Professor David Charlton FRS
Professor of Particle Physics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham
David Charlton is a leader in the experimental elucidation of electroweak symmetry-breaking, culminating in the observation and first characterisation of a Higgs boson, at the LHC. His work with the OPAL experiment at the electron-positron collider LEP provided the first measurement there of the yield of Z decays, then extracted the fraction decaying to bottom quarks. Later he led the measurements which directly demonstrated the gauge structure of the electroweak sector of the Standard Model. At the LHC, he led physics preparations in the year before first collisions, acted as ATLAS Deputy Spokesperson throughout the first three year running period, and is now the collaboration Spokesperson.
Exploring the broken symmetry of the electroweak theory (MP3)