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Dr Stephen Maxfield BSc, ARCS, PhD, CPhys, FInstP

Senior Research Fellow Physics

    Research

    Research Interest 1

    Experimental High Energy Particle Physics.

    ATLAS experiment at the LHC, CERN:
    My main interest is in searching for Extra Dimensions by looking for exotic particles in high mass diphoton final states. I am also a member of the H1 experiment at DESY Hamburg with an interest in QCD, jets and hadronic final states.

    Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab:
    This experiment will make the world's most precise measurement of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon, a quantity that can be both measured and calculated from theory to extremely high precision (a few tens of parts per billion). The experiment should improve on previous measurements which showed a 3.5 sigma discrepancy between measurement and calculations based on the so-called Standard Model (SM) of particle physics. If confirmed by the new experiment it would be a strong indicator of new physics not contained in the standard model and provide guidance on how the model might be extended.

    Research Grants

    Particle Physics Consolidated Grant

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2012 - September 2016

    A measurement of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon to 0.14 ppm using the FNAL g-2 experiment

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    April 2014 - March 2017

    University of Liverpool, Department of Physics Particle Physics Rolling Grant

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2010 - September 2012

    The University of Liverpool, Department of Physics Rolling Grant.

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2009 - March 2011

    Bridging fund request for a measurement of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon to a precision of 0.14ppm using the FNAL g-2 experiment

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    November 2013 - March 2014

    Research Collaborations

    HEP

    External: ATLAS Collaboration

    Large Hadron Collider Experiment