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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:

Warwick week flavour lectures

Write to

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


Office: PS0.07

Telephone: +44 (0)2476523900