Experimental particle physics
The Experimental Particle Physics group explores the fundamental particles that make up matter and the fundamental forces that act on the particles. Our research efforts are comprised of two major research efforts, one in Quark Flavor Physics and a second in Neutrino Physics. The Quark Flavor Physics group (Artuso, Blusk, Mountain, Rudolph, and Skwarnicki) collaborates on the LHCb experiment at CERN, and is currently focused on measurements of weak decays of charm and beauty quarks to better understand our current theory of matter, the Standard Model, but more importantly, to search for evidence of physics beyond the Standard Model.
The neutrino physics group (Soderberg, Whittington) is exploring the interactions of neutrinos and what they can teach us about a wide range of scientific phenomena, from supernovae to flavor oscillations, and is collaborating on several efforts including the upcoming Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE).