I was a postgraduate student in
the High Energy Physics (HEP )
at the University of Manchester
by PPARC from 2002-2006.
This involved working with the D0
Experiment situated at Fermilab in
My PhD describes a measurement of the width of the W boson made
indirectly from the ratio of the W->munu to Z->mumu cross
sections. In order to produce this result I was involved in
the first measurement of
Z->mumu at D0 RunII along with Emily Nurse. I was also involved in updating the W->munu
cross section along with Boris
Frederic Deliot .
The central measurement of my thesis consisted of combining
these two cross section results to produce a measurement of the W
I also carried out extensive work on the tracking and muon
identifcation components of D0's fast Monte Carlo simulation, PMCS.
Talks and Publications
- A copy of my thesis can be found
- A copy of the paper I presented
at the DPF conference 2004 can be found here.
- A list of my publications that I
am a co-author on as part of the D0 collaboration courtesy of the SLAC
Spires database here.
- A list of internal D0 Notes I
authored can be found here
- A list of internal talks I gave
within D0 can be found here (password protected).
- A list of other talks can be
ptelford AT fnal.gov
Non Work Stuff
Some useful links are listed here.
When I was based in Manchester I was the principal trombonist in the Caos orchestra.
A few of the photos I have taken of various places can be found on my flickr site here.
I have appeared on TV on both University Challenge and Eggheads TV
I was also a member of the victorious Manchester team
that won the 2002
British Student Quiz tournament and were runners up in 2003 .
During my stay in Chicago I tried to see as much of
the states as possible. The states I managed to visit can be seen below.
last updated October 2006