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BaBar CLEO H1

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ATLAS (2007 - now)

I am just starting to get involved in the ATLAS experiment at CERN. At ATLAS we study proton-proton collisions at the highest ever-achieved energy. Chances are good that we will observe new particles such as the Standard Model Higgs boson or even more exotic particles testing theories beyond the Standard Model, for example, Supersymmetry and Extra Dimensions. In addition, we will be able to learn a lot more about the already known heavy particles such as the top quark and the W and Z bosons.

 

BaBar (1999 - now)

I study the decays of heavy, short-lived particles, called B mesons, with the BaBar experiment. These B mesons are produced in energetic electron-positron collisions at the Upsilon (4S) resonance (10.6 GeV CMS energy) by the PEP-II storage ring at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). I am particularly interested in the study of the CP asymmetries. Due to the different energies of the electrons (9 GeV) and the positrons (3 GeV) the Upsilon(4S) is boosted in the laboratory frame. This allows the study of time-dependent CP violation.

 

CLEO (1996 - 1999)

As a postdoc with University of California at San Diego, I studied rare radiative decays of B mesons and measured D meson lifetimes with the CLEO experiment. These mesons were produced in electron-positron collisions provided by the CESR storage ring at the Cornell University at a CMS energy of 10.6 GeV.

 

H1 (1991 - 1996)

The H1 experiment takes data at the electron-proton collider HERA at DESY in Hamburg. I received my Ph.D. degree from Hamburg University in 1996 for my work on the Development of the Control and Readout Module for the Silicon Strip Detectors of the H1 Detector. I received my physics diploma from Hamburg University in 1992 for the Z-Calibration and dE/dx Calibration of the Central Tracking Chamber of the H1 detector.