My research is primarily focused on heavy flavor. I am developing the calorimeter calibration procedures for the Belle II
experiment, and planning for the physics program. This project will
provide excellent opportunities for students to work on the construction, commission, and initial physics analysis of a cutting edge particle physics detector.
Belle II is an e+e- collider experiment that will operate at the
same energy as the extremely successful BaBar experiment,
but will have 100x the luminosity. By studying numerous B, D
and tau decays, it will have sensitivity to new physics at mass
scales beyond the direct reach of the LHC. I am particularly
interested in direct searches for new particles, such as dark photons or light Higgs, that are not part of the Standard Model of particle physics.
Here are the students I have worked with
recently. I am looking for a new graduate student, and
occasionally supervise undergraduate theses; a few possible projects
are listed below. Please contact
me for additional information.
Search for magnetic monopoles
Development of triggers for low-multiplicity physics
Single crystal calibration of a CsI(Tl) calorimeter using muon pairs
Kinematic fitting of radiative muon pairs
Calorimeter calibration using e+e- --> gamma gamma