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Particle & Nuclear Physics

What are the smallest constituents of matter and what forces act on them? The division's researchers study the fundamental principles that govern our world through experimental studies and the development of models and new theories.

The division participates in the ATLAS and ALICE experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN and contributes to their future upgrades. These experiments produce large and complex data and require e-science methods to handle it; our researchers contribute to the development of such methods. We also develop new models to describe and explain the observations as well as new theories that make predictions for new phenomena not yet observed.

Dark Matter (DM) is the majority of the matter in the Universe, but what is it made of? The new LDMX experiment is being prepared to answer that question. The HIBEAM/NNBAR collaboration is a planned international programme of searches for neutron conversions at ESS to address fundamental questions such as the origin of the asymmetry between matter and antimatter.

Research on the stability and structure of atomic nuclei is conducted within the international FAIR-NUSTAR and CERN-ISOLDE collaborations, but also by means of experiments at other research facilities in Europe and the USA. A local laboratory for the development of radiation detection systems is an important activity. In applied nuclear physics, we study anthropogenic radioactivity in the environment. This research is done in co-operation with Medical Radiation Physics in Malmö.

The Particle and Nuclear Physics research division , its researchers, projects, and publications in Lund University's research portal.

Link to the Particle and Nuclear Physics division's website.

Head of Division

Dirk Rudolph

Email: dirk [dot] rudolph [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se (dirk[dot]rudolph[at]fysik[dot]lu[dot]se)