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John Cumalat

Department Chair • Professor
Research Interests: Experimental Particle Physics, Charm Physics, Beyond the Standard Model Physics, LHC, particle detector technology and instrumentation I have broad interests in particle physics. I am presently involved in the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider studying the possibility of observing Zprime decays to tau tau. In addition I am involved in generic research involving the use of diamonds as a particle sensor in future experiments in the...
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Michael Dubson

Teaching Professor • Associate Chair - Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Physics
Selected Publications: “Faculty Disagreement about the Teaching of Quantum Mechanics”, M. Dubson, S. Goldhaber, S. Pollock, and K. Perkins, PERC Proceedings : Ann Arbor (2009). "Developing and researching PhET simulations for teaching quantum mechanics" , S.B.McKagan, K.Perkins, M.Dubson, C.Malley, S.Reid, R.LeMaster, and C.E.Wieman, Amer. J. Phys. 76 , 406 (2008). "3 or 4 Golden Rules of Lecture", M.Dubson, Phys. Teach. 45 , 252 (2007). "Photon-by-photon post-processing correction of pointing errors...
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Heather Lewandowski

Associate Professor • Associate Chair - Engineering Physics • EPEN Faculty Advisor (Student's Last Name: T-Z)
Office Hours: Monday 9:00am - 11:00am • Office: JILA X435 • Research Interests: My group studies collisions and reactions of simple cold molecules. Our ultimate goal is to understand the quantum mechanical processes involved in making and breaking a chemical bond. We aim to control the reacting molecules external and internal degrees of freedom in the quantum regime. To accomplish this control, we slow down a supersonically cooled molecular beam...
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Kevin Stenson

Associate Professor • Associate Chair - Graduate Studies
Research Interests: I perform research with the CMS experiment , which is located inside the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. My main activity is searching for supersymmetry in all-hadronic modes. Supersymmetry (SUSY) predicts that all of the fundamental particles have supersymmetric partners (sparticles) that have heretofore been unobserved. SUSY is an attractive theory for three reasons. First, a sparticle may be the source of dark matter...
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Kirsten Apodaca

Undergraduate Program Assistant
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Sherry Namburi

Manager - Department Finance and Operations
Assistant to Chair, payroll liaison for Classified Staff, liaison to A & S for Faculty, Parking, P-Card Approver, Department budget and expenditures.
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Jeanne Nijhowne

Graduate Program Assistant
Department contact for the graduate program and graduate faculty appointments.