Texas Tech University

NAME:
Texas Tech University

HOME TOWN:
Lubbock, Texas

MASCOT:
Red Raider

SCHOOL COLORS:
Scarlet and black

COLLABORATING AT FERMILAB SINCE:
Mid 1990s

WORLDWIDE PARTICLE PHYSICS COLLABORATIONS:
CDF, CMS, RD52 – DREAM (CERN)

NUMBER OF SCIENTISTS AND STUDENTS INVOLVED:
Four faculty, five postdocs, two support staff members and three graduate students

PARTICLE PHYSICS RESEARCH FOCUS:
For the last few years, the TTU high-energy physics group has focused on data analyses from the CMS detector. The group members are active participants in the Higgs boson searches, Beyond the Standard Model physics and precision studies in electroweak physics. We conduct ongoing studies of jet structures and missing transverse-energy objects. Our group has an established calorimetry R&D effort, which had a significant impact in CMS, in particular on the forward calorimeters.

WHAT SETS PARTICLE PHYSICS AT TEXAS TECH APART?
We have played leading roles in the CMS HCAL (hadron calorimeter) group and designed and helped construct the CMS forward calorimeters. We established a generic calorimetry R&D project in the last decade that aims to improve the performance of hadronic calorimeters to their ultimate limits in future experiments. Also, we have actively participated in the QuarkNet program every year since 2001. We are dedicated to working with teachers and students in our area at all levels and to increasing public awareness of physics research.

FUNDING AGENCIES:
DOE, NSF

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