Cumalat is an experimental elementary particle physicist. His research
involves the study of the strong interaction production mechanisms and
the subsequent weak decay of charm and beauty states. Of particular interest
is the quark mixing between the meson-antimeson states and establishing
the spectra of charm baryon excited states. These states are produced in
high energy interactions of tagged photons on a fixed target. This research
is performed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois in a
group consisting of roughly 120 physicists from Italy and the United States.
During the past several years Professor Cumalat has served as the spokesman
for this project. Professor Cumalat is also involved in the development
of new detectors and techniques to be used for elementary particle detection.
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