The Center for Accelerator and Particle Physics (CAPP) provides a locus for interdisciplinary activities at Illinois Institute of Technology aimed at
Click here for a list of CAPP preprints.
(Link to Beam Physics at IIT web page.)
|Faculty:||Ray Burnstein, Emeritus Professor of Physics|
|Pierrick Hanlet, Assistant Research Professor of Physics|
|Dan Kaplan, Professor of Physics, Director, Center for Accelerator and Particle Physics|
|Leon Lederman, 1988 Nobel Laureate in Physics and Pritzker Professor of Physics|
|Howard Rubin, Emeritus Professor of Physics|
|Chris White, Associate Professor of Physics|
|Zack Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Physics|
|Yagmur Torun, Assistant Professor of Physics|
|Postdocs:||Nick Graf, Arjun Menon, Karen Wu|
|Grad students:||Emily Draeger, Ben Freemire, Brandon Seilhan|
The IIT High Energy Physics group currently includes seven faculty, three postdocs, three graduate students, and a number of part-time undergraduates. High Energy Physics is the study of matter at its most fundamental level. We know that the particles that make up the nuclei of atoms are themselves composed of quarks. Our research focuses on properties of neutrinos and strange (s), charm (c), and beauty (b) quarks, which we study in experiments at the nearby Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), located 40 miles west of IIT, as well as other venues around the world. Experiments in which we are currently participating include the Daya Bay, Double Chooz, and MINOS neutrino experiments. We are also working on research and development for a possible Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider for the longer-term future.
For the post-Tevatron era at Fermilab, we're working towards an upgraded antiproton fixed-target experiment at the Fermilab Antiproton Accumulator. This experiment has the potential to advance charm, charmonium, and hyperon physics. Additional efforts at the Antiproton Source include tests of CPT and antimatter gravity. For more on these projects see the New pbar Experiments for Fermilab home page.