West Lafayette, Ind.
Old gold and black
COLLABORATING AT FERMILAB SINCE:
WORLDWIDE PARTICLE PHYSICS COLLABORATIONS:
CDF, CMS, LSST, VERITAS (IPP, Toronto), XENON-100 (INFN)
NUMBER OF SCIENTISTS AND STUDENTS INVOLVED:
15 faculty, four senior scientists, 14 postdocs, 16 graduate students
PARTICLE PHYSICS RESEARCH FOCUS:
Most areas of particle physics, including Higgs physics, supersymmetry, heavy-quark physics, string theory, formal field theory, physics beyond the Standard Model, TeV astronomy, compact objects, dark matter, dark energy, and the development of silicon-based detectors for particle physics and particle astrophysics, especially vertex detection, tracking, wavefront reconstruction and guiding.
WHAT SETS PARTICLE PHYSICS AT PURDUE APART?
Outstanding opportunities for student training. The Purdue Particle Physics Microstructure Detector Development Laboratory (P3MD) is one of the finest facilities in the nation for the development and construction of silicon- and gas-based microstructure detectors for particle physics and astroparticle physics. In addition, Purdue's 11 schools of engineering are among the finest in the world and offer a range of training opportunities, including very-large-scale integration design, advanced mechanical engineering and micro- and nano-manufacturing techniques frequently taken by particle physics students. We host a CMS Tier-2 center. Our proximity facilitates collaboration with Fermilab.
A part of the Purdue CMS group during construction of the CMS pixel detector.
Standing, from left: Adam Everett, Norbert Neumeister, Ian Shipsey, Kirk Arndt, Daniela Bortoletto, Durand Graves, Petra Merkel, Laszlo Gutay, Alvin Laasanen, Virgil Barnes and Isaac Childress.
Front row, from left: Gino Bolla, Chang Liu and Jason Ortiz.