Texas Tech University

High Energy Physics


The experimental HEP group at TTU, led by Professors Akchurin, Kunori, LeeVolobouev, and Whitbeck, is playing a leading role in the design, construction and commissioning of the CMS forward hadron calorimeters and is deeply involved in searches for the Higgs bosons and physics beyond the Standard Model at LHC (Large Hadron Collider). The group 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 Calorimeters
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  • Advanced Detector Research and Development
  • Large-scale High Performance Computing
  • QuarkNet Outreach Program

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CMS Detector @ CERN

Muon Solenoid

Assembly of the Muon Solenoid structure at CERN. The silver slab is being moved toward the ring with a crane.

Faculty Members


Department of Physics and Astronomy