Richard Hawkings

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Richard Hawkings has a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics from the University of Oxford, UK, and is now a senior research physicist at the CERN particle physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. He has worked on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider since its conception in the early 1990s, and also on the OPAL experiment studying electron-positron collisions at the CERN LEP collider, and he has held physics analysis coordination roles on both experiments. His research interests focus on unraveling the mysteries of the top quark, electroweak interactions, and heavy flavor physics.

Particles and Fields

Viewpoint: Top Quarks Go Solo in Rare Events

Separate collider experiments observe the top quark without its usual antiparticle partner in unique processes that could give insight into new physics, such as additional sets of quarks. Read More »