University of Texas at Arlington
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COLLABORATING AT FERMILAB SINCE:
WORLDWIDE PARTICLE PHYSICS COLLABORATIONS:
ATLAS (CERN), CALICE (ILC), DZero, RD51 (CERN), SiD (ILC)
NUMBER OF SCIENTISTS AND STUDENTS INVOLVED:
11 faculty, three senior researchers, three postdocs and five graduate students
PARTICLE PHYSICS RESEARCH FOCUS:
The UTA high-energy physics group has been at the forefront of Higgs and supersymmetric particle searches and QCD measurements. We have built calorimeters for DZero and ATLAS. Our leadership in grid computing includes establishing a successful exchange program with Fermilab and hosting the ATLAS Southwest Tier 2 computing center. PanDA, the ATLAS distributed computing application software we developed, is being adopted by many experiments within and outside the field. Finally, we have leadership roles in new detector development initiatives: digital hadron calorimetry using gas electron multipliers for future lepton colliders and a picosecond timing detector for the ATLAS forward proton detector upgrade.
WHAT SETS PARTICLE PHYSICS AT UTA APART?
We are the world leader in proton detectors and gap calorimeters, in distributed computing software and facilities and in calorimeter technology for future lepton colliders. We have active ongoing Higgs and SUSY analyses. We enjoy strong support for HEP research at our university.
University of Texas at Arlington high-energy physics group at home:
Front row, from left: Seongtae Park, Armen Vartapetian, Haleh Hadavand, Jae Yu, Ian Howley, James Bourbeau
Back row: Mark Sosebee, Chris Jackson, Andrew Brandt, Alden Stradling, Kaushik De, Andy White, Barry Spurlock
University of Texas at Arlington high-energy physics group at CERN:
From left: Paul Nilsson, Smita Damora, Giulio Usai, Heeyeun Kim, Justin Griffiths, Edward Sarkisyan-Grinbaum
Not pictured: Amir Farbin, Last Feremenga, Louise Heelan, Jacob Smith and Nurcan Ozturk