P O N S O R S
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for Nuclear Studies (CNS)
The Center for Nuclear Studies is a university-sponsored Center of
Excellence. The CNS provides the organizational umbrella for many
of the research efforts in nuclear physics in the Department of Physics
at The George Washington University.
The basic objective
of these efforts is to contribute to the world's understanding of
the dynamics and structure of nuclear matter, whether at the level
of the atomic nucleus itself, at the subnuclear level of nucleons
and mesons within the atomic nucleus, or even at the sub-subnuclear
level where one deals with elementary constituents of nucleons and
is pursued both experimentally and theoretically, with an equal
balance between experiment and theory. On the experimental side,
it requires devising experiments where one bombards nuclei with
various probes for example, electromagnetic radiation, electrons,
mesons, protons, or other nuclei and measures the resulting
final fragments to gain information about the forces acting both
between the constituents of the targets and between projectiles
and targets. On the theoretical side, this interpretation of experimental
findings requires the guidance of dynamical theories that provide
models for the reactions under scrutiny, making predictions as to
their possible outcome.
It is the iterative
process of theoretical predictions and subsequent experimental findings,
leading in turn to more refined theoretical descriptions and hence
better predictions, which drives the quest for knowledge in physics.
for Particle Physics Phenomenology (IPPP)
The Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology aims to foster world-class
research in particle physics phenomenology - the bridge between theory
and experiment in the study of the tiny building blocks of all matter
in the universe and of the fundamental forces that operate between
We are trying
to understand what happens when high energy particles are smashed
into each other at very high energies and we provide the theory
and analysis behind a number of experiments to be carried out at
the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a gigantic particle accelerator
built 100m underground on the Swiss/French border at Geneva, which
aims to recreate conditions in the early Universe just after the
Big Bang. We are seeking answers to some of the Universes
greatest secrets such as the mysteries surrounding antimatter and
dark matter, the possibility of extra space-time dimensions and
the existence of the elusive Higgs boson.
The IPPP is
a joint venture of Durham University and the UK Science and Technology
Facilities Council (STFC) It is part of the Centre for Particle
Theory in Durham, based jointly in the Departments of Mathematical
Sciences and Physics. The activities of the IPPP are overseen by
a steering committee with both internal and external members.
the Institute for Computational Cosmology, the IPPP forms part of
the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics, housed in a new building
adjacent to the Physics Department. The building was officially
opened by the Prime Minister on 18th October 2002, and the Inauguration
Day for the Ogden Centre took place on 15th November 2002.
of Physics (IOP)
The Institute has around 50 groups that cover a wide range of subjects
including: specialist areas of physics research and its application,
such as the High Energy Particle Physics Group or Plasma Physics
Group; professional aspects of physicists working in industry, such
as the Engineering Physics Group; wider issues that relate to physics
and society like the Education Group and the History of Physics
physics group of the Institute of Physics contributed to the funding
of this event.
and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
The Science and Technology Facilities Council is an independent,
non-departmental public body of the Department for Innovation, Universities
and Skills (DIUS).
We were formed
as a new Research Council on 1 April 2007 through a merger of the
Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC)
and the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC)
and the transfer of responsibility for nuclear physics from the
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). We are
one of seven national research councils in the UK.
STFC is a science-driven
organisation. We make it possible for a broad range of scientists
to do the highest quality research tackling some of the most fundamental
Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA)
Six Scottish Universities have come together to form a research alliance
in Physics. The aim is to place Scotland at the forefront of research
in Physics through an agreed national strategy, an inter-institutional
management structure, and co-ordinated promotion and pursuit of excellence.
Adopting a coherent
approach to staffing strategy, research training, research initiatives
and funding opportunities, SUPA will pool and enhance Scotland's
strongest Physics research areas and will develop as a world leader
in Physics, creating the largest group of Physics researchers in
the UK. It is also intended as a single "front door" for
potential staff, sponsors, and industrial collaborators.
brings together internationally leading physics research across
Scotland to form the largest physics grouping in the UK. Major research
themes being pursued are astronomy, condensed matter and materials
physics, nuclear and plasma physics, elementary particles, photonics
and physics and life sciences.
Transregio (SFB/TR 16)
Sonderforschungsbereich / Transregio 16 Subnuclear Structure of Matter
(Elektromagnetische Anregung subnuklearer
programme of the SFB/TR 16 focuses on the nature and inner structure
of particles which are subject to the strong interaction, so called
hadrons. It is formed by groups from the universities of Bonn, Bochum
and Gießen. Other participating groups from Basel, Erlangen, Groningen
and St. Petersburg tightly cooperate with the SFB/TR. At the centre
of the SFB/TR is the accelerator facility ELSA in Bonn.
The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1582, and is an internationally
renowned centre for teaching and research, and is ranked as one
of the world's top 25 Universities.
Internationally leading research a flexible learning environment that
encourages students and staff to achieve goals working with business,
industry and the community to add value to Scottish culture and society,
the natural environment and the UK economy and based in the cosmopolitan
city of Glasgow.