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Chris Hawkes is an experimental particle physicist who has specialised in making precision tests of the Standard Model of Particle Physics. This includes measurements of quark-flavour physics and CP-violating interactions in decays of B meson particles (BaBar experiment, 1998-2009) and measurements of properties of the electroweak gauge bosons, Z and W (OPAL and MarkII experiments, 1985-2000). These allow stringent tests of our understanding of elementary particle interactions at the level of higher-order loop corrections in quantum field theory.
Dr Hawkes is currently working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, with an interest in the physics of top and heavy flavour quarks.