A team of particle physics researchers from across local institutions, led by Prof. Chu Ming-chung (3rd right) of the Department of Physics, CUHK, working on a project to study the fundamental structure of matter, has recently been awarded funding in excess of HK$78 million from the Areas of Excellence (AoE) Scheme under the University Grants Committee. The award will boost the team’s involvement in the ATLAS experiment, based at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (known as CERN).
Comprising 17 professors and researchers from CUHK, the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the team will be leading in some areas of Higgs particle properties measurement and the ATLAS detector upgrade, as well as contributing to the R&D work of the proposed Electron-positron Collider in China.
This article was originally published in No. 535, Newsletter in Apr 2019.