Professor P J Clark
Prof Clark's research interests are the major unsolved questions in particle physics: the properties of the recently discovered Higgs boson and the nature of the fundamental particle mass generation mechanism.
CP violation (matter-antimatter asymmetry) and understanding the rare decays of particles created in particle accelerator collisions, are additional long-term interests.
He is interested in new computer architectures, particularly the advent of many-core and GPGPU (General-Purpose Computation on Graphics Processing Units) devices.
Previously he led the Edinburgh GridPP (Computing Grid for Particle Physics) effort and was Chairman of the ScotGrid Tier-2 compute and data centre.
He created the University’s research programme in the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, where he currently holds a CERN associateship.
Introduction to Java Programming (MSc)
Research Methods: Introduction to Maple (3rd & 4th year)
Physics 2A: Forces, Fields & Potentials (2nd year)
- Physics 1B: Nuclear, Particle and Astrophysics (1st year)
Philip currently offers the following PhD project opportunities:
Philip has featured in the following recent School news stories:
- Search for dijet resonances in events with an isolated charged lepton using √s = 13 TeV proton-proton collision data collected by the ATLAS detector DOI, Journal of High Energy Physics, 2020
- Measurement of the tt‾ production cross-section and lepton differential distributions in eμ dilepton events from pp collisions at √s =13 TeV with the ATLAS detector DOI, European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, C80, 6
- Measurement of the Lund jet plane using charged particles in 13 TeV proton-proton collisions with the ATLAS detector DOI, Physical Review Letters, 124, 22
- Erratum to: Search for diboson resonances in hadronic final states in 139 fb-1 of pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector DOI, Journal of High Energy Physics, 2020