BA (1992), Cambridge, UK
MA (1996), Cambridge, UK
PhD (1996), Cambridge, UK
PPARC Postdoctoral Fellowship 1996-1997
RA Michigan State University 1997-2003
Assistant Professor, UofA, 2003-2007
Associate Professor, UofA, 2007-2013
Professor, UofA, 2013-
Associate Chair (undergrad) 2009-
Member of the ATLAS Experiment at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. ATLAS studies the highest energy collisions ever created in a lab, produced at the Large Hadron Collider, where protons collide at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. These collisions reproduce the environment less than 10-13s after the Big Bang and will be energetic enough to create Higgs bosons if they exist. Recent research topics include Supersymmetry, Dark Matter, lepton jets and top quark physics. In addition I am responsible for the ATLAS Trigger Validation which ensures that our trigger selects the events it should.
I'm also a member of the PINGU experiment at the South Pole which will measure study the interactions of atmospheric neutrinos in the ice 2km below the surface of Antarctica. By studying how these neutrinos have changed flavour we will be able to measure the mass hierarchy of neutrinos.
Geometrical optics, optical instruments, oscillations, waves, sound, interference, diffraction. Prerequisites: Mathematics 30-1, Mathematics 31, Physics 30. Corequisite: MATH 100 or 113 or 114 or 117 or 134 or 144 or equivalent. Restricted to Engineering students. Other students who take this course will receive *3.0.Fall Term 2020