Texas Tech University

Sung-Won Lee, Ph.D

Associate Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Email: Sungwon.Lee@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-8188

Office: 117 Science Building 

Ph.D. Physics, University of Glasgow, UK (2000)

M.S. Physics, Kyungpook National University, Korea (1995)

B.S. Physics, Daegu University, Korea (1993)

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Research Interests

In late 2009, the new particle accelerator, Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN (European Laboratory for Particle Physics) and two large general-purpose particle physics detectors, ATLAS and CMS started operating at the world highest particle energy, allowing the study of quantum universe in the Tera-scale. The ultimate goal of my research at LHC-CMS experiment is to discover the missing fundamental building blocks of our physical world and to answer some of the most profound questions on the structure of matter and the evolution of the early Universe: (1) What is the origin of mass? and (2) What new particles lie beyond the Standard Model? My own approach to answering these questions is a synthesis of two main lines of research: Improving the detector sensitivity to the final-state jet through a generic calorimeter R&D and using it in the detailed studies of the Standard Model Higgs boson, precision measurements of Standard Model physics, and searches for physics beyond the Standard Model at the energy frontier. [Link]

Selected Publications

  • CMS Collaboration, Search for narrow resonances decaying to dijets in proton-proton collisions at 13 TeV, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 071801 (2016) [Link]
  • CMS Collaboration, Forward-backward asymmetry of Drell-Yan lepton pairs in pp collisions at 8 TeV, Eur. Phys. J. C 76 325 (2016) [Link]
  • CMS Collaboratin, Measurement of the inclusive jet cross section in pp collisions at 2.76 TeV, Eur. Phys. J. C 76, 265  (2016) [Link]
  • CMS Collaboration, Search for a Higgs boson in the mass range from 145 to 1000 GeV decaying to a pair of W or Z bosons, J. High Energy Phys. 10 144 (2015) [Link]
  • CMS Collaboration, Search for resonances and quantum black holes using dijet mass spectra in proton-proton collisions at 8 TeV, Phys. Rev. D 91, 052009 (2015) [Link]
  • CMS Collaboration, Search for WWγ and WZγ production and constraints on anomalous quartic gauge couplings in pp collisions at √s = 8TeV. Phys. Rev. D, 90, 032008 (2014) [Link]
  • CMS Collaboration, Rapidity distributions in exclusive Z + jet and photon + jet events in pp collisions at 7 TeV, Phys. Rev. D 88, 112009 (2013) [Link]
  • CMS Collaboration, A New Boson with a Mass of 125 GeV Observed with the CMS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, Science, 338(6114), 1569-1575 (2012) [Link]
  • CMS Collaboration, Search for Dark Matter and Large Extra Dimensions in pp Collisions Yielding a Photon and Missing Transverse Energy, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108 261803 (2012) [Link]
  • CMS Collaboration, Search for Resonances in the Dijet Mass Spectrum from 7 TeV pp Collisions at CMS, Phys. Lett. B 704 123-142 (2011) [Link]
  • S.W. Lee, Searches for Physics Beyond the Standard Model at CMS, Proc. of the 21st Hadron Collider Physics Symposium (2010) [Link]

Department of Physics and Astronomy