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Experimental High Energy Physics: The ATLAS Experiment
at the CERN Large Hadron Collider.

Telephone: (416)978-6029

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B.Sc. Imperial College, University of London, UK. (1968), Ph.D. Imperial College, University of London, UK. (1972), Post Doctoral, Rutherford Laboratory, UK. (1972-1974), University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. (1974-1975), CERN Fellow and Staff Physicist, European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva (1976-1981). Research Scientist, Institute of Particle Physics (1981-1995).

An elementary discussion of what interests me: What is the Universe Made Of? These are Slides from a Talk to U of T Summer Students given in August 1999.

My research is part of a wide collaborative experimental effort to understand what lies beyond our present ideas on the most fundamental structure of matter. In the twenty years from 1975, the interplay between experiment (see for example my first two "Selected Publications") and theory, has led to a synthesis known as the standard model; it encompasses all presently known phenomena in particle physics. It also points to the existence of new phenomena which should be accessible to the generation of experiments now under construction.

My own work is part of the ATLAS collaboration. ATLAS is a large general purpose detector which will operate at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, starting in 2005. At Toronto I work on the construction of an innovative particle detector which will be instrumental in the search for at least two of the new phenomena mentioned above; Supersymmetry, and the origin of electroweak symmetry breaking ( the mechanism which generates the masses of particles). This detector is the outcome of a long term at programme at Toronto aimed at developing very radiation hard particle detectors. Only such detectors can function close to the high intensity LHC beams.

In addition to my work on ATLAS, I am part of the CDF collaboration at Fermilab. In the upcoming CDF runs, we hope to get a first glimpse of the new phenomena expected at the LHC.

Research projects I have previously been involved in: ZEUS .

Apart from Physics, I'm interested in: Japanese , Animals , Jeeps , and Mountains .

``Observations of New Particle Production by High Energy Neutrinos and Anti-Neutrinos'', A. Benvenuti et al., Phys. Rev. Lett.
34, 7, 419 (1975).

``Measurement of the Cross Section of Anti-Neutrino Scattering on Electrons'', M. Joner et al., Phys. Lett. 105B, 242 (1981).

``Observation of Mixing'', H. Albrecht et al., Phys. Lett. 129B, (1987) 245-252.

``Measurement of the proton structure function in ep scattering at Hera'', M. Derrick et al., Phys. Lett. B316, (1993) 412-426.

``Extraction of the gluon density of the proton at small x'', M. Derrick et al., Phys. Lett. B345, (1995) 576-588.

`` Comparison of ZEUS Data with Standard Model Predictions for Scattering at High x and ", J. Breitweg et al., Z. f. Physik C74 (1997) 207-220.

``High Energy Beam Tests of the ATLAS Tungsten Forward Calorimeter.", J.K. Mayer et al., Proceedings of "5th International Conference on Advanced Technology and Particle Physics", Como, Italy, October 5-9, 1998

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