Roney, J. Michael


Phone number: (250) 721-7705
Department: Physics & Astronomy

Research description:

Experimental Particle Physics: the study of matter and energy at its most fundemental level. What is the universe made of and how do its constituents interact? Questions of the properties of quarks and leptons, the origin of mass, and matter/antimatter differences are some of the research questions I am currently addressing. To do so requires the development of particle detectors, so instrumentation development and experimental design represents another area of research.

International activities:

International particle physics experiments in Europe, the U.S. and Japan.

Countries lived or worked in:

Sierra Leone, Switzerland, France and the U.S.

Software development

Software is developed in order to collect and analyse the data in particle physics experiments as well as to simulate the underlying physics processes and detailed detector response. A major software development project UVic particle physicists are involved with is the development of the GRID: a project which will exploit CPUs from centres around the world to solve particular computational problems.

UVic Speakers bureau

J. Michael Roney takes part in the UVic Speakers Bureau.
More information about the Speakers Bureau can be found here.

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