Wayne State University

NAME:
Wayne State University

HOME TOWN:
Detroit, Mich.

COLORS:
Green and gold

COLLABORATING AT FERMILAB SINCE:
1995

WORLDWIDE PARTICLE PHYSICS COLLABORATIONS:
BELLE II (KEK), CMS (CERN), CDF, CLEO (Cornell), SDSS II

NUMBER OF SCIENTISTS AND STUDENTS INVOLVED:
Eight faculty, three postdocs, 10 graduate students, many undergraduates, including REUs

PARTICLE PHYSICS RESEARCH FOCUS:
A major emphasis is on the physics of the LHC: the CMS experiment and searches for new physics. The WSU group is a member of the CMS endcap muon collaboration. Recent experimental physics analyses concern searches for anomalous dilepton production due to quark and gluon substructure and new physics manifest in anomalous diboson couplings. The group contributed to heavy flavor analyses and Higgs searches at CDF. Notable contributions were made in charm mixing and rare decays. The theoretical work focuses on heavy flavor physics, especially rare effects in charm physics, and dark matter signals.

WHAT SETS PARTICLE PHYSICS AT WAYNE STATE APART?
At Wayne State, there are close ties between the experimentalists and theorists. We have an active exchange of ideas that has aided a number of results in experiment and theory. This vitality benefits our graduate students. We serve a diverse undergraduate population from the metro Detroit region and offer research experience to enrich their education.

FUNDING AGENCIES:
DOE, NSF

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