The PPE group is supported by major grants from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). Both PPE and PPT groups and the department gain strength through the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA).
The University has expanded our laboratory and computing space and provided equipment worth more than £1 million in recent years, and has invested in the Glasgow Laboratory for Advanced Detector Development (GLADD). Research spend (latest figures) is around £2.5 million per year. The current grant portfolio is over £10 million.
The PPE group has invested in the future through excellent facilities for the development of new detectors and fabrication methods that enhance our ability to develop leading-edge detector technologies. We make extensive use of the University’s James Watt Nanofabrication Centre. Through our expertise in Grid, we have led the establishment of the Scottish Grid Service (ScotGrid) and the UK Grid for Particle Physics (GridPP) as part of international developments.