The Center for Accelerator and Particle Physics (CAPP) provides a locus for interdisciplinary activities at Illinois Institute of Technology aimed at
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|Faculty:||Ray Burnstein, Emeritus Professor of Physics|
|Dan Kaplan, Professor of Physics and Director, Center for Accelerator and Particle Physics|
|Bryce Littlejohn, Assistant Professor of Physics|
|Howard Rubin, Emeritus Professor of Physics|
|Zack Sullivan, Associate Professor of Physics|
|Yagmur Torun, Associate Professor of Physics|
|Chris White, Professor of Physics and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs|
|Postdocs:||David Martinez Caicedo, Karin Gilje|
|Grad students:||Jose de Arcos, Emily Draeger, Daniel Duffty, Gene Kafka, Keith Pedersen, Guang Yang|
|Mentor:||Leon Lederman, 1988 Nobel Laureate in Physics and former Pritzker Professor of Physics, IIT|
The IIT High Energy Physics group currently includes seven faculty, two postdocs, several 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 has focused 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 currently participate include the Daya Bay, Double Chooz, MicroBooNE, MINOS and PROSPECT neutrino experiments, and the MICE muon cooling experiment, one aspect of our work on research and development for a possible Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider for the longer-term future.
For further information on High Energy Physics at IIT, contact Dan Kaplan.