December 9, 2019
The IPPP seeks to appoint a talented scientist to the role of Assistant Professor in Particle Physics Phenomenology. The application deadline is 13th December 2019. More information can be found under https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/vacancies/phys20-1/
November 2, 2019
IPPP PhD student Daniel King received the St.Cuthbert's Society Postgraduate Prize for outstanding academic achievement.
October 11, 2019
Jakub Scholtz (IPPP) and James Unwin (University of Illinois) address the question whether Planet 9 is a small black hole, a left over from the Big Bang, in their latest research article. For more details see: https://www.dur.ac.uk/research/news/item/?fbclid=IwAR0UK8HN8oL2W1xPqwMKG...
September 18, 2019
Durham Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart Corbridge formally announced the renaming of the IPPP seminar room as the "Stirling Room" to celebrate the life and work of Prof. James Stirling CBE FRS, who was the founding director of the IPPP from 2000-2008. The picture shows the Vice Chancellor unveiling the picture of James which is now displayed in the Stirling Room.
March 30, 2019
IPPP post-doc Aleksei Rusov was awarded the prize for the best international PhD thesis from his Alma Mater, the University of Siegen in Germany. Aleksei works since October 2018 in Durham and he is an expert on Light-cone sum rules, a method to describe non-perturbative effects in decays of hadron containing a heavy quark.
March 29, 2019
The IPPP was hosting the International Particle Physics Masterclass on Thursday 28th of March 2019 with close to 100 Y12/Y13 pupils from the regional schools. The students used real data from the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN to look for signatures of the W boson. At the end of the event the results were discussed in a video conference with scientists at CERN and other pupils from Czech and Germany.
March 20, 2019
Dr. Andreas Kronfeld is visiting the IPPP within the DIVA program. During his stay he will also visit Glasgow University and Southampton University and he will give one of the keynote talks at the IPPP/Warwick Flavour workshop in April. More information about our visitor: Andreas Kronfeld is a theoretical physicist at Fermilab (Scientist II). He received his PhD in 1985 from Cornell University, studying under G. Peter Lepage. From 1985–1988 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the DESY in Hamburg, Germany. He has been at Fermilab since 1988, first as a postdoc and since 1989 as a staff member. In 1996, Kronfeld spent three months in Copenhagen as Visiting Scientist at NORDITA. In 2001, he spent three months as a Foreign Professor at Tsukuba University, Japan. In 2014, he was awarded a Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study of the Technische Universität München. He has been very active in developing the numerical technique of lattice gauge theory (a...
March 5, 2019
The purpose of this program is to enrich the program of phenomenological research at UK Universities by providing funds for visiting academics from outside the United Kingdom. The DIVA program has a deadline of 14 March 2019. More information can be found at: https://www.ippp.dur.ac.uk/diva
March 5, 2019
IPPP invites applications from UK-based permanent academic staff for IPPP Associateships. Associateships are awarded to individuals or small teams, and are funded by the IPPP. Associateships are awarded bi-annually. The application deadline is either 1st of March or 1st of September. The main objectives of the Associateship Programme are: * provide support for small workshop(s) organised by the Associate, IPPP members, and others. * enhance interactions and enable new collaborations between the Associate, the community, and the IPPP. *support research visits (e.g. of a week) of the Associate and/or their students to IPPP and of IPPP staff/PDRA/students to the Associate’s institution. More information, including details of recent awards, can be found at: https://www.ippp.dur.ac.uk/node/7583