Professor P R Newman

Position:Professor of Physics
Projects:ATLAS, future DIS
Room:West 210
Profile:University staff profile


Paul Newman is the leader of the Birmingham Particle Physics Group and Director of Research for the School of Physics & Astronomy.

His main areas of expertise are the strong nuclear force, the quark and gluon sub-structure of protons and nuclei and the behaviour of gluons at very high densities. He investigates these topics experimentally through the study of 'diffractive' ep and pp collisions in which a proton stays intact, even at large maomentum transfers. He is currently working on collisions between ultra-high energy protons detected by the ATLAS experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider and is also investigating future possibilities for electron-proton and electron-ion colliders at CERN and in the US.

Paul is currently a member of the CERN LHCC committee and co-chair of the LHC Physics Centre working group on Forward Physics. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.