Large HadRon Collider
Dark matter may be produced in high-energy particle collisions on Earth
The LHC searches for dark matter production will extend the Centre’s experimental reach to dark matter masses and interactions for which direct detection experiments have less sensitivity.
As Centre Director, Professor Barberio will be responsible for the Centre’s overall strategic direction and operations, with advice from the relevant Centre committees.
With a background in theoretical and computational physics, and a strong interest in examining the experimental bounds of dark matter candidate particles, Professor Williams will be the Centre’s Deputy Director.
Dr. Matthew Dolan is an esteemed and leading particle theorist, and will help forge the Centre’s aim to provide a solid link between theoretical and experimental aspects of the search for dark matter.
With significant and continuing experience at the ATLAS and BaBar experiments at the LHC, Associate Professor Paul Jackson will lead the dark-matter-related analysis of data from the LHC.
Professor Stuchbery, Node Manager of the ANU Node, brings his very strong background in nuclear physics to the Centre.
With 35 years’ experience in Australia’s high-energy physics program, Professor Taylor will be involved with the Direct Detection and LHC/ATLAS search aspects of the Centre’s work.
Associate Professor Gianfranco Bertone is an internationally renowned theoretical physicist working at the interface between particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology.
Professor Diemoz has over thirty years of experience in high-energy physics, and is the current Director of Italy’s Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN).
Professor Karl Jakobs is an experimental particle physicist with a well-established career using detectors situated at particle colliders.