University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Facultyresearch

Priscilla Cushman

Priscilla Cushman
Priscilla Cushman
Wendy Tschampl
                                                       

Exploration into the building blocks of matter through complementary approaches: (1) the most sensitive search for a direct signal from the dark matter halo surrounding our galaxy (the CDMS experiment in the Soudan Underground Laboratory in northern Minnesota), (2) the highest energy accelerator (The CMS experiment at the future Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland), and (3) the most precise measurement of the magnetic moment of the muon (g-2 at Brookhaven Lab in New York).

Development of novel detectors for particle physics takes place in our on-site photodetector test facility and a new Low Background Counting Facility has been established at the Soudan Mine.