University of Mississippi
Red and Blue
PARTICLE PHYSICS COLLABORATIONS:
Currently DZero, CMS, BaBar, MICE and the proposed MuCool, neutrino factory and muon collider.
EXPERIMENTS AT FERMILAB:
DZero, CMS, MuCool, E791, past E769 and E691
SCIENTISTS AND STUDENTS AT FERMILAB:
Four faculty, one scientist, four postdocs and two students
COLLABORATING AT FERMILAB SINCE:
Cherenkov and Muon PID counters for charm and semileptonic studies (Fermilab Tagged Photon Lab and MICE). First UNIX computing farms and first acquisition system (E791) to write 10 megabytes per second to tape. Leadership roles in Silicon Microstrip Tracker construction, commissioning, software, operation, and W mass measurement (DZero). HCAL calorimeter contributions and GFLASH simulations, pixel cooling and controls (CMS). Upgrade path to accelerate leptons to 750 GeV in the Tevatron tunnel for use in the proposed MuCool, neutrino factory and muon collider experiments. The UEC Government Relations chair from Ole Miss organized more than 500 meetings with Congress and executive branch spanning the start of DOE Office of Science and NSF budget doubling.
PARTICLE PHYSICS RESEARCH FOCUS:
Electroweak and heavy flavor studies
WHAT SETS PARTICLE PHYSICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI APART?
Pioneering efforts in UNIX computing in high-energy physics, high-speed data acquisition and large data set reconstruction and Monte Carlo generation with offsite university farms.
Department of Energy and National Science Foundation.
FAVORITE NATIONAL LABORATORY:
Back row, from left: Don Summers, David Sanders, Rob Kroeger and Breese Quinn. Front row, from left: Lucien Cremaldi, Sudeep Bhatia and Peter Sonnek.
From left: Terry Hart, MICE and APC; Lalith Perera, CMS; and Alex Melnitchouk, DZero. Not pictured: Rahmat Rahmet, CMS