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Dr Paras Naik

Dr Paras Naik

Dr Paras Naik

Senior Research Associate

Area of research

Charm and Beauty Quark Physics at LHCb and with CLEO data

Office 4.51
HH Wills Physics Laboratory,
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL
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+44 (0) 117 928 8760


Particle physics is fascinating because it attempts to relate phenomena that occur on some of the smallest scales to those phenomena that occur on very large scales. Observing events in the most advanced particle colliders may lead to an improved understanding of the early stages of our universe. Particle physics continually redefines the limits of what we are able to comprehend about our universe, which is the nature of its appeal. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is now the highest energy particle accelerator in the world. Supersymmetric particles, predicted by several leading theoretical models, should be found at the LHC if they exist, perhaps opening a window into unification of the fundamental forces. However, additional progress in a host of other interesting topics is also on the horizon, including top quark, beauty quark, charm quark, heavy ion, and neutrino physics. It is an exciting time to be a particle physicist!

As a graduate student at the University of Illinois, and as a postdoctoral researcher at both Carleton University and the University of Bristol, I have had the privilege to be involved in world-class particle physics research taking place at such excellent places as the CLEO experiment at Cornell University’s Laboratory for Elementary-Particle Physics (LEPP) and the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

My research interests center primarily on multi-body decays of the neutral charmed mesons and the contribution of these studies to better understanding resonant states and CP violation. I am actively working on new, never-before proposed ideas to open up new avenues of research in this field.


In the LHCb control room


In the CLEO counting room


Work History

University of Bristol - Senior Research Associate

  Oct 2012 to present - Bristol, United Kingdom

University of Bristol · Research Associate 

  Dec 2010 to Sep 2012 · Bristol, United Kingdom

  Jan 2009 to Nov 2010 · Meyrin, Switzerland

  Dec 2007 to Dec 2008 · Ithaca, New York

Carleton University · Research Associate

  Jan 2007 to Nov 2007 · Ithaca, New York


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign · Class of 2006

  PhD · High Energy Physics

Working at CERN


Leading a tour of the LHCb site


  • Flavour Physics
  • Measurement of the CKM phase Gamma
  • Dalitz Plot Analyses
  • Multi-Body Amplitude Analyses
  • Properties of Light Scalar Resonances
  • Charm Production



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