STFC Capital Bid from the HEP Group to STFC 2013

Lead Research Organisation: Lancaster University
Department Name: Physics

Abstract

Particle physics requires fast, interactive computing to analyze the data collected at the experiments and to design future experiments. it also requires specialist equipment to test new detectors at the temperatures and pressures they will endure in future experiments. This grant will allow us to deal with rapidly growing data collections, and permit us to seek rarer and more subtle new physics effects; and will allow us to test new physics models by designing future experiments, which may also led to potential developments of use to commerce and industry.
Future long baseline neutrino experiments, including LBNE, are all investigating low temperature detectors. The cryogenic presure vessel system requested will allow Lancaster to engage in device development and testing within this programme.

Planned Impact

This bid acts as an enhancement to the impact summary of the previous consolidated grant award. The equipment may enable the development of detectors of wider application, including commercial applications. All of the activities enabled will be be able to engage in enhanced outreach activities, including public talks, colloquia, schools talks and press releases.

Publications


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Aad G (2013) A search for high-mass resonances decaying to in Physics Letters B
 
Description This has supported the ATLAS and ATLAS upgrade programmes and the LAr developments for neutrinos
Exploitation Route The tracking work has applications in medical imaging etc
Sectors Healthcare
 
Description This technology work informs the Lancaster Particle physics packaged used by schools and for outreach
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Societal
 
Description T2K 
Organisation T2K Collaboration
Country Global 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborators, detector builders (ND280), operators
Collaborator Contribution Collaborators
Impact Papers, detector R&D
 
Description 5 Particle Physics Masterclasses/Residentials 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Increases interest in science and particle physics

Increased applications to Lancaster, citing particle phsyics interest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Big bang fair 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Big Bang Fair, general science exhibition at the NEC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description Royal Society Summer Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact many thousands saw stands on the Grid/Higgs physics/Beyond the Higgs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2011,2014