Our research groups
The ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva is a leading experiment in particle physics research. The Division of High Energy Physics at Uppsala University takes part in both the construction and development of the advanced technology used in the experiment as well as the theoretical interpretation and analysis of the huge amounts of data produced by the experiment.
The experimental astroparticle group at Uppsala University has a longstanding interest in neutrinos. We have participated in the design and construction of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole, and are members of the international IceCube collaboration responsible for the scientific research with this detector. We are also involved in the Hyper-Kamiokande project to develop and deploy the next-generation large ultra-pure water Cherenkov neutrino detector in Japan. We are developing instrumentation and methods for radio-detection of ultra-high energy neutrinos, and members of the ARIANNA, RNO-G and IceCube-Gen2 collaborations. And – we have interest in the PTOLEMY experiment aiming to observe the cosmic 1.95 K neutrino background.
The theory group does research on theoretical physics with connection to experimental issues. We study e.g. Higgs physics beyond the Standard Model, the strong interaction and quantum chromodynamics, astroparticle physics, etc.
Analysis of large sets of data, like e.g. the data collected at the experiments at CERN, requires access to large computing and data storage resources. All these resources are not available at a single computing centre, but resources from many places are used to fulfil these requirements. The Grid Computing group works with development of software that enables connecting these geographically separated resources into a Grid Computing infrastructure.