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 new Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. The LHC collides protons with protons at a center-of-mass energy of 14 TeV, a seven-fold increase over previous colliders.
The Brandeis Group is particularly interested in several of the exciting physics possibilities at the LHC, including discovery of the Higgs boson, understanding electroweak symmetry breaking and the origin of mass, and searching for new physics such as supersymmetry, potential extra dimensions of space, and mini-black holes.
Recent Ph.D. Students
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: Fellow with the National Academy of Sciences.
Scott Aefsky (2012) "Search for a High Mass Electron-Muon Resonance in the ATLAS Detector at the LHC." Present Position: Tri Alpha Energy, Rancho Santa Margarita, 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: Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical Physics, Rush Hospital, Chicago, IL
Hongquan Niu (2003) " Limit on the Bs Oscillation Frequency from proton-antiproton Collision Data at sqrt(s) = 1.8 TeV" Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical Physics, Rush Hospital, Chicago, IL