Theoretical physicists Dr. Kaladi Babu, Dr. Dorival Gonçalves, Dr. Ahmed Ismail, and Dr. Satya Nandi are focused on testing the Standard Model of particle physics, as well as suggesting and testing theories that go beyond the Standard Model. Their work spans a broad range of topics including Higgs physics, Dark Matter, Quantum Chromodynamics, Neutrino physics, and Unification of Forces. The group focuses on phenomenological explorations at the Energy Frontier, especially with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and at the Intensity Frontier, especially with the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE).
Dr. Flera Rizatdinova, Dr. Alexander Khanov, and Dr. Joseph Haley lead an experimental high energy group. The group is involved in two major experiments, DØ at the Tevatron, Fermilab, and ATLAS at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN. The main interests of the group are top quark physics and search for a Higgs boson, as well as searches for new physics beyond the Standard Model. Members of the group develop tracking algorithms and experimental methods to identify jets originated from b-quarks. The group is also involved in the optical links research and development for the next pixel system in the upgraded ATLAS detector. The group is also taking a leading role in the data readout and monitoring of the new ATLAS pixel detector.