|Awards:||Regent's Award for Superior Teaching|
|Education:||B.A. 1989 University of Minnesota, Morris|
|Ph.D. 1994 Purdue University|
|Office:||335 Nielsen Hall|
|Phone:||405-325-3961, ext. 36335|
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My research in experimental particle physics has recently been in heavy flavor physics, which includes both the bottom and the top quark. I am a member of the DØ collaboration at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, which is located near Chicago Illinois. At DØ, I have studied properties of the B meson, and in particular Bs mixing, which involves a Bs meson oscillating into its anti-matter partner. I have also been active in studying various particles including the χ(3872), and the Ξb– and Ωb baryons. Most recently I have been studying CP violation by studying the decays Bs → J/ψf0(980) and Bs → J/ψf2´(1525).
I am also a member of the ATLAS collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) located near Geneva, Switzerland. The ATLAS detector has been collecting data since 2010 and has accumulated a large data set at the world's highest center of mass energy. The LHC is one of the best places to search for new physics beyond the Standard Model, so I have primarily been involved in studying Super Symmetry to search for super-symmetric partners to the currently known forms of matter. With the discovery of the Higgs Boson, the LHC has hopefully just started on its path of many more discoveries.
- "Measurement of the Relative Branching Ratio of Bs → J/ψ f0(980) to Bs → J/ψ φ," Phys. Rev. D 85, 011103 (2012).
- "Observation of the Doubly Strange b Baryon Ωb–," Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 232002 (2008)
- "Direct Observation of the Strange b Baryon Ξb–," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 052001 (2007)
- "Direct Limits on the Bs0 Oscillation Frequency," Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 021802 (2006)