SUPA initiative: New Fundamental Physics of Elementary Particles

This initiative has two strands:


We are bringing together theorists and experimentalists in a unique programme to maximise the discovery potential from the LHC for the Higgs particle and supersymmetry. We will also begin detector developments for a future Linear Collider.

     A possible Higgs event expected at LHC

Lattice QCD

We are exploiting the new 10Teraflops custom supercomputer, QCDOC, built for the UK-wide lattice QCD collaboration UKQCD, to make precision calculations from the theory of the strong force. These calculations are needed along with experiment for testing the current Standard Model of particle physics to find inconsistencies that point to new physics.

     The new QCDOC computer installed at Edinburgh