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FASER (ForwArd Search ExpeRiment) is the newest experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. It is located next to the LHC, around 500 metres away from the ATLAS experiment, and is designed to search for new light and weakly coupled elementary particles, such as dark photons, and to study the interactions of high-energy neutrinos. The FASER detector was installed during the LHC Long Shutdown 2 (LS2) and started taking data in 2022.

The University of Manchester plays a key role in the operation and calibration of the tracking detector, the most complex detector system in FASER. The Manchester team currently consists of Michaela Queitsch-Maitland (PI, DKO Fellow).


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