Texas Tech University

High Energy Physics

Overview

The Experimental Particle Physics group at TTU, led by Professors Akchurin, Kunori, LeeVolobouev, and Whitbeck, participates in the CMS experiment at CERNLHC and maintain a rigorous R&D program in advanced detector physics. In addition to ongoing beyond the Standard Model searches (resonance searches, mono-X searches, and SUSY searches), the group has significant responsibilities for the upgrade of the CMS end-cap calorimeters for the high luminosity LHC. The Advanced Particle Detector Laboratory, which is well suited for R&D and production of detectors based on scintillator and silicon systems, and the High-Performance Computing Center allocate substantial resources in support of our work. The group also participates in the activities of the LHC Physics Center at Fermilab and maintains a generic detector R&D program with possible future applications at the ILC (International Linear Collider).

Experimental Research Topics

  • Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Experiment @ CERN
    • Searches for Higgs Boson and New Physics Phenomena
    • Precision Measurements of Standard Model
    • Improving the Sensitivity of the CMS Detector to Jet Physics
    • Understanding of the CMS Hadron and High-Granularity Calorimeters
    • Click here for the CMS Experiment
  • Advanced Detector Research and Development
  • Large-scale High Performance Computing
  • QuarkNet Outreach Program

CMS Detector @ CERN

Compact Muon Solenoid

The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Detector at CERN LHC.

Faculty Members

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Department of Physics and Astronomy