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
- Jake Colston
- Bryan Fagan
- Erich Hohenstein
- Richard Judge
- Michael Martin*
- Joseph Brock
- Dustin Cox
- Joseph Leibson
- Brent Mode
- Nava Moore
- Logan Riney
- 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. 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 BaBar Experiment took data electron-positron
1999 to 2008 at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Palo Alto,
California. The BaBar data sets are large and provide opportunities to
search for rare physics processes.
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 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 analyses
of the Higgs boson. We are also involved in upgrade development work
for the forward pixel detectors and trigger. Dr. Banerjee leads this
The group's work with BaBar has been focused on
using BaBar's rich data set to compile inclusive
hadron production rates and the dependence of these
rates on momentum for several relatively common
hadrons. The group is also interested in decays of the
B-meson into final states that include baryons. There
is an interesting puzzle with a seeming "gap" in the
accounting for decay modes. Dr. Brown is leading these efforts.
The group is also involved with studies of tau lepton
decays and studies of lepton flavor violation. Dr. Banerjee is
leading this effort.
US ATLAS Award
October 19 , 2015
We congratulate our own Professor Swagato Banerjee for receiving
a US ATLAS Scholar 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.
October 16 , 2015
We congratulate our friends and colleagues, Professor David Hitlin of
CalTech and SLAC Director Emeritus Jonathan Dorfan, who were recently
named two of the four winners of the 2016 Panofsky Prize in
Experimental Particle Physics. We are proud of our association
with them, and with the BaBar Experiment.
September 24th , 2015
The University of Louisville HEP group is seeking a post-doctoral
research associate to contribute to its efforts on the Mu2e
Experiment at Fermilab and the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC.
See the job advertisement.