Centre for Particle Theory
The Centre for Particle Theory has won an international reputation for its research. It unites the theoretical particle physics groups in the Physics and Maths Departments. It aims to foster research into all aspects of theoretical particle physics ranging from phenomenology to string theory and cosmology, and to educate the next generation of theoretical particle physicists with a comprehensive and in-depth lecture programme and PhD supervision in all areas of the subject.
Strategic importance and added value
The Centre for Particle Theory is one of the largest particle theory groups within the UK (and larger than many departments in Durham). It covers nearly the whole spectrum of modern particle theory research. It provides a critical mass of research excellence, and offers an in-depth training programme for the next generation of PhD students. The CPT is responsible for the MSc in Elementary Particle Theory, with a coherent programme of over 200 lectures on topics in mathematical physics and elementary particle theory, intended to take students from undergraduate degree level to the frontiers of research. Its activities include:
Maths HEP lunchtime seminars:
- 06 February 2014 14:00: Alexander Mitov, "No Title"
- 20 February 2014 14:00: Chiara Arina, "Sneutrino dark matter and its signatures at collider"
- 21 February 2014 14:00: Boris Kayser, "Are There Sterile Neutrinos?"
- 27 February 2014 14:00: Alexander Knochel, "Constraining physics beyond the Standard Model in effective Higgs interactions"
- 06 March 2014 14:00: Campbell John, "No Title"
- 07 March 2014 14:00: Prof. Joey Huston, "No Title"
- 20 March 2014 14:00: Marco Nardecchia, "Aspects of SUSY with R-Parity violation"
- 27 March 2014 14:00: Simon Peeters, "Dark Matter detection with LAr"
- 04 April 2014 14:00: Andrew Larkoski, "IRC Safety vs. Calculability"
- 08 May 2014 14:00: Jonas Rademaker, "Amplitude Analyses for precision flavour physics"
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