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Alan Barr

Dr Alan Barr and his collaborators work with an enormous and hugely powerful particle accelerator called the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). He searches for and properties of new particles predicted by symmetries such as extra gauge symmetry, supersymmetry or extra spatial dimensions, using the LHC at the European Particle Physics Laboratory (CERN) near Geneva. He looks at the development of particle detectors.

Series featuring Alan Barr

  • Alumni Weekend
  • Oxford Sparks: bringing science to life
  • Particle Physics (Alan Barr)
  • Big Questions - with Oxford Sparks
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 "Matters of Scale" - Complete Episode The issues of scale are investigated – from how properties change at very small scales, to the vastness of the Universe. Includes parts 1, 2 and 3. Pedro Ferreira, Alan Barr, Sylvia MacLain, Sonia Trigueros 09 Oct 2014
2 "Matters of Scale" Part 1 - Extremes of Scale Professors Pedro Ferreira and Alan Barr explain what scale means to them, from particle physics to the visible universe. At the subatomic level, gravity has a surprisingly large effect and particles are so small that they have no size. Alan Barr, Pedro Ferreira, Chris Lintott 08 Oct 2014
3 A quick look around the Large Hadron Collider Oxford Sparks presents a visit to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva. Find out more and explore other LHC resources at www.oxfordsparks.net/animations/lhc No protons were harmed in the making of this animation. Alan Barr 15 Apr 2013
4 Physics in the 21st century - an exciting Time for Physics at oxford Dr John Wheater, Chairman of the Department and other members of the Oxford University Physics team about all the latest projects and ideas that they are working on. With Alan Barr and Henry Snaith. John Wheater, Alan Barr, Henry Snaith 14 Nov 2012
5 Creative Commons Higgs boson-like particle discovery claimed at the Large Hadron Collider Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider claim the discovery of the Higgs boson particle. Alan Barr of Oxford's Physics department, UK physics coordinator for LHC's ATLAS experiment, describes what it means for science. Alan Barr, Steven Legg 05 Jul 2012
6 Alan Barr on Particle Physics Dr Alan Barr, University Lecturer in the Particle Physics group in the University of Oxford's Department of Physics, discusses the particle physics experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN, Switzerland. Alan Barr, Peter Robinson 26 Sep 2008