Welcome to SHEP, the Southampton High Energy Physics theory group in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southampton.
Particle physicists study the most elementary constituents of matter, the basic forces of nature by which they interact, and their role in the early Universe. They rely on experiments ranging from huge particle accelerators, to deep underground laboratories, to orbiting satellites, to particle simulations using the most powerful computers. The next generation of such experiments (eg. the experiments at the LHC at CERN) is poised to unlock some of the deepest questions such as