Fred Loebinger

Professor of Particle Physics

Fred Loebinger

I like to think that my students have enjoyed the course, felt challenged, learned a lot and have set themselves up for an exciting and rewarding career.

I've been with the school for about 50 years – I obviously love working here!

My research

I'm working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. This collaboration discovered the Higgs Boson in 2012 and is now analysing data to determine its detailed properties. We are also searching for new particles that will signal physics 'beyond the Standard Model'.

One of the aspects I enjoy about research is being part of a big international collaboration at CERN, where you feel you are really pushing back the frontiers of our knowledge of what the Universe is made of.

My teaching

I enjoy the interaction with the students, be it lecturing to a large class of 280 or teaching in a small group tutorial with five students. My teaching includes the very latest up to date results. This is particularly relevant for Particle Physics where new discoveries and updates are made quite frequently.

I like to think that my students have enjoyed the course, felt challenged, learned a lot and have set themselves up for an exciting and rewarding career.

Career highlights

The main highlights in the field during my research career have been the discovery of the gluon and the Higgs Boson.

Thinking of choosing Physics at Manchester?

The School is large, but strives to maintain a very friendly, informal environment where all the staff and the students feel part of the community.

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