# Dr Thomas Blake

## Research Interests

I am an experimental particle physicist and part of the University of Warwick Elementary Particle Physics group . I have been a member of the LHCb collaboration since 2008. My main area of research interest is the study of rare decays of b-hadrons. Rare decays of b-hadrons provide a unique opportunity to test the Standard Model of particle physics, providing sensitivity to as yet unobserved particles with masses at the TeV energy scale.

I currently hold a Royal Society University Research Fellowship.

## Undergraduate teaching

I currently teach a fourth year module on Relativistic Quantum Mechanics. Details of this course can be found on the course pages here.

## Postgraduate opportunities

Details of postgraduate research opportunities on the LHCb experiment can be found under B-physics at this link

## Postgraduate teaching

The University of Warwick offers postgraduate courses for particle physics students through the Midlands Physics Alliance Graduate School. A complete list of the MPAGS modules can be found at this link. My course notes on relativistic quantum mechanics can be found here. The course is assessed by means of 4 problem sets:

- Problem set 1 - Lorentz covariance and the Klein-Gordon equation
- Problem set 2 - Transition amplitudes and particle scattering
- Problem set 3 - The Dirac equation
- Problem set 4 - Spin-half particle scattering

## Warwick week flavour lectures

### Write to

Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

### Contact

**Office:** PS0.07

**Telephone:** +44 (0)2476523900

**E-mail:** T.Blake.1@warwick.ac.uk