|Experimental Particle Physics|
Prof. Ben Kilminster studies the forces and constituent particles of
nature. He has helped discover the Higgs boson1, 2, the
particle which gives mass to fundamental matter particles.
He has studied the interactions of the top quark, the heaviest fundamental
particle known to exist, and is searching for dark matter,
unknown particles that account for 85% of the matter in the
universe. His research involves both high energy particle colliders
with gigantic detectors that measure the enormous signals of newly
produced heavy particles, as well as the use of tiny detectors,
located deep underground to search for the signals of dark matter
particles traversing through the galaxy earth and interacting
very rarely with matter. His group's research is mainly on the
CMS experiment at CERN,
DAMIC experiment at SNOLAB.
He has also been a long-time member of the
CDFexperiment at Fermilab.
Office in Zürich: 36-J-50
Phone in Zürich: +41 44 635 58 02
Office at CERN: 15-R-017
Phone at CERN: +41 22 767 47 66
ben.kilminster@SPAMNOTphysik.uzh.ch (remove SPAMNOT)