Positions currently held: DOE Level 2 manager of the US- CMS electromagnetic calorimeter. Principle Investigator for the Minnesota High Energy Physics Grant. DOE level 3 manager for the NOvA photodetector, member of the CMS ECAL steering committee, the CMS ECAL MoA committee, CMS ECAL Finance committee, US CMS Technical Advisory Board, US-CMS program management group. Co-chair of the “High Energy and Nuclear Physics Instrumentation" topic at the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Hawaii (2007). Lehman review of Fermilab Minerva project (2007), Lehman Review of D0 upgrade (1996 – 1999), Lehman review of CDF and DO upgrade (1999). Conference Organizer for the Conference on Scintillating Fiber Detectors, Notre Dame (1997). Member of the Fermilab Users Executive Committee (2000 – 2002). Member of the Fermilab long-range planning committee
Currently I am involved in two experiments to study this fundamental physics. The first is at the large hadron collider (LHC) at CERN in Switzerland. The LHC will start operating inthe cming year with colliding beams of 7 TeV each and we expect to see in proton-proton collisions the production of the Higgs particle. The experiment there is called CMS and my group has been deeply involved with the construction of a crystal calorimeter for this detector. The calorimeter measures with high precison the nergies of photons and electrons produced in the collisions. Our group is now focussing on studying the physics at these very high energies using processes that invoolve these two particles. The second experiment is NOvA which is a neutrino experiment to measure the mixing between electron and muon neutrinos.
Additionally, I have an interest in developing semiconductor based photodetectors for applications in this experimental field.
K. Kodema et al., A First measurement of the interaction cross-section of the tau neutrino., Fermilab (2007)
M/ Andreotti et al., Precision measurements of the total and partial widths of the ψ(2S) charmonium meson with a new complementary-scan technique in anti-p p annihilations., Phys. Lett. (2007)
P. Adzic et al., Energy resolution of the barrel of the CMS electromagnetic calorimeter., KINST (2007)
G.L. Bayatian et al., CMS Technical Design Report, volume II, Physics Performance., J. Phys. (2007)
P. Adzic et al., Results of the first performance tests of the CMS electromagnetic calorimeter., Eur.Phys.(2006)