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ABOUT OUR RESEARCH

Experimental research in particle physics at UT Austin is done by members of the Center for Particles and Fields. The program includes cutting-edge experiments in four areas: proton-proton collisions at the highest available energy at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC), relativistic heavy-ion collisions at the CERN LHC, neutrino experiments at Fermilab and in an underground laboratory in France, and ultra-precise measurement of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon. These experiments explore the fundamental properties of quarks and leptons and of the interactions between them.

 

FACULTY

Current Core Physics Faculty

  • Timothy R. Andeen, Jr., Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2008.

    Associate Professor of Physics.

    Experimental searches for new particles and interactions and investigation of electroweak symmetry breaking high-speed electronics development for new, large-scale particle detectors.

  • Karol Lang, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1985.

    Jane and Roland Blumberg Professor of Physics.

    Experimental particle physics, rare kaon decays, neutrino interactions and oscillations, searches for neutrinoless double-beta decay, axions, processes beyond the Standard Model; development of particle detectors and analysis techniques of complex data sets; medical nuclear imaging.

     

  • Christina Markert, Ph.D., Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, 2001.

    Professor of Physics | Physics Library Liaison.

    Nuclear physics; relativistic heavy-ion physics; the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) phase.

  • Peter Onyisi, Ph.D., Cornell University, 2008.

    Associate Professor of Physics.

    Experimental investigation of electroweak symmetry breaking and searches for new particles and interactions; computing with large datasets of structured data.

  • Jack L. Ritchie, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1983.

    Professor of Physics | Director, Center for Particles and Fields (CPF).

    High-energy/nuclear physics.

 

Professors in Other Departments

Emeritus and Retired Physics Faculty

  • Arno Böhm, Ph.D., Universität Marburg, 1966.

    Professor Emeritus of Physics

    Particle phenomena in terms of algebraic and group-theoretical methods.

  • Charles Chiu, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1965.

    Professor Emeritus of Physics

    Theoretical particle physics, particularly in quantum chromodynamics; confinement problems; subquark and sublepton models; theories in Hadron collisions.

  • Duane A. Dicus, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1968.

    Professor Emeritus of Physics

    Field theory of strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions; astrophysical implications of the weak force.

  • Austin M. Gleeson, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1965.

    Professor of Physics (Retired)

    Field theory of strong interactions and the physics of superdense matter.

  • Roy F. Schwitters, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971.

    Sid W. Richardson Foundation Regents Chair Emeritus in Physics #4

    Experimental high-energy physics detector development and B-physics studies.

 

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS (last two years)

 

RELEVANT RESEARCH CENTER(S) AT UT AUSTIN

 

MAJOR COLLABORATIONS (if applicable)