Group Overview

The Particle Physics and Cosmology Theory (PPCT) group, which is part of the College of Science’s Department of Physics, conducts research in theoretical and computational particle physics and cosmology, with the aim to uncover the most fundamental description of matter and forces at the smallest length scales, including the true nature of gravity, the origin and evolution of the Universe, and the behaviour of the basic building blocks of matter under extreme conditions.

Its main areas of research are quantum fields and strings, lattice field theory, hadron physics, physics beyond the Standard Model and theoretical cosmology.

The PPCT group has enjoyed continuous support from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) since its foundation in 1993, via a Consolidated Grant. Additional support has come from the Royal Society, the Leverhulme Trust, the Wolfson Foundation, EPSRC, and the EU.