Postal address: Dept. of Physics, Duke University,
Box 90305, Durham NC 27708, USA
Office phone: (919)660-2564
Office location: Rm 283, Physics Building
My research is in the area of High-Energy Particle Physics, where my primary focus is on the analysis
of data collected by the ATLAS detector at the
Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
With the Higgs boson now discovered
by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations (in July 2012) my main interest is now directed toward discovering
what model of the Universe exists beyond our Standard Model .
There are many reasons to believe in a theory beyond the Standard Model. Perhaps the most easily apparent is the
existence of Dark Matter, which the Standard Model
has no particle candidate for. To this end my collaborators and I are developing a global search for new physics
beyond the Standard Model (in the belief that we likely haven't thought of what might exist!). You can read more
about this here . I am also coordinating an effort at Duke
to collaborate in the building of the next generation of ATLAS silicon tracking detectors for the so-called phase II ATLAS upgrade
scheduled for around 2025.
In the past I have led the Higgs and top-quark physics groups at CDF, Fermilab, and am currently the
US ATLAS Outreach and
Education Coordinator, and the US Transition Radiation Tracker Manager. In 2012 I was inducted into the Bass Society of Fellows at Duke University for "excellence in teaching and research".