LHCb is a general purpose detector, uniquely instrumented in the forward region. It records the high energy collisions produced by the Large Hadron Collider, and allows us to study their outcome in a unique kinematic region. My interest is in electroweak physics. With my group, I measure W and Z boson production and decay (allowing fundamental Standard Model parameters like the Weinberg angle to be determined.) I am currently extending these studies to probe top quark production in the forward region - a study that is now becoming possible with Run 2 data. I also study central exclusive processes, to probe the limits of low energy QCD.Learn more
I teach undergraduates at Liverpool and elsewhere, and postgraduates. Within our department, I reach PHYS101 (Newtonian Dynamics), take tutorials and demonstrate in second year laboratory, and work with MPhys students analysing LHCb data for their projects. I give CERN summer students a three hour introduction to Particle Physics (see lecture 1, 2 and 3), and supervise postgraduate students on LHCb.Home
I give talks to audiences from 4 to 1000 in size, from 6th form to TEDx, outside, inside in science festivals and learned institutions, and debate with philosophers and others.Learn More
I've hosted short films for CERN and elsewhere, a radio short on Falsification, and been interviewed many times for documentaries on radio and film, news and print.Learn More
I write, explore ways of seeing and understanding with artists through CERN and FACT, exhibit particle physics.
I like reviewing books.