Ph.D. 1990, University of Toronto
My research interests involve experimental tests of the Standard Model of elementary particle physics. My current efforts are directed towards two projects: the D0 experiment at the Fermilab collider, and the ATLAS experiment, which is being designed for operation at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to be constructed at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.
The LHC will provide pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 14 TeV. The physics goals include the search for the elusive Higgs boson, very high statistics top and bottom quark studies, and searches for evidence of physics beyond the Standard Model, such as Supersymmetry, technicolor, or any other signature, as yet imagined or not. The design of the ATLAS detector is an extremely challenging task. At Columbia, we are working on the design of an electronic readout for the calorimeter that would cope with the extremely high collision rates while delivering the high precision required to realize the full physics potential of the LHC.
For a complete listing of publications see SPIRES
"Measurement of High Q**2 Charged Current e+p Deep Inelastic Scattering Cross-Sections at HERA " J. Breitweg et al., Eur.Phys.J. C12 (2000) 411.
"Top quark physics at the LHC", M. Beneke et al., hep-ph/0003033.
"Results from a New Combined Test of an Electromagnetic Liquid Argon Calorimeter with a Hadronic Scintillating-Tile Calorimeter", Z. Ajaltouni et al., Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A449 (2000) 461.
"Analog Memory Readout Electronics for the ATLAS LAr Calorimeter", J. A. Parsons et al., Proc. of the 1st Workshop on Electronics for the LHC, Lisbon (1995) 265.
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"Precision Timing with Liquid Ionization Calorimeters ", with O. Benary et al., Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A332 (1993) 78.
"Design and Implementation of a High Precision Readout for the ZEUS Calorimeter", with A. Caldwell, et al., Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A321 (1992) 356.
"A Study of Orbitally Excited Charmed Mesons", Hadronic Journal Supplement 6(2) (1991) 99.
"Observation of B0-B0bar Mixing", with H. Albrecht, et al., Phys. Lett. 192B (1987) 245.