Particle and Nuclear Physics is organised along scientific lines into three research groups:
- Nuclear Physics mainly focuses on nuclear reactions of astrophysical significance. There is also work on dark matter searches, laser-driven plasma accelerators (SCAPA), and photonuclear and hadronic physics.
- Particle Physics Experiment is actively participating in data analysis with the ATLAS and LHCb experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, and in simulation, grid computing, and detector development for future upgrades.
- Particle Physics Theory studies theories both within and beyond the Standard Model, and their phenomenological implications for LHC data. This includes perturbative QCD, lattice QCD, flavour physics, cosmology and field theory.