to the home page of Dr. Christopher Booth.

This page contains links to my research, teaching and outreach activities in the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Sheffield. It also contains a brief biography and a little information on other interests and activities in my private life.

Research Activities

I am a member of the High Energy Particle Physics group of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. A general overview of our activities are available on our group research page. My main areas of research are in the field of neutrino physics, and the preparation for a Neutrino Factory. I have also been an active member of previous experiments at CERN, including ALEPH and HARP.

Previous Research



As Third Year Tutor, I am responsible for the organisation of teaching for this important year of undergraduate Physics degrees, as well as teaching two core third year courses myself. My lecture courses have associated material available online, as indicated in the links below. Other third year material, particularly for the student projects and problem solving module, for which I am responsible, are also available.

First Year Eletricity PHY102
Third Year Particle Physics PHY304
Third Year Problem Solving and Advanced Skills PHY340/PHY350
Third Year Physics Project (Autumn semester) PHY341
Third Year Physics Project (Spring semester) PHY342
Postgraduate Particle Detectors and Techniques  

I also provide tutorials in Second Year Physics, and act as an Undergraduate Advisor (Personal Tutor).


I regularly give talks on particle physics to sixth form groups in local schools, both as part of Science Week and at other times. Titles of my talks include:

Some Recent Publications

  1. C.N. Booth et al. "The design, construction and performance of the MICE target", J.Inst. 8 (2013) P03006
  2. G.P. Skoro et al. "Dynamic Young's moduli of tungsten and tantalum at high termperature and stress", J.Nucl.Mat. 409(2011) 40-46
    Science Direct link
  3. D. Adams et al. "Characterisation of the muon beams for the Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment", Eur.Phys.J C73 (2013) 2582
  4. A. Ahmad, C. Booth et al. "Generic study on the design and operation of high power targets", Phys.Rev.ST Accel.Beams 17(2) (2014) 024701
    APS Physics link
  5. D. Adey et al. "Light sterile neutrino sensitivity at the nuSTORM facility", Phys.Rev. D89 (2014) 071301
  6. C.N. Booth et al. "The design and performance of an improved target for MICE", J.Inst 11 (2016) P05006


A very brief biography of my professional life is available.

Private Life

Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my family. We all appreciate the out-doors, walking, camping and I am a keen bird-watcher.

I am also an active member of my local church, All Saints' Totley, and, amongst other duties, am responsible for maintaining its web pages.