My current research interests involve searches for Supersymmetry and physics beyond the Standard Model. If we were to discover such decays, it would have a profound impact on understanding the origins of mass as well as problems such as Dark Matter. My research takes place primarily at the ATLAS detector, which is one of the experiments at the LHC (Large Hadron Collider).
I am also interested in the connection between cosmology and particle physics. I am participating in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (under construction at the University of Arizona) to better understand the underlying mechanisms of dark energy. Our efforts include construction of the LSST camera and studies best measure dark energy with the LSST instrument.
Honors and Awards:
Blitzer Award – 2010, AAFSAA Outstanding Faculty Award – 2010
College of Science Innovation in Teaching – 2000
Arthur Compton Lecturer - 1993
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