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:
Michael Appels, Ruth Gregory and David Kubiznak
Marco Baggio, Vasilis Niarchos and Kyriakos Papadodimas
V.A. Khoze, A.D. Martin and M.G. Ryskin
Davio Cianci, Andy Furmanski, Georgia Karagiorgi and Mark Ross-Lonergan
A.D. Martin and M.G. Ryskin
Maths HEP lunchtime seminars:
- 10 January 2017 14:00: Daniel Litim, "Asymptotic safety of gauge theories"
- 12 January 2017 14:00: Hjalte Frellesvig, "Feynman integrals for two-loop H+j production"
- 19 January 2017 14:00: Prof. Luc Blanchet, "Dark matter at galactic scales & MOND"
- 16 February 2017 14:00: Rakhi Mahbubani, "Closing the window for compressed Dark Sectors at hadron colliders."
- 23 February 2017 14:00: Mikael Chala, "Non-minimal composite Higgs models with dark matter"
- 16 March 2017 14:00: Benedict von Harling, "TBA"
- 23 March 2017 14:00: Vincent Theeuwes, "TBA"
- 30 March 2017 14:00: Otto Eberhardt, "TBA"
- 07 April 2017 14:00: Ian Balitsky, "TBA"
CPT Student Seminar