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Dr Ian Bailey

Lecturer

Ian Bailey

Physics Building

Lancaster University

Bailrigg

Lancaster LA1 4YB

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 593742

Location: A61a

Research overview

My research is inspired by the search for new particles and forces at both high and low energies.

At high energies the appropriate tools are particle colliders. I contribute to the design of proposed next-generation colliders such as the ILC (International Linear Collider) where I have worked with colleagues on the tricky problem of delivering high intensities of positrons (anti-electrons).

At low energies the tools of particle physics are more compact. Here, I am looking for signs of WISPs (very light particles) such as hidden-sector photons or axions. In other words, I'm attempting to shine light through a wall...

PhD supervision

Intriguingly, there may be low-mass (sub-eV) particles in our Universe that have so far escaped detection. Light shining through a wall (LSW) experiments are one technique for looking for particles such as the elusive axion (which is motivated by the solution to the 'strong CP problem'). PhD projects are available in the design, construction and analysis of data from innovative small-scale experiments searching for hidden-sector photons and axions.

Very-intense sources of gamma-rays and positrons are required for a range of applications from the the highest energy particle colliders to low-energy spectroscopy. Sources of polarised positrons are particularly useful and my group has experience with the design of polarised positron sources based on helical undulator insertion devices perturbing high-energy electron beams. PhD projects are available designing and developing future sources and exploring the physics that they make possible.

Profile

Dr Ian Bailey is a lecturer in accelerator physics and a member of the Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science and Technology.

Research Interests

Previous research

My background is in particle physics. I carried out my PhD at the OPAL experiment at LEP (the Large Electron Positron Collider), CERN searching for the effects of anomalous gauge couplings in W+W- production. I maintain an affectionate interest in electroweak phenomena.

Current research

More recently I have joined the Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science and Technology as an accelerator physicist where I have worked as a member of the heLiCal collaboration and the International Linear Collider Global Design Effort contributing towards future particle colliders such as the ILC (International Linear Collider), CLIC (Compact Linear Collider) and LHeC (Large Hadron electron Collider). My current work is spread across several related but distinct areas:

  1. Designing high-flux sources of positrons and gamma rays for future high-energy colliders and other applications, e.g. nuclear physics.
  2. Studying polarised particle beams as tools to increase the sensitivity of future particle colliders.
  3. Studying the depolarisation of particle beams and related phenomena in very intense electromagnetic fields.
  4. Searching for exotic electromagnetic phenomena, such as axions and related "hidden-sector" particles by exploiting the properties of electromagnetic waves in metallic and dielectric structures.

Enquiries from potential collaborators or PhD students are welcome.

 

Additional Information

Why physics?

Physics consists of a series of puzzles that both delight and frustrate until, through a process difficult to define,  they reveal hints of reality and our own role in it. Who can resist a puzzle? Our empirical understanding of the world around us is founded on puzzling: a sifting of information in the search for patterns. Not knowing the underlying causes apriori we are forced to induce the most likely causes from the effects we observe. Critically, the extent to which we can be confident in our models of reality does not depend solely on subjective debate; it can be quantified objectively from the data.

Developing models of reality validated by experiment leads us to insights that expose the hidden connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena and enhance our appreciation of the beauty of the Universe we inhabit. Even over a lifetime the amount of original knowledge we assimilate in this way may be small, but it is intrinsically precious.

Physics well-directed has the capacity to help provide solutions to some of the problems faced by humanity today, but this is not its exclusive purpose. Given room to flourish undirected, physics also has the potential to challenge our imaginations and transform our tomorrows.

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Current Teaching

I am currently teaching undergraduate courses in computer modelling (using Java), nuclear and particle physics, and accelerator physics. I also manage the OpenPlus degree scheme through which students can enter Lancaster after studying with the Open University.

  • Published

    Hidden-sector photon and axion searches using photonic band gap structures

    Seviour, R., Bailey, I., Woollett, N. & Williams, P. 12/02/2014 In : Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics. 41, 3, 10 p.035005

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  • Published

    Possible uses of gamma-rays at future intense positron sources

    Alrashdi, A., Bailey, I. & Newton, D. 15/07/2014 Proceedings of the 5th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC 2014): Dresden, Germany, June 15-20, 2014. Petit-Jean-Genaz, C., Arduini, G., Michel, P. & Schaa, V. R. W. (eds.). p. 586-588 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

  • Forthcoming

    CASCADE: a cavity based dark matter experiment

    Kalliokoski, M., Bailey, I., Woollett, N., Burt, G., Dexter, A., Chattopadhyay, S., Goudket, P., Moss, A., Pattalwar, S., Thakker, T., Williams, P. & Dainton, J. 2013

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

  • Published

    Status of the CASCADE microwave cavity experiment

    Kalliokoski, M., Bailey, I., Williams, P., Woollett, N., Burt, G., Chattopadhyay, S., Dainton, J., Dexter, A., Goudket, P., Pattalwar, S. & Thakker, T. 2013 Proceedings of the 9th Patras Workshop on Axions, WIMPs and WISPs. Oberlack, U. & Sissol, P. (eds.). Hamburg: Verlag Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, p. 35-38 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

  • Published

    Search for charged Higgs bosons in e(+)e(-) collisions at root s=189-209 GeV

    Bailey, I. & 212 others Abbiendi, G., Ainsley, C., Akesson, P. F., Alexander, G., Anagnostou, G., Anderson, K. J., Asai, S., Axen, D., Barberio, E., Barillari, T., Barlow, R. J., Batley, R. J., Bechtle, P., Behnke, T., Bell, K. W., Bell, P. J., Bella, G., Bellerive, A., Benelli, G., Bethke, S., Biebel, O., Boeriu, O., Bock, P., Boutemeur, M., Braibant, S., Brown, R. M., Burckhart, H. J., Campana, S., Capiluppi, P., Carnegie, R. K., Carter, A. A., Carter, J. R., Chang, C. Y., Charlton, D. G., Ciocca, C., Csilling, A., Cuffiani, M., Dado, S., Dallavalle, M., De Roeck, A., De Wolf, E. A., Desch, K., Dienes, B., Dubbert, J., Duchovni, E., Duckeck, G., Duerdoth, I. P., Etzion, E., Fabbri, F., Ferrari, P., Fiedler, F., Fleck, I., Ford, M., Frey, A., Gagnon, P., Gary, J. W., Geich-Gimbel, C., Giacomelli, G., Giacomelli, P., Giunta, M., Goldberg, J., Gross, E., Grunhaus, J., Gruwe, M., Gupta, A., Hajdu, C., Hamann, M., Hanson, G. G., Harel, A., Hauschild, M., Hawkes, C. M., Hawkings, R., Herten, G., Heuer, R. D., Hill, J. C., Hoffman, K., Horvath, D., Igo-Kemenes, P., Ishii, K., Jeremie, H., Jovanovic, P., Junk, T. R., Kanzaki, J., Karlen, D., Kawagoe, K., Kawamoto, T., Keeler, R. K., Kellogg, R. G., Kennedy, B. W., Kluth, S., Kobayashi, T., Kobel, M., Komamiya, S., Kraemer, T., Krasznahorkay, A., Krieger, P., von Krogh, J., Kuhl, T., Kupper, M., Lafferty, G. D., Landsman, H., Lanske, D., Lellouch, D., Letts, J., Levinson, L., Lillich, J., Lloyd, S. L., Loebinger, F. K., Lu, J., Ludwig, A., Ludwig, J., Mader, W., Marcellini, S., Marchant, T. E., Martin, A. J., Mashimo, T., Maettig, P., McKenna, J., McPherson, R. A., Meijers, F., Menges, W., Merritt, F. S., Mes, H., Meyer, N., Michelini, A., Mihara, S., Mikenberg, G., Miller, D. J., Mohr, W., Mori, T., Mutter, A., Nagai, K., Nakamura, I., Nanjo, H., Neal, H. A., O'Neale, S. W., Oh, A., Okpara, A., Oreglia, M. J., Orito, S., Pahl, C., Pasztor, G., Pater, J. R., Pilcher, J. E., Pinfold, J., Plane, D. E., Pooth, O., Przybycien, M., Quadt, A., Rabbertz, K., Rembser, C., Renkel, P., Roney, J. M., Rossi, A. M., Rozen, Y., Runge, K., Sachs, K., Saeki, T., Sarkisyan, E. K. G., Schaile, A. D., Schaile, O., Scharff-Hansen, P., Schieck, J., Schoerner-Sadenius, T., Schroeder, M., Schumacher, M., Seuster, R., Shears, T. G., Shen, B. C., Sherwood, P., Skuja, A., Smith, A. M., Sobie, R., Soeldner-Rembold, S., Spano, F., Stahl, A., Strom, D., Stroehmer, R., Tarem, S., Tasevsky, M., Teuscher, R., Thomson, M. A., Torrence, E., Toya, D., Trigger, I., Trocsanyi, Z., Tsur, E., Turner-Watson, M. F., Ueda, I., Ujvari, B., Vollmer, C. F., Vannerem, P., Vertesi, R., Verzocchi, M., Voss, H., Vossebeld, J., Ward, C. P., Ward, D. R., Watkins, P. M., Watson, A. T., Watson, N. K., Wells, P. S., Wengler, T., Wermes, N., Wilson, G. W., Wilson, J. A., Wolf, G., Wyatt, T. R., Yamashita, S., Zer-Zion, D., Zivkovic, L. & OPAL Collaboration 07/2012 In : European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields. 72, 7, p. - 22 p.2076

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  • Published

    Novel designs for undulator based positron sources

    Jenkins, M. & Bailey, I. 2012 Proceedings of IPAC2012. IEEE, p. 1485-1487 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

  • Published

    The design of the positron source for the international linear collider.

    Bailey, I. R. & 34 others Clarke, J. A., Baynham, E., Bharadwaj, V., Bradshaw, T. W., Brummit, A., Bungau, A., Carr, F. S., Collomb, N. A., Dainton, J., Dollan, R., Gai, W., Gronberg, J., Hartin, A. F., Hesselbach, S., Hock, K. M., Ivanyushenkov, Y., Jenner, L. J., Laihem, K., Lintern, A., Liu, W., Lohse, T., Malyshev, O. B., Malysheva, L. I., Mikhailichenko, A. A., Moortgat-Pick, G. A., Piggott, W. T., Riemann, S., Rochford, J., Ryder, N. C., Schaelicke, A., Scott, D. J., Sheppard, J. C., Ushakov, A. & Zang, L. 06/2008 p. 1915-1917 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

  • Unpublished

    Undulator-based positron source for CLIC.

    Zang, L., Bailey, I. R. & Wolski, A. 05/2009 p. n/a 0 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

  • Published

    Depolarization and Beam-beam Effects at Future e+e- Colliders

    Bailey, I., Hartin, A., Moortgat-Pick, G. & Pidcott, C. 1/04/2011 Proceedings of the 2011Particle Accelerator Conference, New York, NY, USA. New York: IEEE, p. 1731-1733 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

  • Published

    W boson polarisation at LEP2

    Bailey, I. & 232 others Abbiendi, G., Ainsley, C., Akesson, P. F., Alexander, G., Allison, J., Amaral, P., Anagnostou, G., Anderson, K. J., Arcelli, S., Asai, S., Axen, D., Azuelos, G., Barberio, E., Barillari, T., Barlow, R. J., Batley, R. J., Bechtle, P., Behnke, T., Bell, K. W., Bell, P. J., Bella, G., Bellerive, A., Benelli, G., Bethke, S., Biebel, O., Boeriu, O., Bock, P., Boutemeur, M., Braibant, S., Brigliadori, L., Brown, R. M., Buesser, K., Burckhart, H. J., Campana, S., Carnegie, R. K., Carter, A. A., Carter, J. R., Chang, C. Y., Charlton, D. G., Ciocca, C., Couchman, J., Csilling, A., Cuffiani, M., Dado, S., De Roeck, A., De Wolf, E. A., Desch, K., Dienes, B., Donkers, M., Dubbert, J., Duchovni, E., Duckeck, G., Duerdoth, I. P., Etzion, E., Fabbri, F., Feld, L., Ferrari, P., Fiedler, F., Fleck, I., Ford, M., Frey, A., Gagnon, P., Gary, J. W., Gaycken, G., Geich-Gimbel, C., Giacomelli, G., Giacomelli, P., Giunta, M., Goldberg, J., Gross, E., Grunhaus, J., Gruwe, M., Gunther, P. O., Gupta, A., Hajdu, C., Hamann, M., Hanson, G. G., Harel, A., Hauschild, M., Hawkes, C. M., Hawkings, R., Hemingway, R. J., Herten, G., Heuer, R. D., Hill, J. C., Hoffman, K., Horvath, D., Igo-Kemenes, P., Ishii, K., Jeremie, H., Jovanovic, P., Junk, T. R., Kanaya, N., Kanzaki, J., Karlen, D., Kawagoe, K., Kawamoto, T., Keeler, R. K., Kellogg, R. G., Kenendy, B. W., Klein, K., Klier, A., Kluth, S., Kobayashi, T., Kobel, M., Komamiya, S., Kramer, T., Krieger, P., von Krogh, K., Kruger, K., Kuhl, T., Kupper, M., Lafferty, G. D., Landsman, H., Lanske, D., Layter, J. G., Lellouch, D., Letts, J., Levinson, L., Lillich, J., Lloyd, S. L., Loebinger, F. K., Lu, J., Ludwig, A., Ludwig, J., Mader, W., Marcellini, S., Martin, A. J., Masetti, G., Mashimo, T., Mattig, P., McKenna, J., McPherson, R. A., Meijers, F., Menges, W., Merritt, F. S., Mes, H., Michelini, A., Mihara, S., Mikenberg, G., Miller, D. J., Moed, S., Mohr, W., Mori, T., Mutter, A., Nagai, K., Nakamura, I., Nanjo, H., Neal, H. A., Nisius, R., O'Neale, S. W., Oh, A., Okpara, A., Oreglia, M. J., Orito, S., Pahl, C., Pasztor, G., Pater, J. R., Pilcher, J. E., Pinfold, J., Plane, D. E., Poli, B., Pooth, O., Przybycien, M., Quadt, A., Rabbertz, K., Rembser, C., Renkel, P., Roney, J. M., Rosati, S., Rozen, Y., Runge, K., Sachs, K., Saeki, T., Sarkisyan, E. K. G., Schaile, A. D., Schaile, O., Scharff-Hansen, P., Schieck, J., Schorner-Sadenius, T., Schroder, M., Schumacher, M., Scott, W. G., Seuster, R., Shears, T. G., Shen, B. C., Sherwood, P., Skuja, A., Smith, A. M., Sobie, R., Soldner-Rembold, S., Spano, F., Stahl, A., Strom, D., Strohmer, R., Tarem, S., Tasevsky, M., Teuscher, R., Thomson, M. A., Torrence, E., Toya, D., Tran, P., Trigger, I., Trocsanyi, Z., Tsur, E., Turner-Watson, M. F., Ueda, I., Ujvari, B., Vollmer, C. F., Vannerem, P., Vertesi, R., Verzocchi, M., Voss, H., Vossebeld, J., Waller, D., Ward, C. P., Ward, D. R., Watkins, P. M., Watson, A. T., Watson, N. K., Wells, P. S., Wengler, T., Wermes, N., Wetterling, D., Wilson, G. W., Wilson, J. A., Wolf, G., Wyatt, T. R., Yamashita, S., Zer-Zion, D., Zivkovic, L. & OPAL Collaboration 15/04/2004 In : Physics Letters B. 585, 3-4, p. 223-236 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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