DR Martin Sevior

DR Martin Sevior


  • Experimental Particle Physics (High Energy Physics, Quarks, Anti Matter, Belle II, CP-violation, Data Science, Machine Learning)



  • Martin Sevior is Associate Professor in the School of Physics at the University of Melbourne.  His research is in the field of Experimental Particle Physics. Martin performs experiments with the world's highest intensity particle accelerator (Belle II at the SuperKEKB) in Japan. The Belle II experiment investigates the cause of the Universal Matter-Antimatter asymmetry. This experiment probes conditions that last existed less than 1 billionth of a second after the Big Bang.
    Martin investigates matter-antimatter asymmetries in the interactions of sub-atomic particles and leads the analysis group in the Belle experiment where many such measurements are made. His goal is to discover fundamental new physics not encompassed by the Standard Model of particle physics. His particularly interested in the development advanced data analysis algorithms, (Deep Learning), to make the best measurements possible with the Belle and Belle II data sets.   


Member of

  • Australian Institute of Physics. Fellow 2003 - 2025


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

    • Measurement of matter-antimatter asymmetries and the search for new physics, ARC DP180102629 Sevior, (PI Kuhr, PI Hara) 2018,2019,2020 (160K, 78.48K, 79.568K)
    • Australian Participation in the Belle II Experiment, ARC LE150100076 Varvell, Yabsley, Urquijo, Sevior, Taylor, Barberio, Jackson 2015 (150K)
    • Search for New Physics via Matter-Anti-Matter asymmetries at Belle II, ARC DP150100609 Sevior, (PI Kuhr, PI Hara) 2015,2016,2017 (124K, 107.4K, 126K)
    • High throughput computing for globally connected Science. NeCTAR RT07 Sevior, Taylor, Gherghetta, Thomas, Varvell, Yabsley, Volkas, Balazs, Bell, Barberio, Williams, Young, Limosani - NeCTAR- eResearch Tools 2012, 2013 (378K, 378K)
    • Precision Flavour Physics with the Belle and Belle II experiments. Sevior, University of Melbourne ARC/NHMRC research grant support scheme 2012 (22K)
    • ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Tera-Scale. ARC CoE CE1100010004 Taylor, Gherghetta, Thomas, Varvell, Yabsley, Volkas, Balazs, Bell, Barberio, Sevior, Williams, Young, Limosani (2011 - 2017) (3600K,3600K,3600K,3600K,3600K,3600K,3600K)
    • CP Symmetry Violation in Strange B Meson decays at the Belle Experiment, ARC DP0879737 Moloney, Sevior 2008-2010 (110K, 110K, 110K)
    • Frontier Experiments in High Energy Physics. ARC DP0770828 Taylor, Barberio, Sevior, Tovey, Varvell, Peak 2007-2010 (450K,450K,400K,300K)
    • Support for the Australian Experimental High Energy Physics Program ARC LIEF LE0775488 Taylor, Barberio, Sevior, Tovey, Varvell, Peak, Rozenfeld (2007-2011) (270K, 270K, 270K, 270K, 270K)
    • The development of Data Grids for High Energy Physics, ARC DP0452632 Sevior, Buyya 2004-2006 (150K,180K,185K)
    •  Australian Data Grid for Experimental and Theoretical High Energy Physics APAC APPN002.2004 Moloney, Winton, Sevior, Varvell, Coddington, Wendelborn, Williams, Bannon, Smilie (APAC Physical Scie


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1985
  • BSc (Hons), University of Melbourne 1980

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics, 2006



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am interested in supervising M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in the field of Experimental Particle Physics. I'm particularly interested in search for Physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. To this end, I employ the Belle and Belle II experiments which amongst other things, investigate the Phenomena of CP violation in the decays of B0-mesons. This is essentially the asymmetry between matter and anti-matter and is particularly sensitive to the effects of New Physics. I'm very interested in developing advanced machine learning algorithms (Deep Learning) to improve the precision of our measurements. I'm particularly interested in students who have a passion for technical computing and who have been been involved with Linux and Free Software in general.