In Glasgow's Particle Physics Theory Group we perform world class research on fundamental particles and their interactions. We are interested in phenomena that can be probed at current and next generation particle colliders, such as the Tevatron and the Large Hadron Collider. We use our current model of particle physics, the Standard Model, to make predictions that can be tested by our experimental colleagues. We also examine models of exotic new physics beyond the Standard Model.
In particular, we focus on the behaviour of the strong force as described by Quantum Chromodynamics, both in perturbation theory and on the lattice; the physics of the Higgs boson; and models beyond the Standard Model such as supersymmetry, extra dimensions and little Higgs. You can find more details in our research section.
We are inviting
applications for the position of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader (depending on the experience of the applicant) to join the Particle Physics Theory Group. The closing date for applications is the 23rd of November. To apply, or for more information, please see the job description on the university's vacancy web pages.
If you would like to apply to do postgraduate research please take a look at our postgraduate opportunities.
If you are would like to come to Glasgow for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position please contact the academic staff member with whom you would like to work.
We are part of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA), funded by the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council. The particle physics theme promotes enhanced collaboration between the theory and experimental groups in Glasgow and Edinburgh, with a joint training programme for graduate students and regular physics meetings.
We are members of the transatlantic HPQCD collaboration and the UK-wide UKQCD consortium on lattice gauge theory.
We were co-ordinators of an EU network under Framework 5 on Hadron phenomenology from lattice QCD. Have a look at the web pages for publications that have came out of this network.
We are also part of the network HEPTOOLS RTN "Tools and Precision calculations for Physics Discoveries at Colliders", which aims to develop computational tools and theoretical understanding to enhance our exploration of physics we may uncover at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the International Linear Collider (ILC).