The Glasgow team involves members of the CEDAR/Rivet project, and has strong links to related activity in Durham and UCL. For more information about the Glasgow team and its members see here.

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 searche 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.