Dr Darren Price is a Senior Research Fellow in Experimental Particle Physics at the University of Manchester. Dr Price read Mathematics at Cambridge, followed by an MSc and PhD in Experimental Particle Physics at the Universities of Manchester and Lancaster. Following his PhD he moved to Indiana University in the USA as a postdoctoral researcher with secondment to the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Chicago and to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva.

Following research in the USA and Switzerland, Dr Price joined the University of Manchester first as an EU-funded Marie Curie Research Fellow and currently as an STFC Ernest Rutherford Research Fellow. He also serves as Director of the STFC 4IR Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Intensive Science whose remit spans Particle Physics, Astrophysics, Computer Science and Nuclear Physics at the Universities of Manchester, Sheffield and Lancaster.

His research interests include study of anomalies in rare electroweak interactions in high-energy particle collisions, new approaches to the search for dark matter, and tackling the challenges of data filtering, classification, simulation and modelling associated with exploration of the high rate and large volume datasets produced at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and other particle research facilities.

Research interests

Darren Price's Turing research explores how we can best make use of the large datasets recorded by large scientific experiments like the Large Hadron Collider in the search for the unknown (such as exploring the mystery of dark matter) through the development of new semi-supervised and unsupervised machine learning tools to maximise the value of research outputs, enhance reinterpretation, reusability and reproducibility of data, and enable the automation of aspects of scientific discovery across multiple domains.