Experimental Particle Physics

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow
Department Name: College of Science and Engineering

Abstract

The three-year timescale is particularly exciting with the possibility of Higgs discovery at the Tevatron and the opening of the new energy frontier at the LHC: we will focus our efforts on Higgs analysis, discovery and interpretation, and the search for new physics in CP violation and rare B decays. Improved analysis techniques, well-calibrated detectors, increased computing power and theoretical input will be essential. All academics are heavily involved in the LHC programme and our strategy is to generate leading-edge physics results from two experiments (ATLAS and LHCb) based upon expertise developed in those experiments and from CDF and ZEUS, as well as ALEPH. We plan to provide timely first results in Higgs limit setting and discovery for ATLAS and CDF. We will secure high-quality completion on CDF where we have set demanding goals in the Higgs analyses that will benefit ATLAS. Our ZEUS involvements in the hadronic final state and prompt photon sectors will similarly underpin first ATLAS results. Based on our earlier work, we will be key players in answering questions concerning the origin of mass and the nature of CP violation. For LHCb, we will discover rare two body B decays and search for CP violation in charm with early data samples. We will perform a detailed study of a rare decay process and a comparison of tree and loop diagram mediated measurements of the unitarity angle gamma that offer significant new physics sensitivity. We continue to invest in and promote a world-class Detector Development activity to enable longer-term initiatives and our Grid strength is aimed at maximising our impact in LHC physics. We additionally lever support through Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and the Faculty in these areas. We have set up physics analysis streams for ATLAS and LHCb, using the Grid, and will fully exploit the first LHC data. We will also maintain our involvement in longer-term initiatives where we have leadership roles. We presently participate in the LHCb upgrade, the ATLAS-FP initiative, the super-LHC intensity upgrades and future neutrino initiatives. We anticipate greater involvement in linear collider work, contingent upon discoveries made at the LHC. Over the next three years we will develop these areas and progress those where early investment will become most productive, consistent with the highest priority of LHC physics exploitation.

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ST/H001077/1 01/10/2009 31/03/2011 £1,326,874
ST/H001077/2 Transfer ST/H001077/1 01/10/2010 30/09/2012 £3,270,630
 
Description CASE studentship
Amount £75,256 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2009 
End 09/2013
 
Description CASE studentship_Thermal materials for ATLAS upgrades
Amount £18,120 (GBP)
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Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
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Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
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Amount £432,440 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2007 
End 09/2012
 
Description Fellowship_First physics with the ATLAS experiment
Amount £432,440 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2007 
End 09/2012
 
Description Fellowship_High spatial resolution 3D probes for neurobiology applications
Amount £219,092 (GBP)
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Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 08/2007 
End 07/2010
 
Description Fellowship_Neural Interfaces for Cortical Processes
Amount £494,258 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2011 
End 03/2016
 
Description Fellowship_Precision measurements of the standard model and searches for new physics at CDF and ATLAS
Amount £255,248 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technology Facilities Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2007 
End 02/2010
 
Description Fellowship_Research on the ZEUS, CDF and FP420 projects in Experimental Particle Physics
Amount £43,921 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2008 
End 12/2008
 
Description Fellowship_SUPA PIPPS (Scottish Universities Physics Alliance PPARC Industrial Programme Support Scheme)
Amount £254,771 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2008 
End 08/2012
 
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Amount £56,519 (GBP)
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Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2006 
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Amount £5,000 (GBP)
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Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2008 
End 08/2008
 
Description Research Contract_EuroNu - A High Intensity Neutrino Oscillation Facility in Europe
Amount £94,537 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission (EC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2008 
End 08/2012
 
Description Research Contract_Hadron Physics
Amount £207,541 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission (EC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2009 
End 12/2011
 
Description Research Grant_Application of an ultra fast single photon camera for spatial imaging of fast cellular events
Amount £23,649 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2007 
End 08/2008
 
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Amount £108,241 (GBP)
Organisation STFC Laboratories 
Department Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC)
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2006 
End 06/2008
 
Description Research Grant_First physics with ATLAS: going beyond the standard model
Amount £3,905 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2007 
End 11/2008
 
Description Research Grant_Flat panel technology for XFEL (X-ray Free Electron Laser)
Amount £310,971 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 08/2008 
End 07/2011
 
Description Research Grant_Investigations in Gravitational Radiation
Amount £3,135,409 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2012 
End 09/2015
 
Description Research Grant_Investigations in Gravitational Radiation
Amount £4,917,871 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2007 
End 09/2012
 
Description Research Grant_Low mass materials
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Department Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP)
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2008 
End 12/2008
 
Description Research Grant_Microelectrode array for brain studies (TPP additional finds)
Amount £4,488 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2009 
End 02/2010
 
Description Research Grant_Neutron Screening for Airborne Cargo
Amount £288,109 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2008 
End 04/2011
 
Description Research Grant_PPARC Committee
Amount £37,441 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technology Facilities Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2007 
End 03/2009
 
Description Research Grant_SUPA PIPPS (Scottish Universities Physics Alliance PPARC Industrial Programme Support Scheme)
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Scottish Enterprise 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2009 
End 03/2013
 
Description Research Grant_Waferscale CZT Detector Processing
Amount £316,231 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2009 
End 10/2012
 
Description Secondment Agreement_Associate Head of CDF offline
Amount £51,350 (GBP)
Organisation Fermilab 
Sector Public
Country United States of America
Start 03/2010 
End 09/2011
 
Description Secondment_Lambert Agreement between RAL & GU
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technology Facilities Council 
Department Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 12/2007 
End 03/2008
 
Description Secondment_Lambert Agreement between RAL & GU
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technology Facilities Council 
Department Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2009 
End 03/2009
 
Description Services rendered_Wire bonding of SCUBA-2 Col Electronics Module
Amount £3,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Astronomy Technology Centre (ATC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 12/2009 
End 11/2010
 
Description Sponsored Staff Post_PPARC Committee
Amount £19,892 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2009 
End 03/2010
 
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Amount £13,200 (GBP)
Organisation DIAMOND Light Source Ltd 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2009 
End 10/2012
 
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Amount £17,432 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technology Facilities Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2006 
End 09/2010
 
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Amount £52,824 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technology Facilities Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2007 
End 12/2010
 
Description Studentship_Proposal for UK participation in Phase II of the international muon ionisation cooling experiment (MICE)
Amount £4,530 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2011 
End 03/2011
 
Description Studentship_Study of hadron-hadron collisions at the LHC
Amount £17,432 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technology Facilities Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2006 
End 09/2010
 
Description Vacation Studentship_Study of the semiconductor properties of self-annealing silicon radiation detectors
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2008 
End 09/2008
 
Description e-Science_ATLAS Comparator
Amount £13,121 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2007 
End 03/2007
 
Description ATLAS Upgrades 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Country Switzerland, Swiss Confederation 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ATLAS Tracker Upgrade: The group contributes to the following work packages: WP3 - development of radiation hard Si sensors, WP4 - development of interconnects; and WP7 - module engineering. For WP3, R Bates and Eklund have developed an analogue readout system based on the LHCb Beetle readout along with associated mechanics and cooling system. This allows Si detectors to be characterised to evaluate HV operation and charge collection efficiency at low temperatures. F Doherty has developed a system on the 300mm probe station to probe full wafers to estimate yields of different sensor designs. These will form the basis of a QA system during Si sensor production for the tracker upgrade. For WP4, Eklund has designed test structures to evaluate the performance of Si detectors with readout integrated by depositing hybrids directly on the sensor, so called using MCM-D (multi-chip module deposited) technology. Test structures to investigate the effect of a Cu ground plane have been fabricated by Acreo in Sweden. Different Cu ground planes: full, grid, half-covered, together with bias through to the Si were implemented on a wafer and evaluated using the 300mm probe station by F Doherty. The capacitance of the devices is being compared to that predicted by TCAD models of the test structures. For WP7, R Bates and Melone have built systems to evaluate thermal properties of material and interfaces over a range of temperatures. FEA models are also being developed to compare the measured results to data, providing benchmarks for future stave designs. R Bates has made stress tests of materials in collaboration with the Mechanical Engineering department and this is being taken forward in an innovative study of the Young's modulus of various materials under low stress in collaboration with Rutherford Laboratory materials group.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, equipment and facilities, training of staff and significant intellectual input into our research.
Impact LHC physics results and papers
 
Description ATLAS experiment 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department ATLAS Collaboration
Country Switzerland, Swiss Confederation 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Physics Analysis: The group is focusing on two key areas: first physics and Higgs searches. The first physics work includes leading studies of minimum bias events and early QCD measurements and studies of high-mass di-lepton events [AP12,AP13] while the Higgs searches have been focusing on the low mass region in the channel ttH, with lepton plus jets top decay and H?bb. During the past three years group members were invited to give 18 presentations at International conferences and wrote 14 internal papers and reports. 9 PhD students contributed to the work. In addition the group contributed significantly to 10 collaboration journal papers. The strong activity within the group is reflected in the number of talks by Glasgow physicists during the period of the rolling grant: 165 in ATLAS physics meetings and 37 in Inner Detector meetings (including SCT meetings).
Collaborator Contribution For example this might include for example access to data, equipment or facilities, training of staff or significant intellectual input into your research. You will be asked separately for the contributions you/your team have made to the collaboration.
Impact LHC physics discoveries and papers
 
Description CDF 
Organisation Fermilab
Country United States of America 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The CDF goals funded in the last grant proposal have been achieved. We published our Bc analysis [CC13], continued to present our results in heavy flavour physics [CT1,CT8] and finalised our work on J/? [CG2]. The Tevatron has been running reliably and with ever increasing luminosity thus extending the physics reach to rare processes. Based on this we turned all our efforts to Higgs searches. Using the WW final state and in combination with D0, the Higgs has been excluded at 95% CL for Mh=170 GeV with just 3fb-1 per experiment and more than 5fb-1 has been collected. In this time we have developed lepton efficiency determination tools using a tag and probe method. We developed a cuts technique followed by neural networks and then combined this with a matrix element analysis to obtain the best sensitivity. The high-level software package used to achieve this has been adapted to work for both ATLAS and CDF. In two years we have moved the Tevatron sensitivity to the Higgs from 14 times the standard model to within a two sigma exclusion. The luminosity increased by a factor of 10 so the improvement went beyond that expected from the increase in statistics, reflecting our analysis efforts. These efforts have culminated in a publication of these techniques with further publications coming when CDF alone has standard model sensitivity [CC1].
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, equipment and facilities, training of staff and significant intellectual input into our research.
Impact LHC Physics results and papers
 
Description Detector Development 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Country Switzerland, Swiss Confederation 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The programme for the development of detectors for future experiments is led by O'Shea. The group strategy is to acquire and retain expertise on appropriate emerging detector technologies that can offer increased performance in the difficult environments of future particle physics experiments. R Bates, Buttar, Eklund and Parkes provide crucial contributions to this programme. This area has continued to be very successful in attracting external funding from a variety of sources. The expertise acquired and retained by the group from these knowledge exchange applications makes a substantial contribution to the detector activities for particle physics applications. The primary purpose of this activity is to provide access to the advanced technologies required to build future experiments for Particle Physics. The expertise built up in semiconductor detectors over the past 20 years has enabled the group to play leading roles in the development and construction of detector systems for both ATLAS and LHCb. Generic detector development undertaken by the group enables us to be well placed to make major contributions to the LHC upgrades and to future experiments in particle physics, as well as other areas of strategic importance to STFC. During the past three years group members were invited to give 22 presentations at International conferences. 8 PhD students contributed to the work. In addition the group contributed significantly to 10 collaboration papers.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, equipment and facilities, training of staff and significant intellectual input into our research.
Impact LHC Physics results and papers
 
Description IT development 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Country Switzerland, Swiss Confederation 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution During the period of the grant, we have upgraded our computing operations to provide an efficient internal service. We focus on group-specific servers, desktop and laptop support. The required functionality includes Desktop Support, Email Access, File Storage, Group Printing, Laptop Support, Login Services, Network Services, Video Conferencing, Voice Over IP and internal Web Pages. Physics analysis development is generally performed on the Scientific Linux 4/5 (SL) desktops with laptops also configured to dual-boot supporting Windows XP and SL5. The latest standard desktop consists of Intel E6750 Core2 duo processors. We expect to deploy laptops with virtualised SL installations on top of a Windows OS in the coming years, following a 4-year replacement plan. Laptops provide an essential function for use away from the group base. Server systems have been upgraded to dedicated racked servers during the period of the grant to provide an efficient and reliable overall system.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, equipment and facilities, training of staff and significant intellectual input into our research.
Impact LHC physics results & papers
 
Description LCFI 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Country Switzerland, Swiss Confederation 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution During the period under review, Glasgow was a member of the LCFI collaboration, which was initiated to develop possible sensor technologies and design a high-performance vertex detector for the ILC. Members of the group contributed in two main areas. Progress was made in realising a new generation of CCD-based detectors, column parallel CCDs, for which Buttar and Maneuski developed simulations of charge transport after irradiation [DC2,DC4]. In addition, a proof-of-principle charge storage, CCD-readout device (ISIS) was produced, with testbeam and analysis participation from Cheplakov and Laing [DC8,DC9].
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, equipment and facilities, training of staff and significant intellectual input into our research.
Impact LHC physics results & papers
 
Description LHCb Upgrades 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Country Switzerland, Swiss Confederation 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Physics Analysis: Flavour physics is sensitive to virtual quantum loops that are caused by particles that can be far heavier than those directly produced at the LHC. New Physics (NP) sensitivity is already the focus of the current Glasgow LHCb physics programme in the loop process mediated hadronic two body B (and D) decays and the Bd?K*?? process (which is particularly relevant to the upgrade). Detector Design: The LHCb upgrade will run at ten times higher luminosity and therefore must introduce a displaced vertex trigger at the first level of triggering. The central challenge of the upgrade is reading out the full detector at the LHC beam crossing frequency of 40MHz, a factor 400 faster than any other LHC experiment. Core elements are the construction of a radiation hard 40MHz VELO and 40 MHz photon detectors for the RICH. Parkes is one of the originators of the upgrade proposal. He co-organised the first LHCb wide workshop on the upgrade and was primary author of the recently submitted LHCb upgrade Statement of Interest. He is co-coordinator of the LHCb VELO upgrade, recently organised the first detailed design workshop for the VELO, and organised the participation of new UK VELO groups (Bristol, Manchester and Warwick). Eklund has led the study of data readout rates for the VELO, the central challenge of the upgrade. The group has already developed and tested prototype pixel devices in beam tests. Soler is leading the work on new photon detectors for an upgraded RICH detector. Flat panel photomultiplier tubes (PMT) from Hamamatsu and micro-channel plate (MCP) PMTs are being considered as future options. MCP PMTs offer very fast resolution (35 ps) and insensitivity to magnetic fields that would make these photon detectors very attractive in order to add time-of-flight (TOF) capabilities to an upgraded RICH, and enhance the particle identification capabilities at low momenta.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, equipment and facilities, training of staff and significant intellectual input into our research.
Impact LHC physics results & papers
 
Description LHCb experiment 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Country Switzerland, Swiss Confederation 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution As a result of a Glasgow proposal (Borghi, Parkes) the first beam-induced tracks at the LHC were reconstructed by the group and collaborators (notably Liverpool, Nikhef) in the LHCb VELO in August 2008 [LT12]. These are being used by the group to commission the VELO software, pattern recognition, tracking and alignment and hence to facilitate an early start to physics analysis. During the past three years group members were invited to give 16 presentations at International conferences and generated 34 individual collaboration papers and notes. Nine PhD and two Masters students contributed to the work. The strong activity within the group is reflected in the 278 talks that were given by Glasgow physicists in LHCb meetings during the rolling grant period. Physics Analysis: The physics studies of the group divide into two areas: hadronic beauty and charm decays for CP violation and lifetime studies; and new physics sensitive measurements of B?K*µ+µ-. A precise measurement of the CKM triangle angle ? is one of the primary aims of the LHCb experiment.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, equipment and facilities, training of staff and significant intellectual input into our research.
Impact LHC Physics results & papers
 
Description Neutrinos 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Country Switzerland, Swiss Confederation 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Soler leads the Neutrino Factory effort at Glasgow. He is still a member of the neutrino experiment NOMAD, (three published NOMAD papers in this reporting period), and has been carrying out Neutrino Factory R&D research since 1999. He is a member of the UK Neutrino Factory consortium, he is one of the original proponents of the HARP experiment and a member of the International Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE). He is leading activities of the Detector group at the International Scoping Study (ISS) for Future Neutrino Facilities and the Neutrino Factory International Design Study and is the leader of the Detector Work Package (WP5) of the EuroNu Design Study.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, equipment and facilities, training of staff and significant intellectual input into our research.
Impact LHC physics results & papers
 
Description ZEUS 
Organisation European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
Department Deutsches Electronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The past three years have continued to be an excellent period for the work of the ZEUS collaboration, and of the Glasgow group within it. During the period Glasgow have been major authors in the following ZEUS publications and work about to be published: • A final detailed study of event shapes produced in DIS [ZC1] was published where we have tested the power correction model and evaluated its strengths and limitations in evaluating ?s (all Glasgow work). • A final detailed study of azimuthal correlations in DIS was performed [ZC2]. An energy-flow analysis method was used, which permitted the use of both neutral and charged hadrons and extended the phase space over previous measurements. • A measurement of multiplicities in neutral current DIS gave a comparison with measurements from other processes, in agreement with the universality of fragmentation [ZC8] (also Glasgow led). • A study was performed that has resolved earlier anomalies in multi-lepton production and is currently in the final editorial stage. • Preliminary results from the full sample of prompt photons in DIS have been measured and are in the stages of preparation for preliminary status.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, equipment and facilities, training of staff and significant intellectual input into our research.
Impact LHC physics results & papers
 
Description BBC Newsnight Scotland: ATLAS week 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact ATLAS overview week television interviews

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description BBC Radio 4: Lord Kelvin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact Lord Kelvin

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description BBC Radio Scotland: LHC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact Looking Forward to the Summer

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description BBC Radio Scotland: black holes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact Watch that Black Hole on your way out

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description BBC and ITV news: Lord Kelvin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact Lord Kelvin

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description BBC news: Experts prepare 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact Experts prepare for 'experiment'

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description BBC news: LHC guide 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact Guide to the Large Hadron Collider

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description BBC news: Scientists seek to restore sight 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact Scientists seek to restore sight

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description BBC news: life, the universe and Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact Life, the Universe and Scotland

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Bearsden Academy talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk at Bearsden Academy "University study and being a postgraduate researcher"

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Canadian radio: Bill Carroll show 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact The Bill Carroll Show radio interview

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Cubscout NASA space camp 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Cubscout NASA space camp

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Dana Science Centre, London talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk to medical professionals at the Dana Science Centre, London, "Developing Retinal Prostheses"

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Dingwall Academy teachers talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk to Highland physics teachers at Dingwall Academy, Inverness: "Particle Physics and the LHC"

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Exploring the Mystery of Matter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Exploring the Mystery of Matter
Papadakis Publishers, ISBN 9781901092950

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact Den Urknall studieren ("Studying The Big Bang")

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Galilean Society talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Inaugural talk for the Galilean Society for the Philosophy of Science: "The search for truth" (on particle physics)

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Glasgow Science Centre Angels and Demons 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 4 x talks: Talk to young people at the Glasgow Science Centre, "Angels and Demons: the story of Antimatter"

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Glasgow Science Centre Big Bang 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talks and activities for young people coinciding with the "Big Bang" exhibition at the Glasgow Science Centre

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Glasgow Science Centre Higgs Hunting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 4 x talks: Talk to young people at the Glasgow Science Centre, "Hunting the Higgs"

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Glasgow Science Centre LHC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Motivational talk to IoP Physics Teachers Network in Scotland: "Particle Physics and the Large Hadron Collider"

important to disseminate to the physics teachers network in Scotland what is happening with cutting edge physics at the LHC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Glasgow Science Centre Meet a Scientist 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Meet a scientist" event coinciding with the "Big Bang" exhibiition at the Glasgow Science Centre

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Glasgow University Particle Physics Masterclasses 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Around 130 schoolchildren attended the Glasgow Particle Physics Masterclass in 2009 and 2010, with two to three times that number applying for places

Good reports from teachers, for example in 2010 one wrote "I know several of our pupils are now rethinking their university plans as a result"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010
 
Description Glasgow University RSE Masterclasses 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Royal Society of Edinburgh Schools masterclass series, "How to be a Rocket Scientist"
2008, 2009, 2010 - talks x 2 each year
2011 - talk x 1

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2009,2010,2011
 
Description Glasgow University Science Festival Meet the LHC Scientist 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Meet the LHC scientist event as part of Glasgow University Science Festival

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Guardian, Telegraph, Evening Standard interviews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact Interviews on ATLAS CD and physics

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Herald: secrets of the universe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact Are secrets of the universe just about to be revealed?

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description House of Commons Kelvin celebrations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact House of Commons event to celebrate the accomplishments of Lord Kelvin

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description IOP Scotland Stirling Physics Teaching Meeting LHC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited keynote presentation to IOP Scotland Stirling Physics meeting, conference for school physics teachers: "The Large Hadron Collider"

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description IOP Scotland Teachers Network Meeting, Support for schools 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk to IOP Scotland teachers network "Support for Schools from Dept of Physics & Astronomy"

Resulted in requests from teachers for help with Advanced Higher project work, and loan of equipment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Industry Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Exhibition to raise awareness in the industrial sector of research and technology from the University of Glasgow, including showcasing particle physics detector technology and distributed computing from particle physics

103 companies visited and discussed opportunities for industrial applications and collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Institute of Physics public lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Institute of Physics lecture for public, Royal Society of Edinburgh: "It's the end of the world as we know it: the start of the LHC"

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Instrumentation conference Kelvin talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Public lecture at instrumentation conference "Lord Kelvin"

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Italian radio interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact Live radio interview

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description LHCb tours at CERN 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Royal Society of Edinburgh talk "Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe with the LHC"

guided more than 150 people - held on seven different occasions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Lions Club talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event for the Lions Club (American professionals): Particle Physics New Frontiers

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Macular Disease Society Scotland Conference talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk to the Macular Disease Society Scotland Conference, "Developing Retinal Prostheses"

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Nano magazine: Nano-vision 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact Nano-vision

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description New Higher Physics "Researching Physics" module 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact New Higher Physics "Researching Physics" module

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description News of the World Scotland: Big bang machine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact We built the first Big Bang machine

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Physics World: Vision on a chip 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact Vision on a chip

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Quanta to Cosmos 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ten x two-hour adult evening classes on frontiers of physics "Quanta to Cosmos" presented by particle physicists and astronomers from the University of Glasgow

Well-attended by participants aged 30-70!
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Retired staff association talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk for University of Glasgow retired staff association: "It's the end of the world as we know it: the start of the LHC"

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Royal Society of Edinburgh Higgs Boson 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Royal Society of Edinburgh event "The Higgs Boson: What? Why? How?" with speakers Higgs, Witten, Saxon

Audience of 300 is largest ever for RSE meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Royal Society of Edinburgh Mysteries of the Universe 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Royal Society of Edinburgh talk "Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe with the LHC"

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description STFC short film Go LHC go interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact Go LHC Go

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Scotsman: Big bang 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact Search for the Big Bang but Large Hadron Collider is not large enough

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Scotsman: giant machine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact The giant machine in search of the Universe's smallest particle

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Scottish Parliament MSP LHC startup briefing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Briefings through the morning for Members of the Scottish Parliament, held at the Scottish Parliament

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Scottish Summer School Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public particle physics exhibition in St Andrews coinciding with the Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics LHC school

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description St. Joseph's Academy Kilmarnock talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk at St. Joseph's Academy Kilmarnock, "Being a Particle Physicist at CERN"

widening knowledge within schools of the applications of particle physics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description St. Joseph's Academy Kilmarnock talk, uncertainties 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk at St. Joseph's Academy Kilmarnock, "Uncertainties and how to deal with them"

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Suddeutsche Zeitung article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact Testlauf im groessten Labor der Welt

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Sunday Herald: Scotland's role in the LHC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact Scotland's role in the search for the origins of the Universe

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Swiss Radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact Die Teilchen rasen im Cern durch den Ring

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Times: Bionic eye 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public_other audiences
Results and Impact Bionic eye repairs sight like a camera

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description University of Glasgow Open Day LHC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at the University of Glasgow open day "The Big Bang and the LHC"

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description University of Luxembourg talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact University of Luxembourg public lecture series: "Matière et antimatière - de la cosmologie aux particules élémentaires"

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Visit of Anne McKechin MP to CERN 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Anne McKechin MP visited CERN and was hosted by members of the Glasgow particle physics group

important dissemination visit to advise on science and progress, in order to assist with support for scientific community and with funding decisions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Visit of Chief Scientific Adviser Prof Anne Glover to CERN 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Prof Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Scottish Government, visited CERN and was hosted by members of the Glasgow particle physics group

dissemination on important funding information for forthcoming decisions by Govt
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Visit of David Willetts MP to CERN 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact David Willetts MP visited CERN and was hosted by members of the Glasgow particle physics group

important dissemination visit to advise on science and progress, in order to assist with support for scientific community and with funding decisions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Visit of Michael Russell MSP and Scottish school children and teachers to CERN 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Michael Russell MSP, cabinet secretary for eduation, visited CERN with Scottish schoolchildren and teachers and was hosted by members of the Glasgow particle physics group

important dissemination visit to advise on science and progress, in order to assist with support for scientific community and with funding decisions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description West of Scotland Macular Disease Society talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk to the West of Scotland Macular Disease Society, "Developing Retinal Prostheses"

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Westminster Abbey Kelvin commemoration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Westminster Abbey Kelvin centenary commemoration organised by University of Glasgow

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007