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Professor Peter Hobson

Professor Peter Hobson
Honorary Professor - ECE

Research area(s)

The exploitation of the Compact Muon Solenoid detector at CERN. The development of fast scintillators. Radiation damage effects in glasses, crystals and organic materials. The application of quantum dots to radiation dosimetry. The development and management of grid computing systems and their application to large-scale computational problems (GridPP project). Digital Holography (recording and replay).

Research Interests

Virtually everything I have ever done in research has been collaborative, from small teams up to the largest international collaborations such as CMS at the Large Hadron Collider. I am an applied physicist who is interested in contributing to almost any project where my research skills may prove useful. Interdisciplinary research is a particular interest of mine.

My skills include the development of large scale data processing and algorithms optimised for multi-core processors; scintillator and other solid-state radiation sensors, high density and radiation tolerant glasses, conventional and digital in-line holography for metrology; vacuum photodetectors for use in harsh environments; diamond-based sensors for high temperature applications; application of fluorescent materials based on quantum dots.

Research grants and projects

Research Projects

Grants

GridPP5
Funder: Science and Technology Facilities Council
Duration: April 2016 - March 2020
GridPP4 Brunel Tier2 One year staff extension
Funder: Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Duration: April 2015 - March 2016
M_Training Grant Brunel
Funder: Science and Technology Facilities Council
Duration: October 2014 - September 2018
GridPP4 Tranche-2 LondonGrid Brunel hardware grant
Funder: Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Duration: November 2013 - March 2014
High temperature radiation hard detectors (HTRaD)
Funder: EPSRC
Duration: September 2013 - August 2016
Upgrades of the Tracker and Trigger of the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC
Funder: Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Duration: April 2013 - March 2017
Doctoral Training Grants 2012/13 Allocation
Funder: Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Duration: October 2012 - September 2017