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Prof Themis Bowcock PhD

Professor Physics

    Research

    Research Interest 1

    I lead the LHCb upgrade at Liverpool and the LHCb VELO in the UK. This new detector should enable us to place unprecedented limits on the existence of supersymmetry from the study of B decays. As part of this study, pushing the limits of discovery through precision measurements, I am also part of the UK contribution to the g-2 experiments where we hope to measured both "g" and the muon electric dipole moment.

    I strongly believe that the next generation of fundamental physics questions will require new, complementary, techniques to probe very high energy scales so I am supporting new initiatives at Liverpool to develop these technologies.

    Research Group Membership

    Research Grants

    Consolidated Grant Capital Equipment Bid

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2015 - March 2016

    LHCb Upgrade: Beyond the Energy Frontier.

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2014 - March 2022

    Particle Physics Consolidated award

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2015 - September 2019

    Particle Physics Consolidated Grant

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2012 - September 2016

    The advanced internet methods and emergent systems research & applications (AiMeS).

    NORTH WEST DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (UK)

    April 2003 - March 2007

    LHCb e-science workpackage 2&3: VELO software [WP2], tools and algorithms [WP3].

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    August 2005 - November 2008

    The University of Liverpool, Department of Physics Rolling Grant.

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2009 - March 2011

    EU-Datagrid WP4 and WP5.

    PARTICLE PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY RESEARCH COUNCIL

    October 2001 - September 2004

    Bid to STFC for capital funding to support the grant-funded particle physics programme.

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2013 - March 2015

    University of Liverpool, Department of Physics Particle Physics Rolling Grant

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2010 - September 2012

    North West science Grid (NW-GRID).

    NORTH WEST DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (UK)

    October 2003 - March 2008

    Particle Physics Grant: 1 October 1998 to 30 September 2002.

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    August 1998 - July 2018

    GRIDPP: Tier-2 system management.

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    June 2005 - February 2008

    Novel low-cost two-dimensional single sided read-out silicon detectors for high energy physics applications.

    PARTICLE PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY RESEARCH COUNCIL

    May 2004 - May 2006

    Particle Physics Rolling Grant: 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2006.

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2002 - September 2006

    Particle physics rolling grant: 1st October 2004 to 30th September 2008.

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2004 - September 2008

    PPGP (Experiment)

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    February 2014 - March 2014

    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

    PPGP Experiment

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    February 2012 - March 2012

    WebCorp (The Web as Corpus).

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    December 2000 - August 2003

    SRF funding for LHCb Upgrade 2014

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    June 2014 - December 2014

    Simple Array Processor for Physics Simulation of Rare Processes.

    HIGHER EDUCATION FUND COUNCIL FOR ENGLAND (UK)

    January 1999 - December 2001

    Design and prototyping of LHCb high level trigger.

    ROYAL SOCIETY (CHARITABLE)

    December 2003 - November 2005

    LHCb Capital Equipment

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    April 2014 - March 2015

    The Liverpool Semiconductor Detector Centre.

    PARTICLE PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY RESEARCH COUNCIL

    June 2000 - December 2003

    Particle Physics Rolling Grant

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2006 - September 2011

    Development of HV-CMOS sensor technology for future tracking applications

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    September 2014 - May 2017

    Common development of pixel tiles for the LHC upgrades

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    March 2012 - February 2015

    Research Collaborations

    Particle Physics group

    Internal

    Head of group

    Casse

    Internal

    LHCb

    Hutchcroft

    Internal

    LHCb

    Shears

    Internal

    LHCb

    Patel

    Internal

    LHCb

    Lindsey

    Internal

    Carroll

    Internal

    LHCb

    Affolder

    Internal

    LHCb

    Smith

    Internal

    LHCb

    Tsurin

    Internal

    LHCb

    Rinnert

    Internal

    LHCb

    Huse

    Internal

    LHCb

    Allport

    Internal

    Pixel Detector R&D

    Parkes, O'Shea

    External: The University of Glasgow

    Detector R&D for Pixel Developments for the LHC

    RD50

    External: CERN

    R&D collaboration ob development of radiation hard sensors

    McNulty

    External: University College Dublin, Ireland

    Collabaration with Tyndell Institute Cork on detector development (TSV)

    LHCb

    External: CERN

    Project Leader for the crucial VELO part of this $500m experiment.

    Collaboration of over 700 scientists world wide