University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

NAME:
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

HOME TOWN:
Minneapolis, Minnesota

MASCOT:
Goldy Gopher

SCHOOL COLORS:
Maroon and gold

PARTICLE PHYSICS COLLABORATIONS:
BESIII (at IHEP), CDMS, CMS, LBNE, MINOS, NOvA, SuperCDMS

NUMBER OF SCIENTISTS AND STUDENTS AT FERMILAB:
Nine faculty, nine postdocs and 20 graduate students

COLLABORATING AT FERMILAB SINCE:
Early 1970s

PARTICLE PHYSICS RESEARCH FOCUS:
The Minnesota high-energy physics group has a broad experimental program at the Energy, Intensity and Cosmic Frontiers of particle physics. At the Energy Frontier, we are involved in CMS analyses that search for the Higgs, precision measurements of Standard Model processes and probes for new phenomena such as SUSY and extra dimensions. At the Intensity Frontier, we are involved in a range of neutrino measurements using the MINOS and NOvA detectors. These studies include measurements of neutrino cross-sections, oscillation parameters and velocities. In addition, we tackle precision charm-sector measurements at BESIII at IHEP (Beijing) with a high level of involvement in the BESIII Monte Carlo simulation. Finally, at the Cosmic Frontier we are probing the nature of dark matter with the SuperCDMS experiment at the Soudan mine and developing a next-generation experiment at the deeper SNOLab site.

WHAT SETS PARTICLE PHYSICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA – TWIN CITIES APART?
We have a history of large-scale projects from building modules for the MINOS and NOvA detectors to managing the Soudan Underground Laboratory and the NOvA Ash River Laboratory.

FUNDING AGENCIES:
DOE

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