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The University of Glasgow team involves members of the CEDAR/Rivet project, and has strong links to related activity in Durham and UCL.

Short-term studentships at Glasgow focus on interpretations of MC physics, from use of new precision features like MC systematic errors to generator tuning and BSM limit-setting using MC generators and analysis tools such as Rivet. Here are some examples of project possibilities at Glasgow:

  • development of the Rivet toolkit for handling of theory systematic uncertainties and heavy-ion physics;
  • reinterpretation of LHC BSM search analyses using Rivet and fast parametrisations of detector biases and efficiencies;
  • use of Rivet's large collection of measurement analyses to make BSM physics interpretations of effective-field theory and explicit BSM models via the TopFitter and CONTUR projects;
  • optimisation and extension of parton density calculations via the LHAPDF framework (e.g. adding support for resolved photon PDFs);
  • development of the next-generation HepMC3 event record;
  • statistics and feature development in the YODA and Professor libraries.

If interested in pursuing a short-term studentship project with the Glasgow team, please first contact Andy Buckley to discuss possibilities and develop a proposal.


Current members:

  • Andy Buckley
  • Christoph Englert
  • David Miller
  • Stephen Brown
  • Neil Warrack
  • Tomasz Procter
  • Jamie Yellen
  • Benjamin Fuks (Sorbonne Université & LPTHE)

Previous members:

  • Peter Galler
  • Holger Schulz

Short-term students:

  • Jack Araz (Concordia/IPPP)
  • Sukanya Sinha (Witwatersrand)
  • Max Knobbe (Goettingen)