University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Athletic teams are Cornhuskers, or usually just Huskers. Herbie Husker and Lil' Red are the on-field mascots
Officially scarlet and cream, but functionally red and red
PARTICLE PHYSICS COLLABORATIONS:
DZero, CMS, Pierre Auger Observatory, RICE/NARC and CROP (a nationally-recognized education and outreach project)
EXPERIMENTS AT FERMILAB:
DZero, CMS and Pierre Auger
SCIENTISTS AND STUDENTS AT FERMILAB:
COLLABORATING AT FERMILAB SINCE:
On DZero we are responsible for many aspects of luminosity monitoring, both hardware and software; and have done data analyses on QCD, new phenomena and Higgs searches. On CMS, we host a Tier-2 computing center and helped build the forward pixel detector. We are the lead institution for education and outreach activities on Pierre Auger Observatory.
PARTICLE PHYSICS RESEARCH FOCUS:
We have a broad set of interests in both Standard-Model physics (electroweak, top, QCD) and searches for new phenomena (Higgs and SUSY), with a dash of cosmic-ray astrophysics, too. We are excited about the opportunities to discover new physics at the LHC.
WHAT SETS PARTICLE PHYSICS AT YOUR UNIVERSITY APART?
Our particle physics research group is one of the fastest growing in the country, having increased in size from two faculty members to five in the past five years. This has allowed us to position ourselves to play a leadership role in the LHC physics program.
National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy EPSCoR Program
FAVORITE NATIONAL LABORATORY:
Muppet Labs? No, Fermilab!
Clockwise from upper left: Jose Lazo-Flores and Tony Kelly, PSI; Maria Becker, Jason Keller, Ilya Kravchenko, Emily Petermann, Dan Claes, Ken Bloom, Aaron Dominguez and Greg Snow; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Kayle DeVaughan, Ioannis Katsanos, Dale Johnston and Mike Eads, Fermilab and DZero; Helena Malbouisson, CERN. Not pictured: Suvadeep Bose, Cameron Bravo, Jamila Butt, Maxwell Gregroire, Sudhir Malik, Dane Oleson, Rob Snihur and Andre Schorlemmer.