Who We Are
Dr. Swagato Banerjee
Natural Sciences Bldg. 210
Office: (502) 852-0915
Dr. David Brown (PI)
Natural Sciences Bldg. 204
Office: (502) 852-6790
Dr. Chris Davis
Natural Sciences Bldg. 205
Office: (502) 852-0852
- Jake Berg
- Diptaparna Biswas
- Anjali Kanwar
- Joe Leibson
- Atanu Pathak
- Lacee Pyles
- Matthias Scott-Jones
- Michael Martin*
- Dustin Cox
- Connor Cummings
- Brent Mode
- Nava Moore
- Calvin Secrest
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
102 Natural Science Bldg.
University of Louisville
Louisville KY 40292
You have reached the home page of the University of Louisville's
High Energy Physics (HEP) group. Currently, the group actively
participates in the Mu2e, ATLAS, and BABAR experiments, searching
for signatures of lepton flavor violation, which will be a sign
of New Physics.
Mu2e is an
experiment to search for a rare process - direct muon conversion
to an electron. It is still in the development and construction
phase at the Fermi National Accelerator Lab near Chicago. ATLAS is
a very large general-purpose collider detector operating at the
energy frontier at the Large Hadron Collider in the CERN Laboratory
in Geneva, Switzerland. ATLAS is one of the two experiments that
discovered the Higgs Boson in 2012. The Large Hadron Collider is
foreseen to be the only location to discover lepton flavor
violation in Higgs decays, if it exists. The BaBar Experiment took data
electron-positron collisions from 1999 to 2008 at the SLAC National
Accelerator Laboratory in Palo Alto, California.
The group's work with Mu2e has so far been focused on developing
the software framework, especially software pertaining to the
detector's geometry as well as simulation, alignment, and documentation. We
are also involved in studies of backgrounds due to radiative pion
capture. Dr. Brown is leading these efforts.
The group's current activities on ATLAS include work on data mining and
statistical analyses of
the Higgs boson. We are also involved in inner tracker simulation and
upgrade tracking development work for the Phase 2 upgrade during the
high luminosity run at HL-LHC.
Dr. Banerjee leads
An application to join the group can be found
US ATLAS Award
October 31, 2017
We congratulate our own Professor Swagato Banerjee for receiving a
US ATLAS Distinguished Researcher Award! The award will be used to support
his important work on design and simulation of the Inner Tracker
for upgrade of the ATLAS detector. Much of his work will be performed
at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California.
Welcome New Group Members!
August 1, 2017
We welcome new graduate student members Atanu Pathak, Diptaparna Biswas, Anjali Kanwar, Matthias Scott-Jones, Joe Leibson to the group! Welcome new
undergraduate student Connor Cummings! And welcome to Dr. Phuong Dang as
a new postdoc!
It is great to have you all on board!
Intensity Frontier Fellowship
January 1, 2017
Congratulations to our own Dr. David Brown who received a Fermilab
Intensity Frontier Fellowship for his work on Mu2e. Brown will use
the fellowship to reside at Fermilab in the latter half of 2017 for work
on developing Mu2e software.