discussions of the latest journal papers.

Full-time and part-time study

You study core modules and options in the autumn and spring terms. You work on the project throughout the year and give an assessed talk on it during the spring term. In the summer term, you focus on examinations and project work.

Your project can take the form of a placement in industry, but is usually supervised by faculty. Supervisors and topics are allocated, in consultation with you, at the start of the autumn term. Often the projects form the basis of research papers that are later published in journals.

Find the modules for the full-time course below. 

In the part-time structure, you take the core modules in the autumn and spring terms of your first year. After the examinations in the summer term, you begin work on your project. Project work continues during the second year when you also take options. Distribution of modules between the two years is relatively flexible. Most of your project work naturally falls into the second year.

For details about the part-time course structure, contact us at msc@physics.sussex.ac.uk 

What will I study?

  • Module list

    Core modules

    Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

    • Project (MSc Particle Physics)

      90 credits
      All Year Teaching, Year 1

      You undertake a research project carried out under the supervision of a member of faculty.

    • Further Quantum Mechanics

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      Topics covered include:

      • Review of 4-vector notation and Maxwell equations. 
      • Relativistic quantum mechanics: Klein-Gordon equation and antiparticles.
      • Time-dependent perturbation theory. Application to scattering processes and calculation of cross-sections. Feynman diagrams.
      • Spin-1/2 particles and the Dirac equation. Simple fermionic scatterings.

       

    • Quantum Field Theory 1

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      This module is an introduction into quantum field theory, covering:

      1. Action principle and Lagrangean formulation of mechanics
      2. Lagrangean formulation of field theory and relativistic invariance
      3. Symmetry, invariance and Noether's theorem
      4. Canonical quantization of the scalar field
      5. Canonical quantization of the electromagnetic field
      6. Canonical quantization of the Dirac spinor field
      7. Interactions, the S matrix, and perturbative expansions
      8. Feynman rules and radiative corrections.

    Options

    Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

    • Data Analysis Techniques

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      This module introduces you to the mathematical and statistical techniques used to analyse data. The module is fairly rigorous, and is aimed at students who have, or anticipate having, research data to analyse in a thorough and unbiased way.

      Topics include: probability distributions; error propagation; maximum likelihood method and linear least squares fitting; chi-squared testing; subjective probability and Bayes' theorem; monte Carlo techniques; and non-linear least squares fitting.

    • General Relativity

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      This module provides an introduction to the general theory of relativity, including:

      • Brief review of special relativity
      • Scalars, vectors and tensors
      • Principles of equivalence and covariance
      • Space-time curvature
      • The concept of space-time and its metric
      • Tensors and curved space-time; covariant differentiation
      • The energy-momentum tensor
      • Einstein's equations
      • The Schwarzschild solution and black holes
      • Tests of general relativity
      • Weak field gravity and gravitational waves
      • Relativity in cosmology and astrophysics.
    • Introduction to Cosmology

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      This module covers:

      • Observational Overview: in visible light and other wavebands; the cosmological principle; the expansion of the universe; particles in the universe.
      • Newtonian Gravity: the Friedmann equation; the fluid equation; the aceleration equation.
      • Geometry: flat, spherical and hyperbolic; infinite vs. observable universes; introduction to topology
      • Cosmological Models: solving equations for matter and radiation dominated expansions and for mixtures (assuming flat geometry and zero cosmological constant); variation of particle number density with scale factor; variation of scale factor with time and geometry.
      • Observational Parameters: Hubble, density, deceleration.
      • Cosmological Constant: fluid description; models with a cosmological constant.
      • The Age of the Universe: tests; model dependence; consequences
      • Dark Matter: observational evidence; properties; potential candidates (including MACHOS, neutrinos and WIMPS)
      • The Cosmic Microwave Background: properties; derivation of photo to baryon ratio; origin of CMB (including decoupling and recombination).
      • The Early Universe: the epoch of matter-radiation equality; the relation between temperature and time; an overview of physical properties and particle behaviour.
      • Nucleosynthesis: basics of light element formation; derivation of percentage, by mass, of Helium; introduction to observational tests; contrasting decoupling and nucleosynthesis.
      • Inflation: definition; three problems (what they are and how they can be solved); estimation of expansion during Inflation; contrasting early time and current inflationary epochs; introduction to cosmological constant problem and quintessence.
      • Initial Singularity: definition and implications.
      • Connection to General Relativity: brief introduction to Einstein equations and their relation to the Friedmann equation.
      • Cosmological Distance Scales: proper, luminosity, angular distances; connection to observables.
      • Structures in the Universe: CMB anisotropies; galaxy clustering
      • Constraining Cosmology: connection to CMB, large scale structure (inc BAO and weak lensing) and supernovae.
    • Nuclear and Particle Physics

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      This module on nuclear and particle physics covers:

      • Chronology of discoveries.
      • Basic nuclear properties.
      • Nuclear forces.
      • Models of nuclear structure.
      • Magic numbers.
      • Nuclear reactions, nuclear decay and radioactivity, including their roles in nature.
      • The weak force.
      • Existence and properties of neutrinos.
      • Qualitative introduction to neutrino oscillations.
      • C, P and T symmetries.
      • Classification of elementary particles, and their reactions and decays.
      • Particle structure.
      • Qualitative introduction to Feynman diagrams.
    • Object Oriented Programming

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      You will be introduced to object-oriented programming, and in particular to understanding, writing, modifying, debugging and assessing the design quality of simple Java applications.

      You do not need any previous programming experience to take this module, as it is suitable for absolute beginners.

    • Programming in C++

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      After a review of the basic concepts of the C++ language, you are introduced to object oriented programming in C++ and its application to scientific computing. This includes writing and using classes and templates, operator overloading, inheritance, exceptions and error handling. In addition, Eigen, a powerful library for linear algebra is introduced. The results of programs are displayed using the graphics interface dislin.

    • Quantum Optics and Quantum Information

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      The module will introduce you to quantum optics and quantum information, covering:

      • Quantum systems and the qubit
      • Non-locality in quantum mechanics
      • Methods of quantum optics
      • The density matrix
      • The process of measurement
      • Introduction of irreversibility
      • Decoherence and quantum information
      • Quantum and classical communication
      • Measures of entanglement and distance between states
      • Logic operations and quantum algorithms
      • Requirements for quantum computers
      • Physical systems for quantum information processing.
    • Symmetry in Particle Physics

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      The module provides an introduction into group theory and aspects of symmetry in particle physics, covering:

      • Groups and representations
      • Lie groups and Lie algebras
      • Space-time symmetries and Poincare group
      • Symmetry and conservation laws
      • Global, local, and discrete symmetry
      • Symmetry breaking and the origin of mass
      • Symmetry of the standard model, CKM matrix, neutrino masses, tree-level interactions.
    • Advanced Particle Physics

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      You will acquire an overview of the current status of modern particle physics and current experimental techniques used in an attempt to answer today's fundamental questions in this field. 

      The topics discussed will be: 

      • Essential skills for the experimental particle physicist
      • Neutrino physics: Neutrino oscillations and reactor neutrinos
      • Neutrino physics: SuperNova, geo- and solar- neutrinos and direct neutrino mass measurements
      • Cosmic ray physics
      • Dark matter
      • Introduction to QCD (jets, particles distribution functions, etc)
      • Higgs physics
      • BSM (including supersymmetry)
      • Flavour physics & CP violation
      • Electric dipole measurements
      • Future particle physics experiments.
    • Beyond the Standard Model

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      This module covers:

      • Basics of global supersymmetry: motivation and algebra, the Wess-Zumino model, superfields and superspace, construction of supersymmetry-invariant Lagrangians.
      • Weak scale supersymmetry: the gauge hierarchy problem, the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM).
      • Grand unification: SUS(5), the gauge sector, fermion masses, proton decay.
      • Extra dimensions: Kaluza-Klein reduction for scalars, fermions and gauge fields, generation of hierarchies, warped geometry.
    • Early Universe

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      An advanced module on cosmology.

      Topics include:

      • Hot big bang and the FRW model; Redshifts, distances, Hubble law
      • Thermal history, decoupling, recombination, nucleosynthesis
      • Problems with the hot big bang and inflation with a single scalar field
      • Linear cosmological perturbation theory
      • Quantum generation of perturbations in inflation
      • Scalar and tensor power spectrum predictions from inflation
      • Perturbation evolution and growth after reheating; free streaming and Silk damping
      • Matter power spectrum and CMB anisotropies.
    • Monte Carlo Simulations

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      The module will cover topics including:

      • Introduction to R 
      • Pseudo-random number generation 
      • Generation of random variates 
      • Variance reduction 
      • Markov-chain Monte Carlo and its foundations 
      • How to analyse Monte Carlo simulations 
      • Application to physics: the Ising model 
      • Application to statistics: goodness-of-fit tests
    • Particle Physics

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      This module is a first introduction to basic concepts in Elementary Particle Physics. It presents an introductory discussion of leptons and quarks and their interactions in the standard model. Particular emphasis will be given to experimental methodologies and experimental results. A selection of topics covered in this course include: 

      • Cross-sections and decay rates 
      • Relativistic kinematics
      • Detectors and accelerators
      • Leptons
      • Quarks and hadrons 
      • Space-time symmetries
      • The quark model 
      • Electromagnetic interactions 
      • Strong interactions: QCD, jets and gluons 
      • Weak interactions and electro-weak unification
      • Discrete symmetries
      • Aselection of topics in physics beyond the standard model
    • Particle Physics Detector Technology

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      The module explores the technical manner in which some of the scientific questions in the fields of experimental particle physics, including high energy physics, neutrino physics etc., are being addressed. The student is introduced to many of the experimental techniques that are used to study the particle phenomena. The focus is on the demands those scientific requirements place on the detector technology and current state-of-the-art technologies.

      This module will provide you with:

      • an introduction to some of the basic concepts of particle physics
      • an overview of some of the topical cutting edge questions in the field
      • an understanding of some key types of experiments
      • a detailed understanding of the underlying detector technologies.

      Topics covered include:

      1. Intro to particle structure
        1. particles and forces, masses and lifetimes
        2. coupling strengths and interactions
        3. cross sections and decays
      2. Accelerators
        1. principles of acceleration
        2. kinematics, center of mass
        3. fixed target experiments, colliders
      3. Reactors
        1. nuclear fission reactors, fission reactions, types of reactors
        2. neutron sources, absorption and moderation, neutron reactions
        3. nuclear fusion, solar and fusion reactors
      4. Detectors
        1. gaseous
        2. liquid (scintillator, cerenkov, bubble chamber)
        3. solid-state
        4. scintillation
        5. calorimeters, tracking detectors
        6. particle identification
      5. Monte Carlo modelling
        1. physics
    • Quantum Field Theory 2

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      Module topics include:

      • Path integrals: Path integrals in quantum mechanics; Functionals; Path integral quantisation of scalar field; Gaussian integration; Free particle Green's functions ; Vacuum-vacuum transition function Z[J]. 
      • Interacting field theory in path integral formulation. Generating functional W[J]; Momentum space Greens functions; S-matrix and LSZ reduction formula; Grassmann variables; Fermionic path integral. 
      • Gauge field theory: Internal symmetries; Gauge symmetry 1: Abelian; The electromagnetic field; Gauge symmetry 2: non-Abelian. 
      • Renormalisation of scalar field theory; Quantum gauge theory; Path integral quantisation of non-Abelian gauge theories; Faddeev-Popov procedure, ghosts; Feynman rules in covariant gauge; Renormalisation.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in a physics- or mathematics-based subject.

Candidates should have a strong background in modern physics subjects such as quantum mechanics and electrodynamics. Those requesting experimental projects must have laboratory experience, and evidence must be supplied, usually in the form of a reference, of competence in the laboratory.

If you are a non-EEA or Swiss national we must receive your application by 1 August because you will need to obtain clearance by the UK Government Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) for this degree. Find out more about ATAS.

English language requirements

Lower level (IELTS 6.0, with not less than 6.0 in each section)

Find out about other English language qualifications we accept.

English language support

Don’t have the English language level for your course? Find out more about our pre-sessional courses.

Additional information for international students

We welcome applications from all over the world. Find out about international qualifications suitable for our Masters courses.

Visas and immigration

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Fees and scholarships

How much does it cost?

Fees

Home: £9,250 per year

EU: £9,250 per year

Channel Islands and Isle of Man: £9,250 per year

Overseas: £18,750 per year

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

How can I fund my course?

Postgraduate Masters loans

Borrow up to £10,280 to contribute to your postgraduate study.

Find out more about Postgraduate Masters Loans

Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Chancellor’s Masters Scholarship (2017)

Open to students with a 1st class from a UK university or excellent grades from an EU university and offered a F/T place on a Sussex Masters in 2017

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

Find out more about the Chancellor’s Masters Scholarship

Sussex Graduate Scholarship (2017)

Open to Sussex students who graduate with a first or upper second-class degree and offered a full-time place on a Sussex Masters course in 2017

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

Find out more about the Sussex Graduate Scholarship

Sussex India Scholarships (2017)

Sussex India Scholarships are worth £3,500 and are for overseas fee paying students from India commencing Masters study in September 2017.

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

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Sussex Malaysia Scholarships (2017)

Sussex Malaysia Scholarships are worth £3,500 and are for overseas fee paying students from Malaysia commencing Masters study in September 2017.

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

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Sussex Nigeria Scholarships (2017)

Sussex Nigeria Scholarships are worth £3,500 or £5,000 and are for overseas fee paying students from Nigeria commencing a Masters in September 2017.

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

Find out more about the Sussex Nigeria Scholarships

Sussex Pakistan Scholarships (2017)

Sussex Pakistan Scholarships are worth £3,500 and are for overseas fee paying students from Pakistan commencing Masters study in September 2017.

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

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Living costs

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Faculty

Our four research groups are focused on research into fundamental areas of science:

  • Astronomy Centre

    Dr Christian Byrnes
    Senior Research Fellow
    C.Byrnes@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Black Holes, Cosmology, Extra-Galactic Astronomy & Cosmology, Particle astrophysics

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    Dr Ilian Iliev
    Reader In Astronomy
    I.T.Iliev@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Cosmology, First Stars, reionization, Simulations

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    Dr Antony Lewis
    Professor of Cosmology
    Antony.Lewis@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Astrophysics, Cosmology, Data analysis, Sampling

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    Dr Jonathan Loveday
    Reader In Astronomy
    J.Loveday@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Astronomy - observation, Extra-Galactic Astronomy & Cosmology

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    Prof Seb Oliver
    Professor of Astrophysics
    S.Oliver@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Astronomy, Astronomy & Space Science Technologies, Astronomy - observation, Cosmology, Data analysis, Data Mining, Medical Imaging, Medical Informatics

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    Prof Kathy Romer
    Professor of Astrophysics
    Romer@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Astronomy, Astronomy & Space Science Technologies, Astronomy - observation, Cosmology, Data Mining

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    Dr Mark Sargent
    Senior Lecturer In Astronomy
    Mark.Sargent@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Astronomy - observation, Astrophysics, Data Mining, Extra-Galactic Astronomy & Cosmology, Physics

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    Dr David Seery
    Reader In Mathematics & Physics
    D.Seery@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Cosmology, Quantum Field Theory, Theoretical Physics

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    Dr Robert E Smith
    Senior Lecturer
    R.E.Smith@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Cosmology

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    Prof Peter Thomas
    Professor of Astronomy
    P.A.Thomas@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Direct Numerical Simulation, Extra-Galactic Astronomy & Cosmology, Hydrodynamics

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    Dr Stephen Wilkins
    Senior Lecturer In Astronomy
    S.Wilkins@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Astronomy

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  • Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

    Prof Jacob Dunningham
    Professor of Physics
    J.Dunningham@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Atomic and molecular physics, Bose-Einstein Condensation, Quantum dynamics, Quantum mechanics, Quantum Metrology, Quantum Optics & Information, Quantum Theory

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    Prof Claudia Eberlein
    Professor Of Theoretical Physics
    claudia@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Applied Quantum Field Theory, Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics, Cold Atoms and Applications, Quantum Electrodynamics (QED), Quantum Field Theory, Quantum optics, Theoretical Physics

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    Prof Barry Garraway
    Professor Of Quantum Physics
    B.M.Garraway@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Atom-light Interactions, Atomic and molecular physics, Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics, Decoherence, Quantum Information Processing, Quantum optics, Quantum Optics & Information, Quantum Theory

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    Prof Winfried Hensinger
    Professor of Quantum Technologies
    W.K.Hensinger@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Atom-light Interactions, Atomic Physics - Quantum Logic, Atoms and Ions, Atoms in External Fields, Cold Atoms and Applications, Laser Cooling and Trapping, Laser technology, Light, Microfabricated devices, Microfabrication, Quantum Chaos, Quantum Computing, Quantum Information Processing, Quantum Metrology, quantum simulation

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    Dr Matthias Keller
    Reader in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
    M.K.Keller@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Quantum Information Processing

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    Dr Alessia Pasquazi
    Senior Lecturer
    A.Pasquazi@sussex.ac.uk

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    Dr Marco Peccianti
    Reader in Physics
    M.Peccianti@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Light, Photonics

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    Dr Diego Porras
    Senior Lecturer
    D.Porras@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Physics

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    Dr Jose Verdu Galiana
    Reader
    J.L.Verdu-Galiana@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Atom-light Interactions, Atomic Spectroscopy, Atoms and Ions, Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics, Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance (FTICR), FT Mass Spectrometry, Mass Spectrometry, Quantum optics

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  • Experimental Particle Physics

    Dr Lily Asquith
    Dorothy Hodgkin Royal Society Fellow
    L.Asquith@sussex.ac.uk

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    Dr Alessandro Cerri
    Reader in Experimental Particle Physics
    A.Cerri@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: B Physics/Flavour Physics, digital electronics, Particle Detectors, Physics, trigger systems for particle physics

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    Prof Antonella De Santo
    Professor Of Physics
    A.De-Santo@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: ATLAS experiment, Beyond The Standard Model, Calorimetry, Experimental particle physics, Large Hadron Collider, Neutrino Oscillations, Neutrino Physics, Particle Detectors, Standard Model, Supersymmetry, Triggering

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    Dr Elisabeth Falk
    Senior Lecturer in Experimental ParticlePhysics
    E.Falk@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Experimental particle physics, Instrumentation for Particle Physics Or Astronomy, Neutrino Physics, Particle physics - experiment

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    Dr Clark Griffith
    Lecturer In Physics
    W.C.Griffith@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Fibre-optic Sensors, Magnetometry, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Particle physics - experiment

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    Dr Michael Hardiman
    Associate Faculty
    M.Hardiman@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Experimental particle physics

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    Prof Philip Harris
    Professor of Physics
    P.G.Harris@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Neutron electric dipole moment, Ultracold neutrons

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    Dr Jeff Hartnell
    Reader In Experimental Particle Physics
    J.J.Hartnell@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Experimental particle physics, Neutrino Physics

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    Dr Simon Peeters
    Reader
    S.J.M.Peeters@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Data analysis, Direct Dark Matter Detection, Experimental particle physics, Instrumentation for Particle Physics Or Astronomy, Instrumentation, sensors and detectors, Neutrino Physics, Particle astrophysics, Particle physics - experiment, Statistical Uncertainty

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    Dr Fabrizio Salvatore
    Reader in Experimental Particle Physics
    P.F.Salvatore@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: B Physics/Flavour Physics, Calorimetry, Collider Physics, Supersymmetry, trigger systems for particle physics

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    Dr Iacopo Vivarelli
    Reader in Physics and Astronomy
    I.Vivarelli@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Calorimetry, Data analysis, Data Mining, Particle physics - experiment, Supersymmetry

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  • Theoretical Particle Physics

    Dr Andrea Banfi
    Reader
    A.Banfi@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Physics

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    Prof Xavier Calmet
    Professor of Physics
    X.Calmet@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Black Holes, Cosmology, General Relativity, Information Theory, Mathematical Physics, Particle astrophysics, Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Gravity, Quantum Metrology, Theoretical Particle Physics, Theoretical Physics

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    Prof Mark Hindmarsh
    Professor of Theoretical Physics
    M.B.Hindmarsh@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Cosmology, General Relativity, High Performance Computing, Particle astrophysics, Particle physics - theory

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    Dr Stephan Huber
    Reader in Theoretical Particle Physics
    S.Huber@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Beyond The Standard Model, Cosmology, Particle physics - theory, Quantum Field Theory, Supersymmetry

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    Dr Sebastian Jaeger
    Reader In Theoretical Particle Physics
    S.Jaeger@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Physics

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    Dr Daniel Litim
    Reader in Theoretical Physics
    D.Litim@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Black Holes, Cosmology, Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Gravity, Relativity

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    Dr Veronica Sanz
    Reader in Theoretical Particle Physics
    V.Sanz@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: AdS/CFT Correspondence, Collider Physics, Cosmology, Dark Matter, Extra-Dimensions, Higgs Physics, Supersymmetry

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Careers

Graduate destinations

89% of students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy were in work or further study six months after graduating. Recent graduates have gone on to roles including:

  • KCP associate, University of Leeds and Landmark Information Group
  • postdoctoral researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • teacher, Our Lady of Sion School.

(HESA EPI, Destinations of Post Graduate Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015)

Your future career

Our graduates go on to doctoral study (theoretical or experimental), or take up employment in a range of industries in fields such as:

  • business/data analysis
  • computer programming
  • software development
  • teaching
  • research and teaching technical support.

Working while you study

Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work