Top login menu

Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge
  • Home
  • Main page content

    Dr Sarah Williams

    Murray Edwards College
    Cambridge
    CB3 0DF

    Fellow in Physics; Director of Studies

    Natural Sciences (Physical)

    Fellow

    Degrees and Honours:

    MSci in Experimental and Theoretical Physics (University of Cambridge, 2010)
    PhD in Experimental Particle Physics (University of Cambridge, 2014)

    Research interests:

    As a member of the ATLAS collaboration at CERN, my research focuses on searching for new particles produced in proton-proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider. I am particularly interested in searching for signs of new physics beyond the ‘Standard Model’ of particle physics that could explain what dark matter is made of.

    Biography:

    After completing my PhD in experimental particle physics in 2014 I moved to the Netherlands, where I worked as a Physics Lecturer on the Maastricht Science Programme (MSP) at Maastricht University. I also worked on several searches for new physics as a member of Nikhef, the Dutch institute for high energy physics. These included a search for TeV-gravity signatures, including microscopic black holes, which was one of the first results to be released from the ATLAS collaboration in the second data-taking run of the LHC. In September 2016 I returned to Cambridge to take up a fellowship in Physics at Murray Edwards. As well as being a Director of Studies and Tutor in college, I have continued my research on ATLAS and have led several searches for ‘supersymmetry’ which is a popular model for Beyond-the-Standard Model (BSM) physics that can explain the nature of dark matter.