RESEARCH IN EXPERIMENTAL PARTICLE PHYSICS
The BaBar Collaboration has built a detector at the PEP II e+e- asymmetric collider at SLAC in California. This experiment allows a detailed study of the CP violation effects that could be responsible for the lack of anti-matter in the Universe. Our Group is also analysing the data from this experiment to study charm, bottom and tau physics. Manchester constructed part of BaBar's electromagnet calorimeter.
Manchester is working on the global linear collider project and is currently engaged in R&D for the CALICE project.
The Grid Working Group is developing the technologies needed for the LHC computing infrastructure, and applying them to e-Science problems in other disciplines.
The H1 experiment is sited at the HERA electron-proton colliding beam facility in Hamburg. It studies the interactions between the electron and the point-like quark constituents of the proton. Analysis of the data allows detailed study of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) in action, and investigations into the structure of both the proton and the photon. The Manchester Group built and operates the muon detectors, parts of the forward tracking system and the trigger and readout electronics.
Manchester is a member of the OPAL collaboration at CERN.
The Super Nemo project aims to explore neutrinoless double beta decay in order to determine the nature of neutrino mass.
The Particle Physics Group at Manchester is also involved in neutrino detection experiments and it has a team working on artificial neural networks for cancer management.
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