Elliott Cheu

University Distinguished Professor of Physics

Associate Dean, College of Science

Classification: Primary Faculty

Education: Ph.D., 1991, Cornell University

Fields of Study: High Energy Physics

Research Interests: 

I am working in the Experimental High Energy Physics group where we search for the most fundamental particles in nature. My current research interests involve searches for dark matter and physics beyond the Standard Model. If we were to discover such phenomenon, it would have a profound impact on understanding the origins of matter, as well as improving our knowledge of the Universe. My research takes place primarily at the ATLAS detector, which is one of the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider or LHC.  

Honors and Awards: 

UA Team Award for Excellence - 2017

University Distinguished Professor- 2016

Galileo Circle Dean's Award- 2013

Blitzer Award- 2010

AAFSAA Outstanding Faculty Award- 2010

College of Science Distinguished Advising Award- 2008

College of Science Innovation in Teaching- 2000

Arthur Compton Lecturer- 1993

Selected Publications: 

B. Schwingenheuer et al., “CPT Tests in the Neutral Kaon System,” Physical Review Letters74, 4376- 4379 (1994).

A. Alavi-Harati et al., “Observation of Direct CP Violation in KS,L -> ππ Decays,” Physical Review Letters 83, 22-32 (1999).

E. Abouzaid et al., “Final Results from the KTeV Experiment on the Decay KL -> π0γγ,” Physical Review D 77, 112004 (2008).

G. Aad et al., “Search for supersymmetry in events with three leptons and missing transverse momentum in sqrt(s) =7 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 261804 (2012).

G. Aad et al. “A particle consistent with the Higgs Boson observed with the ATLAS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider” 10.1126/science.1232005 Science 338, 1576 (2012).