Christopher Hearty, Professor/IPP Principal Research Scientist

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B.Sc. Simon Fraser University (82)
Ph.D. University of Washington (87)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (87-94)
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604 822 9163

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Experimental Particle Physics Research

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. 

Thesis Topics

Selected Publications