Dr Ian Dawson

Research Fellow in Particle Physics

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Contact Details

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Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics Research Group - ATLAS

Research Interests

  • Radiation simulation, measurement and mitigation
  • Modelling silicon detector radiation damage
  • Particle detector technologies
  • Soft QCD physics at the Large Hadron Collider

Research Projects

Professional activities:

  • Convenor- CERN ATLAS Radiation Simulation Working Group
  • Leader- Sheffield Radiation Effects team
  • UK ATLAS upgrade coordinator
  • ATLAS Data Quality validation expert
  • Chair heavy-ion editorial boards
  • Sheffield PI on 2 Innovate UK Grants
  • Sheffield Co-I on UK STFC ATLAS Upgrade
  • Sheffield Co-I on Particle Physics Consolidated Grant

Departmental teaching & admin:

  • Supervisor 3rd & 4th year student projects
  • PhD student supervision and lectures

Recent key publications:

(In total over 500 published journal papers in career to date. H-index = 55.)

Measurements of Higgs boson production and couplings in the four-lepton channel in pp collisions at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Phys. Rev. D 91, 012006, Jan 2015.  (Analysis/Editor for the ATLAS collaboration.)

Operation and performance of the ATLAS semiconductor tracker. JINST 9 P08009, Aug 2014.  (Analysis/Editor for the ATLAS collaboration.)

Letter of Intent for the Phase-II Upgrade of the ATLAS Experiment, CERN-LHCC-2012-022, Dec 2012.  (Analysis/Editor for the ATLAS collaboration.)

Radiation background simulation and verification at the LHC. International Conference Vertex 2012, South Korea, by invitation only.  Refereed contribution published in the Proceedings of Science, PoS(Vertex 2012)015

Charged-particle multiplicities in pp Interactions at 900 GeV measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, Phys Lett B 688, Iss 1, Mar 2010.  (Instigator/analysis of soft QCD studies for the ATLAS collaboration.)