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Professor Andy Parker

Professor Andy Parker

Head of Department

Professor of High Energy Physics

Professorial Fellow of Peterhouse

HEP Group,
Cavendish Laboratory,
JJ Thomson Avenue

Cambridge CB3 0HE
Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 337474


Andy Parker is a Professor of High Energy Physics at Cambridge University, with over 100 publications on aspects of particle physics. His current research interests involve experiments to reveal new physics such as extra space dimensions, quantum-sized black holes, and supersymmetry. He is a founder of the ATLAS experiment for the Large Hadron Collider, and for 6 years he was the project leader for the ATLAS Inner Detector. He was awarded the Pilkington Prize for excellence in teaching in 1997.

Research groups

High Energy Physics:

Research Interests

As Director of eScience at the Centre for Scientific Computing, Centre, he is responsible for grid computing initiatives across the University, including projects in life sciences, earth sciences, medicine, physics, chemistry and engineering, all requiring the sharing of large computational and data resources. 

Key Publications

Exploring higher dimensional black holes at the large hadron collider. C.M. Harris, M.J. Palmer, Michael Andrew Parker (Cambridge U.) , P. Richardson (Durham U., IPPP) , A. Sabetfakhri, B.R. Webber (Cambridge U.). CAVENDISH-HEP-04-29, ATL-COM-PHYS-2004-067, Nov 2004. 23pp. Published in JHEP 0505:053,2005. e-Print: hep-ph/041102

Exploring small extra dimensions at the large hadron collider.B.C. Allanach (Annecy, LAPTH) , K. Odagiri (KEK, Tsukuba) , M.J. Palmer, Michael Andrew Parker, A. Sabetfakhri, B.R. Webber (Cambridge U.). CAVENDISH-HEP-02-18, CERN-TH-2002-227, LAPTH-941-02, KEK-TH-851, ATL-COM-PHYS-2002-043, Nov 2002. 23pp. Published in JHEP 0212:039,2002. e-Print: hep-ph/0211205

Determining SUSY model parameters and masses at the LHC using cross-sections, kinematic edges and other observables. Christopher G. Lester, Michael Andrew Parker, Martin J. White (Cambridge U.). CAVENDISH-HEP-2005-15, CAV-HEP-2005-15, ATL-PHYS-PUB-2005-013, ATL-COM-PHYS-2005-033, Aug 2005. 43pp. Published in JHEP 0601:080,2006. e-Print: hep-ph/0508143

A Precision measurement of direct CP violation in the decay of neutral kaons into two pions. By NA48 Collaboration (J.R. Batley et al.). CERN-EP-2002-061, Jul 2002. 19pp. Published in Phys.Lett.B544:97-112,2002. e-Print: hep-ex/020800

An Improved determination of the ratio of W and Z masses at the CERN anti-p p collider. By UA2 Collaboration (J. Alitti et al.). CERN-PPE-91-163, Sep 1991. 18pp. Published in Phys.Lett.B276:354-364,1992.

GridPP: Development of the UK computing Grid for particle physics. By GridPP Collaboration (P.J.W. Faulkner et al.). 2006. Published in J.Phys.G32:N1-N20,2006.

Complete list of publications.