Connor Graham

Connor Graham

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I'm currently working on an experimental particle physics PhD at the University of Glasgow, associated with the NA62 experiment at CERN.

The PhD project is an analysis of 2017 data to generate a measurement of the branching fraction of the decay K+→π+νν. This particlular rare dacay (predicted in the standard model to be at the order of 10-10) is sensitive to the CKM matrix element |Vtd| and to new physics processes that can replace elements of the loop diagrams, which determine this decay process to first order in the Standard Model. For example in models of the heavy Z boson, named the Z'.

Previous to this, I completed a master's degree in physics at the University of Manchester, with the final projects associated with the LHCb experiment at CERN.

The projects at Manchester focussed on seaches for matter-antimatter asymmetries in the D0→Ks0π+π- channel. This work was acknowledged in the paper "On model-independent searches for direct CP violation in multi-body decays", which describes the methods we used (binned χ2 and Energy Test) and can be accessed from: or by searching the DOI: 10.1088/1361-6471/aa75a5

Contact information:

Room 483,
School of Physics and Astronomy,
Kelvin Building, University of Glasgow,
Glasgow, G12 8QQ


Research interests:

Experiments I've worked on:

NA62 logo/link LHCb logo/link

Current experiments I'm interested in:

ATLAS logo/link CMS logo/link ALICE logo/link T2K logo/link

Future experiments I'm interested in:

HL-LHC logo/link ILC logo/link CLIC logo/link HyperK logo/link