Richard Hawkings did his PhD in Oxford, UK, and has worked as a CERN fellow and DESY fellow before becoming a staff research physicist at CERN. He has been a member of the OPAL collaboration at LEP and the ATLAS collaboration at LHC, where his work focuses on precision Standard Model physics, particularly involving top quarks. He has held various coordination roles on ATLAS including physics coordinator and top working group convener. He now co-leads the ATLAS luminosity measurement group.
Twenty-five years on from the discovery of the top quark, ATLAS physicist Richard Hawkings discusses the history of the particle's discovery, its place in the Standard Model and what it has still yet to tell us.