Particle Physics

Our group is part of the Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics, which assisted the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012. We offer a wide selection of research projects to students ranging from experimental particle physics, particle theory through particle astrophysics to particle cosmology. Most of these projects use supercomputers and rely on data from the Large Hadron Collider, astrophysical observation, and various other experiments.

Besides Monash, our students have continued their studies at Cambridge, Harvard, the Perimeter Institute, and other leading international institutes.

particle physics
A candidate Higgs boson event from a proton-proton collision at the ATLAS experiment, producing two electrons (short blue tracks) and two muons (long blue tracks). Image courtesy of ATLAS.
Peter Athron Dr Peter Athron
  • Fine-tuning and naturalness
  • Supersymmetric unified (E6) models
  • The Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Model
  • Precision corrections in standard model extensions
  • High energy physics toold
  • Higgs physics
Photo of Associate Professor Csaba BalazsProfessor Csaba Balazs
  • Dark matter models and discovery
  • Cosmic matter-antimatter asymmetry (baryogenesis)
  • Stochastic gravitational waves
  • Higgs boson as a portal to new physics
  • Supersymmetry and supergravity
  • Unification of the fundamental forces
 Professor Ulrik Egede
  • Experimental High Energy Physics
  • Search for phenomena not described by the Standard Model of particle physics
  • Application of artificial intelligence in real-time processing and data selection
  • Development of Big Data processing tools
  • Phenomenology of electroweak penguin decays
  • Analysis of lepton non-universality in the decays of b-hadrons
  • Detector developments for upgrades of the LHCb detector
Photo of Dr Yuki FujiiDr Yuki Fujii
  • Particle Physics (Experiment)
  • Beyond the standard model
  • Lepton flavour violation
  • Particle detectors
  • Trigger and readout electronics
Photo of Dr Tomas GonzaloDr Tomas Gonzalo
  • BSM phenomenology
  • Supersymmetry
  • Grand unified theories
  • Cosmology
Photo of Dr Ursula LaaDr Ursula Laa
  • BSM phenomenology
  • Collider physics
  • Data visualisation
Photo of Prof. Jordan NashProf. Jordan Nash
  • Particle physics
  • Higgs boson physics
  • Lepton flavour violation
  • Particle detectors
Photo of Associate Professor Peter SkandsAssociate Professor Peter Skands
  • Higgs boson physics
  • Monte Carlo simulations of high-energy particle collisions
  • Particle physics studies for the Large Hadron Collider
  • Quantum chromodynamics
  • Supersymmetry
Photo of Professor German ValenciaProfessor German Valencia
  • Particle physics phenomenology
  • Standard model physics and beyond
  • Effective field theories
  • Hadronic Physics
  • Electroweak and Flavour sectors of the SM
  • Beyond the standard model physics for collider and flavour phenomenology
Photo of Dr Yang ZhangDr Yang Zhang
  • Supersymmetry phenomenology
  • Collider physics
  • The Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model
  • The Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model
Dr Helen BrooksDr Helen Brooks
  • Quantum Chromodynamics
  • Monte Carlo modelling of high energy collisions
  • Resummation
  • Jet Physics