Professor of Physics
Experimental high-energy physics. I have spent 18 years helping to build the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. In particular has developed the endcap muon subsystem including developing fabrication techniques for precision muon chambers and a precision muon alignment system.
I have been doing research in High Energy Physics using the ATLAS experiment at CERN. I taught Physics 29a (Electronic Laboratory) in the Fall and this semester I am teaching Physics 40a (Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics). A list of ATLAS publications (over 250) can be found at https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/AtlasPublic/Publications but, as is traditional in HEP the author list is a historical record of who participated in the experiment, I participated in only of few of the papers directly. This year the we announced the discovery of the long sought Higgs Boson. The muon system that Brandeis help develop was critical in that discovery as the muon decay channel was one of the two major decay channels in that discovery.
University of Wisconsin, Ph.D.
Bucknell University, B.S.
Awards and Honors
James Bensinger is the "US ATLAS Muon Manager" for the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. In this position he directs the efforts of physicists at 9 American universities and 2 national labs. (2010)
|PHYS||11b||Introductory Physics II|
|PHYS||15b||Advanced Introductory Physics II|
|PHYS||20a||Modern Physics I|
|PHYS||29a||Electronics Laboratory I|
|PHYS||40a||Introduction to Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics|