Southern Methodist University
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COLLABORATING AT FERMILAB SINCE:
WORLDWIDE PARTICLE PHYSICS COLLABORATIONS:
ATLAS (CERN), CTEQ, DZero, LBNE, NOvA, SuperCDMS
NUMBER OF SCIENTISTS AND STUDENTS INVOLVED:
Seven faculty, four research scientists, five postdocs, 10 students
PARTICLE PHYSICS RESEARCH FOCUS:
We have a proton collider group currently working on top quark physics, Higgs boson studies and exotic physics on the ATLAS and DZero experiments. We contribute significantly to electronics readout and software for the ATLAS calorimeter and trigger systems, respectively. Our experimental group is also active in building the NOvA and SuperCDMS detectors for neutrino and dark matter physics. Theorists are very involved in studies of strong interactions and searches for new physics, including perturbative computations and factorization methods in quantum chromodynamics.
WHAT SETS PARTICLE PHYSICS AT SMU APART?
The SMU group was initiated to support the Superconducting Super Collider and has been active in LHC physics since the mid-1990s. We lead the world in fast opto-electronics development for detector readout and have strong efforts in top quark and Higgs physics. We have strong support from our university, including a new high-performance computer cluster.
Members of the Southern Methodist University high-energy physics group: Huanzhao Liu, Amitabha Das