Craig A. Blocker
Professor of Physics
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1980
Craig Blocker is a member of the experimental high energy physics group at Brandeis. This group is currently collaborating on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. In the LHC, protons collide with protons at 8 TeV in the center of mass, the world’s highest energy particle collisions.
Professor Blocker is particularly interested in several of the very exciting physics possibilities at the LHC, including the Higgs boson, lepton flavor violation, supersymmetry, excited leptons, left-right symmetric models, and potential extra spatial dimensions.
Recent Ph.D. Students
Glenn Amundsen (2016), "Search for Excited Muons Decaying via a Contact Interaction Proton-Proton Collisions at square root s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector". Present Position: D-Find Financial, London, England
Keith Zengel (2015), "Search for a Heavy Neutral Particle Decaying Into eµ, et,\or µt Final States in pp Collisions at √(s) = 8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector"
Laurel Coffey (2015), "A Search for New Physics with Electron-Tau Final States Using the ATLAS Detector at the LHC."
Serdar Gozpinar (2012), "Search for Excited Muons with the ATLAS Experiment with 2 fb^-1 of LHC Collision Data at √(s) = 7 TeV."
Present Position: Instructional Assistant Professor, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Daniel Pomeroy (2012), "Search for Lepton Flavor Violation in the e mu Continuum with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC."
Present Position: Program Manager, Policy Lab at MIT, Cambridge, MA.
Scott Aefsky (2012) "Search for a High Mass Electron-Muon Resonance in the ATLAS Detector at the LHC."
Present Position: Scientist, A Private Alternative Energy Research Company, CA
David Clark (2010) "Measurement of B0 and B+ Lifetimes Using Semileptonic Decays at C.D.F."
Present Position: Research Analyst at TradeLink
Natasa Kravchenko (2008) “Measurement of the Relative Branching Ratio of D+ → π- π+ π+ to D+ → K- π+ π+ ”
Michael C. Kirk (2003) "An Upper Limit Limit on the Bs to Ds pi Branching Ratio."
Present Position: Assistant Professor, Medical Physics, Rush Hospital, Chicago, IL