Iowa State University
Physics and Astronomy
12 Physics Hall
Ames, Iowa, 50011-3160
phone: (515) 294 - 3853
fax: (515) 294 - 3747
I am a professor of physics at Iowa State University and do my
research in the field of experimental high energy physics (HEP).
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
storage ring at the Stanford
Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). In particular, I am interested in
differences in the properties of B mesons and
their anti-particles B mesons. The two
theorists, who predicted such differences won the
2008 Nobel Prize in Physics.
I am also starting to get involved in
the ATLAS experiment at
CERN. There we study proton-proton
collisions at the highest ever-achieved energy. Chances are good that we
will observe new particles testing theories such as Supersymmetry and
This spring semester (spring 2012) I teach
Physics 221 (Introduction to Classical Physics I).
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