Professor of Physics
Director of the Women in Math, Science and Engineering Program (WIMSE)
BS: Illinois Institute of Technology, 1982
PhD: Indiana University, 1989
I am a member of the D0 Collaboration at Fermilab and am interested in electroweak physics and the search for new phenomena. I am presently involved in a measurement of the W boson production asymmetry in the muon channel. In the past, I have searched for the supersymmetric partner of the top quark and first generation leptoquarks, and, while working on another experiment, for glueballs (I decided it was time to measure something for a change!).
D0 is a proton--anti-proton collider experiment which recently underwent a significant upgrade. The FSU Experimental High Energy Physics group was responsible for various parts of the upgrade: the silicon tracker trigger, graphics, muon reconstruction software, Level 1 calorimeter trigger, the Layer 0 silicon detector, as well as other tasks. We are presently responsible for calorimeter operations.
During the first run of the experiment, physicists from FSU were
in the search for new phenomena, the search for (and discovery of!) the
top quark, and studies of quantum chromodynamics. We are
continuing to work in the areas of new phenomena, the top quark
(including observation of top quark pairs in the tau decay channel and
the search for single top quark production), and quantum
chromodynamics, and also have people working on electroweak and b