My name is Alfons Weber. I am the Rokos-Clarendon Professor in the particle physics sub-department at the University of Oxford and a senior research scientist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. I am interested in the fundamental structure of the matter around us.
|How does it hold together?|
|Why is the universe like it is?|
|Why is there more matter than anti-matter?|
|What is the Theory of Everything?|
|What is the answer to the last question?|
To understand these questions I have worked in different areas of particle physics and while I have found some answers (42), I haven't found all of them. This means I have to do more fun stuff to find out. Currently I am working on MINOS and the T2K Neutrino oscillation experiments.
There has recently been quite a bit of excitement about the OPERA experiment claiming that neutrinos might travel faster than the speed of light. I am working to improve the MINOS and T2K experiments so that they can make a competitive measurement of the neutrino time of flight over a baseline of several hundered kilometers.
I am also looking into future facilities that use neutrinos to study the fundamental structure of matter and started to investigate on how neutrino detector technologies can be used to safeguard nuclear facilities and detect nuclear materials at our borders.
Some of my publications can be found here.
STFC is funding most of the research in my area of physics. I am a member of the Science Board that provide the Science and Technology Facilities Council with a strategic scientific overview and assessment of, and science advice on, all of the programmes STFC supports.
|UA1 at the CERN SppS|
|The L3 experiment at LEP|
|MINOS/NuMI at FNAL|
|MARS Detector Development|
I am teaching at the University of Oxford. Some of my lectures you can find below
|Introduction to the Weak Interaction (html, PowerPoint)|
|Electromagnetism for Particle Detectors (pdf, PowerPoint)|
|How to build a Neutrino Experiment (html, PowerPoint)|
I am also the Rokos-Clarendon Fellow in Physics at Pembroke College. I am teaching students studying "Physics" (and in future "Physics and Philosophy") to get their BSc or MPhys. Some teaching material can be found here.
Dr Alfons Weber
DWB, Keble Rd.
University of Oxford
OX1 3RH, OXON
Tel: +44 (1865) 2-73315
FAX: +44 (1865) 2-73418
Dr Alfons Weber
R 1, 2.93
STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
OX11 0QX, OXON
Tel: +44 (1235) 44-5092
You can email me at Alfons.Weber at stfc.ac.uk.
I do have a private life and sometimes I even find time to sail, ski or kite.
(last edited by A. Weber on 2-Oct-2012 )