Experimental Particle Physics
Faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in the Department conduct experimental research in central areas in the field of particle physics, including:
- Physics beyond the Standard Model
- Searches for new particles at the energy and intensity frontiers
- Rare decays
- Precision measurements
- The structure of the proton and hadronic interactions
- Development of the next generation of particle detectors
These experiments are performed with large international facilities, including:
- At CERN:
- The ATLAS experiment at the LHC is our largest area of experimental research. Current research involves searches for new prompt and long-lived particles in a variety of signatures, multi-parton interactions, Higgs physics, and development and testing of the upgraded endcap muon trigger chambers.
- At SLAC:
- The BABAR experiment. Research focuses on searches for long-lived particles and rare decays of charm and bottom mesons.
- At Fermilab:
- ILC / CLIC:
- Research focuses on the luminosity measurement, construction of the forward calorimeter, production of a polarized positron beam and polarimetery.
- At Jefferson Lab:
- At TRIUMF:
- Symmetry tests in β decay
- At KEK
Furthermore, our faculty members hold or have recently held leadership positions within these organizations, specifically, working-group conveners, physics coordinator, publications committee chair, and spokesperson.
Please see specific information in the personal pages of the faculty.