Paul Newman came to Birmingham as a PhD student in 1992. His PhD work was on the H1 experiment at the HERA electron-proton collider at DESY, Hamburg, where he continued working for 20 years, including a four year spell as the experiment’s physics coordinator.
His most recent work is on the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, in particular the identification and study of `diffractive' processes in which one of the beam protons remains intact.
Paul has a long history of involvement in proposals to build the next generation electron-proton collider, including the ‘LHeC’ project at CERN and the EIC project in the USA.
Paul is the principle investigator on the Birmingham Particle Physics grant from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). In addition to a leading involvement in ATLAS, his group is also currently engaged in the LHCb, NA62 and DUNE experiments. It has substantial capabilities for R&D and construction projects with silicon tracking detectors as well as fast high throughput trigger and data acquisition electronics and runs a substantial site as part of the WLCG LHC distributed computing network.