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Centre for Particle Theory

Centre for Particle Theory

Vision statement

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:

Recent papers

Amplitudes and Correlators to Ten Loops Using Simple, Graphical Bootstraps
Jacob L. Bourjaily, Paul Heslop and Vuong-Viet Tran
Anisotropic plasmas from axion and dilaton deformations
Aristomenis Donos, Jerome P. Gauntlett and Omar Sosa-Rodriguez
Black hole accretion discs and screened scalar hair
Anne-Christine Davis, Ruth Gregory and Rahul Jha
Electroweak Higgs boson production in the standard model effective field theory beyond leading order in QCD
Celine Degrande, Benjamin Fuks, Kentarou Mawatari, Ken Mimasu and Veronica Sanz
Invisible Decays in Higgs Pair Production
Shankha Banerjee, Brian Batell and Michael Spannowsky

Contact Details

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Department of Physics
Durham University
South Road
Durham DH1 3LE
IOP European Physical Society Cern Courier CPT Administration