The Nuclear and Particle Physics Laboratory (NuPP) at Chulalongkorn University is dedicated to experimental High Energy Physics and Particle Physics research. The NuPP laboratory is part of the Thailand Center of Excellence in Physics (ThEP). Our group has a long and outstanding tradition in theoretical and phenomenological research in particle physics and our main interests are in the discovery and charachterization of the Higgs boson, in Super Symmetric extension of the Standard Model (SUSY) and in the search for Large Extra Dimensions of space (LED).
Our main involvement is with the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment (CMS), currently operational at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research located in Geneva, Switzerland. The LHC is the largest and most powerful particle accelerator ever built. The unprecendented energy and luminosity at which it operates give a great opportunity for the discovery of new states of matter beyond the Standard Model, particles that have never been observed before and that could improve and expand our understanding of the subatomic realm. CMS is a general purpose detectors which enables precision measurements of the Standard Model parameters and with enables the search for new physics beyond it.
Our group is involved in the CMS research program in both the Exotica and the Higgs Physics Analysis Group (PAG). Within the Exotica group, we are involved in the research for physics beyond the Standard Model and the investigation of signs of SUSY in events with Mono-Jets and large Missing Transverse Energy. Within the Higgs group, we are involved in the investigation of the so called Higgs-strahlung process, where a Higgs is produced in association with a vector boson, in particular we are active within the VHbb group.
The NuPP laboratory aggregates physics expertiese and computing facilities to provide a comfortable environment for research, scientific presentations and online conferencing. The group welcomes graduate students who are interested in starting a Master's Thesis program in HEP, and supplies the necessary equipement and know-how. The typical duration of a Master Thesis is 1 year, which can partially overlap with ongoing classes.
The laboratory also offers visibility and awareness to the general public about the ongoing research at the LHC with an online event display, which monitors the activity of the LHC and of the CMS detector in real time.