Ph.D., 1974 - California Institute of Technology
Louisiana State University
Department of Physics & Astronomy
218-A Nicholson Hall, Tower Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4001
We came to LSU in 1979 as the junior member of the new experimental group in high energy physics. Our initial efforts at LSU centered on b-quark physics at CESR and on early neutrino oscillation experiments (E645) at Los Alamos. For a long period, we maintained the dual focus on collider physics and neutrino physics working on the AMY experiment at the TRISTAN electron-positron collider in Japan and the ZEUS experiment at the HERA electron-proton collider in Germany while also participating in the LSND neutrino experiment at Los Alamos. Currently, we are focusing solely on neutrino physics participating in the MiniBooNE experiment at Fermilab.
Our interest in neutrino physics extends beyond the study of neutrino oscillations and includes measurements of neutrino cross sections that are of vital importance to particle theory, nuclear astrophysics, and future neutrino experiments. LSU has played an active role in this physics on both LSND and MiniBooNE. The key interest in the MiniBooNE experiment, however, remains a definitive study of LSND's evidence for neutrino oscillation. For future neutrino work, we are considering both extensions of the BooNE effort at Fermilab, as well as a reactor experiment in Europe.