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Associate Professor Paul Jackson
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With the best standard of living of any Australian state capital, perfect weather, and more Nobel Prize winners produced than anywhere else in Australia, Adelaide is the only destination for international students. Find out more here http://studyadelaide.com/study, or simply contact me.
I hold an ARC Future Fellowship and am the leader of the Adelaide experimental particle physics group. We work on experimental tests of the fundamental forces of nature and searching for new particles and phenomena. Our research is carried out using data from the ATLAS experiment located at the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland and the Belle II experiment at KEK in Tsukuba, Japan.
My particular area of study is in searches for Supersymmetry using non-standard techniques to probe for physics which may exist beyond the standard model using charged leptons. You can learn a bit about particle physics here.
With ATLAS we have access to the WLCG (Worldwide LHC Computing Grid) to analyse data recorded by the detector at CERN.
We are expanding our local tier-3 computing centre to store and process huge volumes of ATLAS data and host the Monte Carlo simulation required to perform different detector studies and analyses. These computing resources are also being expanded to store data for Belle II.
The Adelaide group is developing a robust effort for the maintenance, operation and upgrade of the ATLAS detector. This includes building a world-class electronics laboratory on the Adelaide campus. This is a great opportunity for the training of students and staff in state-of-the-art techniques for high bandwidth DAQ R&D.
Other research opportunities in our group cover particle phenomenology, the development of a global fitting tool dalled GAMBIT, beam loss monitoring for high energy particle accelerators and medical physics applications of GEANT4 modelling (in conjunction with SAHMRI).
I gave a 'Research Tuesday' public lecture describing the discovery of the Higgs Boson. Here is an event display from the ATLAS experiment showing one of the candidates for the discovery of a new particle consistent with the elusive Higgs Boson!
The Adelaide group are active in the ATLAS collaboration and prominent in Australian particle physics. We are members of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Particle Physics or CoEPP. Contact me if you would like to know more!
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