Paul Telford

I was a postgraduate student in the High Energy Physics (HEP ) group at the University of Manchester funded by PPARC from 2002-2006.
This involved working with the D0 Experiment situated at Fermilab in the U.S.A.

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 Tuchming and Frederic Deliot .
The central measurement of my thesis  consisted of  combining these two cross section results to produce a measurement of the W width.
I also carried out extensive work on the tracking and muon identifcation components of D0's fast Monte Carlo simulation,  PMCS.

Talks and Publications

Contact Address

ptelford AT

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 Programmes.

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.

Page last updated October 2006