I am a particle physicist working at the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) . Our goal is to understand the basic physics that governs the Universe. We achieve this by studying the most elementary building blocks and forces of nature in a controlled environment provided by the Tevatron collider. The Tevatron used to collide protons with antiprotons (yes antimatter!) at an energy of about 2 trillion electron-Volts (TeV) up to September 30 2011. It was the most powerful hadron collider in the world, until March 30 2010, when the Large Hadron Collider at CERN started colliding protons at 7 TeV center-of-mass energy. The LHC is the most exiting particle-physics machine of our times! In July 2010, I joined the CMS experiment at LHC and I continue to work on CDF as well.

Particle Physics

The beauty of our field (a.k.a High Energy Physics) is not just that it helps us solve the mysteries of the physical world, but also that it provides a source of future new technologies. Most of them come from the applications of our advanced tools (like the world-wide-web, superconducting materials, medical imaging and treatment, etc.). A good experimental particle physicist should be fluent in:

  • Data analysis of massive multi-dimensional datasets
  • Hardware design and maintenance
  • Software development
  • Phenomenological interpretation of results
  • Theory
This is exactly what makes the work of most of us interesting. We never do just one thing! By navigating this site, you will find more about my work, that never ends.

And the Rest

This part available upon request and proper honorarium.