University of Michigan
High Energy Physics
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To understand the fundamental elements that create and make up our universe as it exists today, through education and research.
|Fred Adams||Professor||Wolfgang Lorenzon||Associate Professor|
|Carl Akerlof||Professor||Timothy McKay||Associate Professor|
|Dan Amidei||Professor||Homer Neal||Professor|
|Myron Campbell||Professor||Jianming Qian||Associate Professor|
|J. Wehrley Chapman||Professor||Keith Riles||Professor|
|Alex Chao||Adjunct Professor||Byron Roe||Professor|
|Ernest Courant||Adjunct Professor||Daniel Sinclair||Professor Emeritus|
|Yaroslav Derbenev||Adjunct Professor||Dennis Sivers||Adjunct Professor|
|August Evrard||Professor||Gregory Tarle||Professor|
|David Gerdes||Associate Professor||Rudolf P. Thun||Professor|
|Lawrence Jones||Professor Emeritus||John C. (Jack) van der Velde||Professor Emeritus|
|Alan Krisch||Professor||Victor Wong||Adjunct Professor|
|Michael Longo||Professor||Bing Zhou||Associate Professor|
|Tiesheng Dai||Sr. Engineering Associate||Shawn McKee||Assistant Research Scientist|
|Edward Diehl||Assistant Research Scientist||Richard Raymond||Assistant Research Scientist|
|Steven Goldfarb||Assistant Research Scientist||Michael Schubnell||Assistant Research Scientist|
|H. Richard Gustafson||Research Scientist||Monica Tecchio||Assistant Research Scientist|
|Daniel Levin||Assistant Research Scientist||Andrew Tomasch||Assistant Research Scientist|
|Ali Lin||Associate Research Scientist Emeritus||Zhengguo Zhao||Associate Research Scientist|
|Vladimir Luppov||Visiting Scholar|
|Andrew Alton||Alexander Borissov||Jun Cao||Claudio Ferretti||Yi Jiang|
|J. Stephen Miller||Hyang-kyu Park||Durga Rajaram||Thomas Wright||Haijun Yang|
|Jon Ameel||Helmut Schick||Curtis Weaverdyck|
|ROTSE - Robotic Optical
Transient Search Experiment
UofM Members: Carl Akerlof, Timothy McKay, Eli Rykoff, Heather Swan, Don Smith
ROTSE is an experimental program to search for astrophysical optical transients on time scales of a fraction of a second to a few hours. This is an area of astronomical science that has been relatively unexplored until now.
UofM Members: Myron Campbell, J. Wehrley Chapman, Edward Diehl, Steven Goldfarb, Daniel Levin, Wolfgang Lorenzon, Shawn McKee, Homer Neal, Helmut Schick, Gregory Tarle, Jianming Qian, Curtis Weaverdyck, John Yanchula, Zhengguo Zhao, Bing Zhou
ATLAS will study proton-proton interactions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN).
|CDF - Collider
UM Members: Dan Amidei, Ken Bloom, Myron Campbell, J. Wehrley Chapman, Claudio Ferretti, David Gerdes, J. Stephen Miller, Monica Tecchio, Thomas Wright
This group are studying the physics of collisions between protons and anti-protons at high energy, 1800 GeV.
UofM Members: Andrew Alton, Yi Jiang, Homer Neal, Jianming Qian, Bing Zhou
The group is pursuing high pT physics at the Tevatron Collider at Fermilab.
|LIGO - The Laser Interferometer
UofM Members: H. Richard Gustafson, Keith Riles
A pioneering effort to design and construct a novel scientific facility - a gravitational-wave observatory - that will open a new observational window on the universe.
UofM Members: Keith Riles, Byron Roe, Haijun Yang
L3 has built a huge detector which detects particles produced in the collision of electrons and positrons circulating in the LEP ring.
|SDSS - Sloan Digital Sky Survey
UofM Members: Timothy McKay
The SDSS is now obtaining a five color digital image of one quarter of the entire night sky. This will include images of more than 100 million galaxies, and comparable numbers of stars. In addition, the SDSS will measure detailed spectra for a million galaxies and 100,000 quasars. This combination will provide by far the most detailed portrait of the Universe today.
The Michigan SDSS group uses these data to study the relationship between luminous and dark matter in the Universe. By detecting the subtle distortions of distant galaxies caused by gravitational lensing, we determine the total amount of dark matter present in galaxies, groups, and clusters. By relating the masses we measure to the luminous properties of these objects, such as their total luminosities, we derive scaling relations which provide important insights into the formation of structure in the Universe.
- Main Injector Particle Production
UofM Members: Michael Longo, H. Richard Gustafson, HyangKyu Park, Durga Rajaram
|SNAP - SuperNova Acceleration Probe
UofM Members: Gregory Tarle, Tim McKay, Shawn McKee, Michael Schubnell, Andrew Tomasch
UofM Members: Alex Chao, Ernest Courant, Yaroslav Derbenev, Alan Krisch, Ali Lin, Wolfgang Lorenzon, Vladimir Luppov, Richard Raymond, Dennis Sivers, Victor Wong
Development of Polarized proton targets and jets at Michigan's Spin Physics Center. SPIN@COSY - Spin flipping polarized deuterons and protons at COSY Accelerator at Forschungszentrum in Juelich, Germany; SPIN@J-PARC - Analyzing power An in 50 GeV very-high P^2 p-p elastic scattering.
|MINI-BOONE - Booster Neutrino
Oscillation Experiment at Fermilab
UofM Members: Byron Roe and Jun Cao
This will make a definitive check of the LSND putative numu-nue oscillation signal, and, if real, make a precision measurement of the oscillation parameters.
CP Violations in Hyperon Decays
UofM Members: Michael Longo, H. Richard Gustafson and Hyang-kyu Park
- Charge Kaons at the Main Injector
UofM Members: Myron Campbell, Michael Longo
At the University of Michigan
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