Experimental Particle Physics Research Group

Building New Particle Detectors and Deisgning Future Colliders

Particle detectors are everywhere; from healthcare to large-scale radiation monitoring, from national security to industrial production processes, our everyday life would be a lot harder without these wonderful devices, able to give us an insight on the infinitely small. Most of the work we do at Sussex aims at building new tools to extend the limits of our knowledge.

Iacopo, Fab S, Tom C and Sam are working on the R&D of a dual readout calorimeter. If realised, such innovative technology will significantly improve the resolution for the energy measurement of hadronic particles at new colliders, which is a crucial aspect for the discovery potential of such machines.
Iker and Clark are studying the high voltage compatibility of wavelength shifting reflector foils that may be used to improve the yield and uniformity of light collection in liquid argon neutrino detectors, and are helping commission the SBND detector at Fermilab, especially with regards to the light collection data acquisition system.
Simon works on the development on direct Dark Matter detectors for the future, such as DEAP
Clark and Chris are working on accurate and precise magnetic field measurements, using 3He magnetometery, for the neutron EDM experiment at PSI.
Clark is working to define the magnetometry systems for the new n2EDM experiment as the technical design review board chair for the magnetic field mapping system, the mercury comagnetometer, and the Cs magnetometer array.
Philip is responsible for delivering high-precision leakage-current monitors.
Benedict is learning how to talk to FPGAs and developing an optimal readout system for ATLAS in LHC Run 4, due to start in 2024.
Fab S and Tom are working on the development of a generic Data Monitoring tool to be used for the R&D of new detector technologies for future colliders. This effort is part of the EU-funded AIDA2020 international R&D project.