Particle Physics Faculty

Gustaaf Brooijmans (Ph.D. Univ. de Louvain 1998) is an experimental high-energy particle physicist primarily interested in beyond the standard model physics. Currently his research is focused on direct searches at hadron colliders: He is actively involved in the D0 experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron and the ATLAS experiment at CERN's LHC, and has held leadership positions in both experiments. He is also interested in hardware development.He led the development and implementation of D0's state-of-the-art data acquisition system and is now pursuing R&D for the sLHC.In the past he has searched for neutrino oscillations and studied the proton structure.

Emlyn Hughes (B.S. Stanford 1982, Ph.D. Columbia 1987) is an experimental high-energy physicist.He was spokesperson of several fixed target experiments performed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center; results from these experiments provided precision tests of QCD and the electroweak theory.Currently, he is working on the ATLAS experiment at CERN, as a member of the ATLAS Pixel Collaboration, and is involved in searches for new particles and new interactions.

Brian Humensky (B.S. Carnegie Mellon 1996; Ph.D. Princeton, 2003) works in experimental particle physics. His research focuses on understanding the origins and acceleration mechanisms of cosmic rays and indirect searches for dark matter. He is currently focused on the VERITAS and CTA projects, which are ground-based gamma-ray observatories for gamma rays with energies above 100 GeV.

John Parsons (Ph.D. Toronto 1990) is an experimental high energy particle physicist specializing in experiments at the high energy frontier. Currently, he is involved in the D0 experiment operating at the Tevatron accelerator at Fermi National Laboratory, and in electronics development and other efforts in preparation for the ATLAS experiment being built for operation at the future Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva.

Michael Shaevitz (B.S. Ohio State 1969; Ph.D. Ohio State 1975) is a high energy experimental particle physicist specializing in the study of neutrinos and neutrino oscillation physics. He was a prime member in building the Lab E neutrino detector at Fermilab. Since the inception of the Fermilab Tevatron accelerator in 1985, the experiments using this detector have yielded key studies of neutrino properties and nucleon structure. For the most recent experiment, NuTeV, he has been the Co-Spokesperson of the collaboration, and has led efforts in electroweak and new phenomena measurements. For the near future, he is collaborating on the MiniBooNE neutrino oscillation experiment which will take data at Fermilab during 2002 and 2003.

Michael Tuts (B.S. MIT 1974, PhD SUNY Stony Brook 1979) is an experimental high energy physicist who was the spokesman for the CUSB experiment at the Cornell electron-positron collider, was the Director of Nevis Labs, is presently working on the D0 experiment at the Fermilab proton-antiproton collider, and the Atlas experiment at CERN, Switzerland, which is currently being commissioned in anticipation of data taking in late 2007. His research includes the discovery of the higher Upsilon states and the discovery of the top quark along with other contributions in precision electroweak measurements. He has built the front-end calorimeter electronics for the D0 experiment and was the Co-Project Manager for a major upgrade of the D0 experiment running, now he is the Research Program Manager for the US Atlas. Among the long term goals is the search for the Higgs and searches for supersymmetric particles.