Purdue University

NAME:
Purdue University

HOME TOWN:
West Lafayette, Ind.

MASCOT:
Boilermaker Special

SCHOOL COLORS:
Old gold and black

COLLABORATING AT FERMILAB SINCE:
Early 1970s

WORLDWIDE PARTICLE PHYSICS COLLABORATIONS:
CDF, CMS, LSST, VERITAS (IPP, Toronto), XENON-100 (INFN)

NUMBER OF SCIENTISTS AND STUDENTS INVOLVED:
15 faculty, four senior scientists, 14 postdocs, 16 graduate students

PARTICLE PHYSICS RESEARCH FOCUS:
Most areas of particle physics, including Higgs physics, supersymmetry, heavy-quark physics, string theory, formal field theory, physics beyond the Standard Model, TeV astronomy, compact objects, dark matter, dark energy, and the development of silicon-based detectors for particle physics and particle astrophysics, especially vertex detection, tracking, wavefront reconstruction and guiding.

WHAT SETS PARTICLE PHYSICS AT PURDUE APART?
Outstanding opportunities for student training. The Purdue Particle Physics Microstructure Detector Development Laboratory (P3MD) is one of the finest facilities in the nation for the development and construction of silicon- and gas-based microstructure detectors for particle physics and astroparticle physics. In addition, Purdue’s 11 schools of engineering are among the finest in the world and offer a range of training opportunities, including very-large-scale integration design, advanced mechanical engineering and micro- and nano-manufacturing techniques frequently taken by particle physics students. We host a CMS Tier-2 center. Our proximity facilitates collaboration with Fermilab.

FUNDING AGENCIES:
DOE, NSF

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