Telephone: (630) 840-8628 E-mail: email@example.com Office Location: WH10E
Areas of Focus: Calorimeter, Project planning, Project management
D.Phil: University of Oxford (UK), Physics (1987)
B.A.: University of Oxford (UK), Physics (1984)
I am an experimentalist in elementary particle physics with broad interests in the field. I currently collaborate on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment operating at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. My present focus is the development and construction of a new CMS endcap calorimeter for the HL-LHC. This High Granularity Calorimeter uses 6 million channels of silicon cells totaling almost 600 square meters to image electromagnetic and hadronic showers in unprecedented detail in 4D.
My research over the years include properties of Charm and Beauty quark particles, matter-anti-matter asymmetry, and searches for evidence of physics beyond the standard model of particle physics. This has involved various particle detector technologies and instrumentation, and the use of new computing hardware and techniques. I wrote tools to use the first high power virtual machines at CERN, optimized distributed computing for analyses on the early PC farms, brought in the use of multidisciplinary statistical methods for event reconstruction, and wrote a multithreaded online program to collect events from one of the first online trigger farms. I have a particular interest in STEM education and head the Fermilab Teachers Research Associates (TRAC) Program for outstanding teachers.
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