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Mark Lancaster

Mark Lancaster

Professor Mark Lancaster FRS


Elected: 2023





Mark Lancaster is an experimental high-energy particle physicist whose significant contributions have been in precision measurements of the parameters of the Standard Model of particle physics. In particular, measurements at experiments at Fermilab of the mass of the W-boson and the muon's anomalous magnetic moment. He was the co-spokesperson of the Fermilab Muon g-2 experiment and co-led the construction, installation and commissioning of one of the experiment's two detector systems. His early research at the HERA electron-proton collider led to a new understanding of the strong nuclear force inside the proton and the development of the world's first FPGA-based pipeline trigger system.

His present research seeks to establish evidence for new physics in muon interactions, particularly those that violate matter-antimatter symmetry and lepton flavour.

He was awarded the Moseley Medal in 2004 and the Chadwick Medal and Prize in 2021 by the Institute of Physics.

Professional positions

Professor of Particle Physics, Department Of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Astronomy and physics
    • Elementary particle physics


Particle physics, Data Acquisition Systems, Instrumentation, Electronics

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