Abelson-Bass-Yalem Building, 97-312
DegreesUniversity of Wisconsin, Ph.D.
Bucknell University, B.S.
ExpertiseExperimental high-energy physics. I have spent 22 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.
ProfileI 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 500) 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. On July 4, 2012, ATLAS 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. Webpage
|PHYS||20a||Modern Physics I|
|PHYS||29a||Electronics Laboratory I|
|PHYS||31a||Quantum Theory I|
|PHYS||40a||Introduction to Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics|
Awards and Honors
Level 2 Manager for the US Contribution to the ATLAS New Small Wheel Upgrade. In this position I direct the US contribution to the upgrade of the muon system at the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. (2013 - 2017)
Bensinger, James R. "A list of ATLAS publications (over 500) can be found can be found in my VITA as is traditional in HEP the author list is a historical record of who participated in the experiment not the paper." (2015).
Bensinger, James R, Teresa Rodrigo, ed. Alignment systems in LHC general purpose detectors. London, Ansterdam, Noew York: Elsevier, 166 2012.