Professor Nick Brook Dean of the Faculty of Science
Nick Brook is responsible for teaching, research and strategic planning in the Faculty of Science.
- Use of Cherenkov detectors for particle identification
- Quantum chromodynamics
- High throughput computing
This person is available to supervise research degree projects
Nick was previously the Head of the School of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Bristol and the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at UCL before moving to Bath in 2016. He was one of the original signatories of the LHCb experiment at CERN.
LHCb is an experiment set up to explore what happened after the Big Bang that allowed matter to survive and build the Universe we inhabit today. The experiment is an international collaboration of more than 700 scientists across 70 universities and laboratories.
Nick was the computing project leader of LHCb in the lead up to data taking and had overall responsibility for the delivery of the software and the computing framework for the analysis of the data once it left the detector. He was the architect of the LHCb computing model.
Nick was a member of the management board of the CERN LHC Computing Grid, the world’s largest operational computing grid. He has also had overall responsibility for the study of Quantum Chromodynamics within the LHCb collaboration and was a member of the LHCb physics planning group.
Nick studied for his Physics degree at the University of Manchester and remained at the University for his doctoral studies.
He held postdoctoral positions at both the Universities of Lancaster and Glasgow.