Experimental Particle Physics

One of the giant muon-trigger wheels of the ATLAS detector
One of the giant muon-trigger wheels of the ATLAS detector

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.
    • OPAL
    • COMPASS
  • 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
    • The Belle experiment: tau-flavored right-handed neutrinos
    • The Belle II experiment is operating at SuperKEKB, soon to be world’s highest-luminosity particle collider. Our research focuses on B-meson decays with missing energy, exploiting the tiny beamspot and high spatial resolution

 

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


 

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