Craig A. Blocker

Craig Blocker

Professor of Physics


PhD, 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.

Group website   CV and list of publications (pdf)

Recent PhD Students

Sample of Recent Publications

“Search for Lepton Flavor Violation in the eµ Continuum with the ATLAS Detector in s = 7 TeV pp Collisions at the LHC,” ATLAS Collaboration, Eur. Phys. J. C72, 2040 (2012).

“Search for excited leptons in proton-proton collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the AT- LAS detector,” ATLAS collaboration, arXiv:1201.3293v1 [hep-ex], PRD 85, 072003 (2012).

“Search for a heavy particle decaying into an electron and a muon with the ATLAS detector in s = 7 TeV pp collisions at the LHC,” ATLAS collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 215801 (2011).

“Search for a heavy neutral particle decaying into an electron and a muon using 1 fb−1 of ATLAS data,” ATLAS collaboration, arXiv:1109:3089, Eur. Jour. Phys. C72, 1809 (2011).

“Search for high-mass dilepton resonances in 5 fb−1 of pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector,” ATLAS Collaboration, submitted to JHEP, September 2012, arXiv:1209.2535.

“A Massive Particle Consistent with the Standard Model Higgs Boson observed with the ATLAS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider,” ATLAS Collaboration, submitted to Science, October 2012.