University of Michigan

NAME:
University of Michigan

HOME TOWN:
Ann Arbor, Mich.

MASCOT:
Wolverines

SCHOOL COLORS:
Maize and blue

COLLABORATING AT FERMILAB SINCE:
The founding of Fermilab. University of Michigan researchers attended the first meeting in fall of 1967.

WORLDWIDE PARTICLE PHYSICS COLLABORATIONS:
ATLAS (CERN), CDF, DZero, DES, K0TO (J-PARC), MiniBooNE, Muon g-2, Panda-X (JinPing Deep Underground Laboratory), SeaQuest

NUMBER OF SCIENTISTS AND STUDENTS INVOLVED:
About 15 faculty, 15 postdocs and 20 graduate students

PARTICLE PHYSICS RESEARCH FOCUS:
Particle physics research at the University of Michigan covers a wide range of areas. Our experimental particle physics program includes Higgs boson physics, top quark studies, precision electroweak measurements, searches for supersymmetry and other new physics beyond the Standard Model, B and hyperon physics, structure function measurements as well as dark matter searches and dark energy investigations. Our theoretical program focuses on string theory, supersymmetry, phenomenology beyond the Standard Model, Higgs physics, dark matter and cosmology.

WHAT SETS PARTICLE PHYSICS AT MICHIGAN APART?
Michigan has one of the strongest university-based particle physics programs in the country. We have significant breadth in both experimental and theoretical studies. Our ATLAS group is the largest U.S. university group in the collaboration. We host NSF’s CERN REU summer program.

FUNDING AGENCIES:
DOE, NSF

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