Paul leads the experimental particle physics group at the University of Adelaide, Australia working with the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Paul completed his PhD in 2004 at the University of Victoria, Canada, where he studied rare B-meson decays with the BaBar experiment at SLAC. Since then he has taken postdoctoral positions at Ohio State, Roma “La Sapienza” and SLAC working on construction of the ATLAS pixel detector, leptonic B meson decay searches and measurements of charmonium decays and most recently searches for supersymmetry with ATLAS coupled with work on the inner silicon detectors.
Since becoming the inaugural experimental particle physics faculty in Adelaide, Paul has been working on searches with the ATLAS run 1 data and studying techniques to improve upon our search strategies with the run 2 data. Paul is a senior academic in the Australian Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale (CoEPP) and plays a leading role in outreach nationally.
Paul is the first Australian representative to IPPOG joining in 2015.