UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy

Dr Gavin Hesketh

Dr Gavin Hesketh

Associate Professor

Dept of Physics & Astronomy

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Dec 2010

Research summary

I am an experimental particle physicist currently working at the Fermilab Muon g-2 experiment, the PSI Mu3e experiment and CERN's Large Hadron Collider on the ATLAS experiment. My research is focused on the search for new physics.


University College London
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow | 2017
University of Manchester
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2003


Originally from North East England, I completed a BSc in physics at the University of Manchester, and after a musical interlude, continued with a PhD in particle physics. As part of my PhD, I was based at Fermilab, near Chicago USA, working on D0 experiment on what was, at the time, the highest energy particle accelerator in the world, the Tevatron. After a postdoctoral position with Northeastern University, also on D0, in 2009 I took a position as a CERN Fellow, working on the CMS experiment. In 2010 I joined UCL as a Royal Society University Research Fellow, working on the ATLAS experiment, and in 2012 was appointed as a Lecturer.