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Dr. Ben Morgan

Research

I am a Senior Research Fellow in the Elementary Particle Physics group at Warwick.

My research is focused on projects studying neutrino physics under the Detector R&D Group. My primary project is software development for the SuperNEMO Double Beta Decay Search Experiment, where I am contributing to core application development, tracking reconstruction methods and analysis pipelines. As part of my research in double beta decay, I co-supervised a URSS project which developed the open source PEBBLE application for generating double beta decay events for use by detector simulation and analysis studies.

I am also helping to develop novel liquid argon detectors for accelerator/astrophysical neutrinos and proton-decay searches, where my focus is on application development for the simulation, characterization and automated data analysis of these detectors.

My doctorate was on direct searches for particle dark matter, and I maintain an interest in this field with the publication of a number of papers on the phenomenology of detectors with directional sensitivity.

Software Development

As Physicist-Programmer for EPP, I support the computing needs of the group in software development and deployment together with hardware support. I take a broad interest in the development of software for scientific research, especially in the areas of architectural design, compilers and build tools, cross-platform portability and user interface design.

I contribute to the Geant4 Project, a C++ toolkit for the simulation of particle detectors used in HEP, Space Science, Medicine and many other fields. I also provide guides for installing Geant4 and building applications on Windows. You can also find some personal projects on my GitHub Profile.

Teaching

I provide a graduate course in Linux and C++ programming for particle physicists as part of the Spring Term of the Midlands Physics Alliance Graduate School. We provide a range of resources for students taking these courses together with hands on sessions introducing programming.

From 2008-2010 I was a tutor at the RAL HEP Summer School for UK postgraduates in experimental particle physics.

Write To:

Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Contact Details:

Office: P546
Telephone:
+44 (0)24 765 74360
Fax:
+44 (0)24 761 50897

Links:

EPP Home Page

Geant4 Toolkit

GitHub Projects

Software Sustainability Institute

Standard C++

Python Programming Language