Florida Institute of Technology

NAME:
Florida Institute of Technology

HOME TOWN:
Melbourne, Fla.

MASCOT:
Panther

COLORS:
Crimson and gray

COLLABORATING AT FERMILAB SINCE:
Mid-2000s

WORLDWIDE PARTICLE PHYSICS COLLABORATIONS:
CMS, PHENIX (Brookhaven), RD51 (CERN)

NUMBER OF SCIENTISTS AND STUDENTS INVOLVED:
Three faculty, two postdocs, six graduate students, 20 undergraduate students

PARTICLE PHYSICS RESEARCH FOCUS:
Our current research activities in CMS include heavy-quark production and decay, top quark physics, search for Higgs and new phenomena, upgrade of the CMS hadron calorimeters and development of large-area micropattern gas detectors (GEMs) for upgrade of the CMS forward muon system and experiments at a future electron-ion collider.

WHAT SETS PARTICLE PHYSICS AT FLORIDA TECH APART?
The Florida Tech HEP group has a long history of hadron collider physics, instrumentation of HEP experiments and development and operation of a Tier-3 high-performance grid computing center. The group is also active in the QuarkNet outreach program for mentoring high-school teachers and students.

FUNDING AGENCIES:
DOE, NSF

View all university profiles.