Dr William Panduro Vazquez

Research interests

As we assess the future direction of particle physics it is important to focus on detailed study of rare phenomena, with the aim of improving our understanding of not only of the makeup of the universe but also of the energy scales in which new physics may be discovered. With this in mind, our attention must be focused not just on extracting the maximum physics output from the LHC, but on the next generation of experiments, small and large.

From a technological perspective, the developments at the LHC provide a rich body of knowledge and methodologies that allow us to make the most of our available funding in the next generation experiments. For example, the move towards common reusable data acquisition technologies across the LHC is being replicated in diverse environments across the field. I am at the forefront this movement though the FELIX project, which aims to build a commodity DAQ platform for use by multiple HEP experiments. The role takes in not just delivery of the LHC upgrade, but also in bringing the exciting physics programme at DUNE to fruition and supporting the new smaller experiments that will illuminate the future direction of the field.

Key areas of focus:

  • Trigger and Data Acquisition Technology
  • High Energy Physics Computing
  • Technology Transfer


  • PH3170/PH4170: C++ and Object Oriented Design


  • ATLAS (CERN), BaBar (SLAC) and DUNE (FNAL, SURF) experiments

Educational background

  • PhD in Experimental High Energy Physics: Imperial College London (2003-2007)
  • MSci Physics: Imperial College London (1999-2003)

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