Dr Ian Dawson
I am a Research Fellow in the
Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics Group at the University of Sheffield, working
principally on the ATLAS experiment
at CERN, Geneva.
My work on ATLAS currently falls into two main areas:
Hadron collision physics
My main interest is low-pT physics, in particular minimum bias and underlying event studies, with the aim understanding better
the structure of the proton in the non-perturbative QCD regime. More recently I've been investigating possible new ways of
measuring luminosity at the LHC.
Summary of minimum bias activities. Talk on behalf of MinBias group
given at ATLAS Standard Model meeting, June 2006
Structure Function Measurements at the LHC. Conference talk given on behalf of ATLAS at PANIC05, Santa Fe, October 2005
Early measurements with minbias data. Talk given at the ATLAS UK Physics meeting at UCL, May 2005.
Measurement of dN/dEta. Talk given at the ATLAS Standard Model meeting at CERN, April 2005.
- Prediction for Minimum Bias and the Underlying Event at LHC Energies ATLAS Note: ATL-PHYS-PUB-2005-007, March 2005
Radiation background studies
I was a core member of the Radiation Taskforce
from 2000 to 2004, which investigated the impact of the radiation environment on the ATLAS experiment. Since then,
I have started looking at issues concerning a luminosity upgrade of the LHC - the SLHC - and I am a member of the
ATLAS high luminosity upgrade steering group. I simulate
radiation backgrounds using the FLUKA particle transport program. Details of my FLUKA radiation simulation studies for ATLAS can be found