Welcome to the CSSM
The Special Research Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter
at The University of Adelaide, South Australia carries out research
activities at the forefront of the fields of theoretical nuclear and
particle physics with a special emphasis on the strong interactions and
their importance in determining the nature of matter.
The strong interactions are described by the quantum field theory,
Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) which governs the interactions between
quarks and gluons at the heart of matter.
At the centre, we are working to further illucidate the behaviour
of the microscopic world through numerical simulations of fundamental
quantum theories (such as QCD), through effective field theory
calculations and by building models (such as the Quark-meson coupling
Professor Anthony Thomas - 2014 South Australian Scientist of the
Australian Laureate Fellow and Elder Professor of Physics, The
University of Adelaide and CoEPP Associate Director
Through its Science Excellence Awards the State Government recognises
the efforts and achievements of South Australian scientists. The
principal category is South Australian Scientist of the Year which
honours an individual who demonstrates outstanding excellence in science
and has made significant national or international contributions to
their field of research.
Professor Thomas aims to unravel the rich and complex structure of
subatomic matter, using experiment, theory, advanced computations and
simulation that impact on fundamental questions about our universe,
financial markets, atmospheric and climate studies. Using his extensive
international collaborative networks, Professor Thomas has created a
globally visible program that is at the forefront of subatomic physics.
A LabTalk feature on a recent paper we have published is now available on the J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. website:
Modification of hadron structure in the nuclear medium?
The Australian Research Council have
a new Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Tera-Scale as a national effort in support of the physics program at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). See the webpage of the Adelaide Node here.
Conferences and Workshops
The 30th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory
Lattice 2012, the 30th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory will be held in Cairns, Australia from Sunday the 24th of Juneto Friday the 29th June 2012. It will be held at the Cairns Convention Centre, providing world-class facilities in abeautiful location.
The 4th International Workshop on Lattice Hadron Physics
LHP IV, the 4th International Workshop on Lattice Hadron Physics, will be held in Adelaide, Australia from the Monday July 2th to Wednesday July 4th 2012.
The Seventh International Workshop on Lattice QCD and Numerical Analysis
QCDNA VII, the Seventh International Workshop on Lattice QCD and Numerical Analysis, is the seventh in the series of workshops covering numerical analysis and lattice gauge theory. The workshop will be held in Adelaide, Australia from the Wednesday July 4th to Friday July 6th 2012.
Announcing new employment opportunities within The University of Adelaide node of the new ARC Centre of Excellence in Particle Physics at the Tera-Scale (CoEPP):
Senior Research Associate (Job Reference Number: 16336)
Two Research Associates (Job Reference Number: 16350)
Details for the recent 60-Fest Workshop:
Achievements and New Directions in Subatomic Physics:
Workshop in Honour of Tony Thomas' 60th Birthday in Adelaide.
Check out the Photos from the 60-Fest Workshop.
Check out the site for the 2008 T(R)OPICAL workshop:
T(R)OPICAL QCD 2008
in Port Douglas, Queensland.
Check out the Photos
from our Workshop on QCD and the Strong
Download the 2005 annual report (7289 KB pdf).