• Particle detector
    Particle Detector & Accelerator Platform

Particle Detector & Accelerator Platform

Tens of thousands of particle accelerators are used around the world for a variety of applications, ranging from medical treatment for oncological purposes to synchrotron light sources to study the structure of organic molecules.

The largest accelerators, such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), are used to probe the fundamental sub-atomic particles which govern our Universe.

The Particle Detector and Accelerator Platform (PDAP), was previously a research group and was set up following an initiative from a number of academics across a number of departments from the Faculty of ICT and the Faculty of Science.   

The members of the platform are actively involved in a number of areas with the LHC and the ALICE experiment, which aims to recreate quark-gluon plasma, a state of matter thought to exist up to a few milliseconds after the Big Bang, reaching temperatures of 5 trillion degrees Kelvin.