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Tom Abel

Tom Abel, Associate Professor

Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 926-2421
E-mail: tabel@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Group: KIPAC Computational Physics
Education M.A. 1998, Univ. of Regensburg, Germany; Ph.D. 2000, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich. .
Professional Academic History Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University, 2002-2004; Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University, 2004; Associate Professor, Physics, SLAC, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford University, 2004-present.
Awards and Honors Wempe Prize, Astrophysical Institute Potsdam, 2001; CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2002.
Research Interests Dr. Abel's research interests are ab initio supercomputer calculations in cosmological and astrophysical systems. He has shown from first principles that the very first luminous objects are very massive stars and has developed novel numerical algorithms using adaptive mesh refinement simulations capturing over 14 orders of magnitude in length and time scales. He currently continues his work on the first stars and first galaxies and their role in chemical enrichment and cosmological reionization. Recently he has also studied relativistic astrophysical flows and magneto-hydrodynamic effects in present day star formation. His research program focuses on building galaxies one star at a time. He heads the KIPAC computational physics department which provides super-computing resources and algorithmic advice to members of KIPAC.

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Steve Allen

Steve Allen, Associate Professor

Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 926-3310
E-mail: swa@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Group: X-ray Astronomy and Observational Cosmology (XOC)
Education B.Sc. Physics, 1990, Imperial College, London; Ph.D., 1995, University of Cambridge.
Professional Academic History PPARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, 1994-1996; Research Associate, University of Cambridge, 1996-1999; Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, 1999-2004; Assistant Professor, SLAC and Physics, Stanford University, 2005-2008; Associate Professor, SLAC and Physics, Stanford University, 2008-present.
Awards and Honors PPARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 1994-1996; Charles & Katherine Darwin Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, 1996-1999; Royal Society University Research Fellow, 1999-2004; Bruno Rossi Prize, American Astronomical Society, 2008.
Research Interests Observational cosmology; X-ray astronomy; galaxy clusters; supermassive black holes; dark matter; dark energy.

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Roger Blandford

Roger Blandford, Professor

Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 926-2606
E-mail: rdb@SLAC.stanford.EDU
Group: KAVLI Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Personal website: http://stanford.edu/~rdb3/index.html
Education B.A., 1970, Magdalene College, Cambridge, M.A.,1974, Univ. of Cambridge, Ph.D., 1974, Magdalene College, Cambridge.
Professional Academic History Research Fellow, St. John’s College, Cambridge, 1973-1976; Assistant Professor, California Institute of Technology, 1976-1979; Professor, California Institute of Technology, 1979-1989; Richard Chace Tolman Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology, 1989-2003; Executive Officer for Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, 1992-1995; Pehong and Adele Chen Director, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Cosmology, 2003-present; Chair, High Energy Astrophysics Division, American Astronomical Society, 2004-2006; Luke Blossom Professor of Physics, Stanford University and Professor of Particle Physics and Astrophysics, SLAC National Accelerartor Laboratory.
Awards and Honors Member, Institute for Advanced Study, 1974-1975 and 1998; Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 1980-1984; Helen B. Warner Prize, American Astronomical Society, 1982; Guggenheim Fellow, 1988-1990; Fellow of Royal Society, 1989; Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1993; Dannie Heineman Prize, American Astronomical Society, 1998; Member, American Astronomical Society; Eddington Medal, Royal Astronomical Society, 1999; Member, National Academy of Sciences, 2005; Chair, National Research Council Decadal Survey in Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2009-2011.
Research Interests Research interests include cosmology; black hole astrophysics, gravitational lensing; galaxies; cosmic rays; neutron stars; and white dwarfs.

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Elliot D. Bloom

Elliott D. Bloom, Professor

Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 926-2469
E-mail: elliott@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Group: Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
Education B.A., 1962, Pomona College. Ph.D., 1967, California Institute of Technology.
Professional Academic History Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford, 1967-1970; Assistant Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1970-1974; Visiting Assistant Professor, Physics, California Institute of Technology, 1972-1973; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1974-1980; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1980-present.
Awards and Honors Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, 1982. Fellow, American Physical Society, 1985. Member, American Astronomical Society.
Research Interests Experimental particle astrophysics; space satellite observations of celestial sources of x-ray and gamma-ray radiation as a probe of relativistic gravity, dark matter, and the early universe. Member of the Fermi-LAT Collaboration.

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Martin Breidenbach

Martin Breidenbach, Professor

Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 96
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 926-2872
E-mail: mib@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Group: Enriched Xenon Observatory I
Education B.S., 1965, Physics; Ph.D., 1970, Physics, MIT. .
Professional Academic History Research Assistant, MIT, 1969-1970; Research Associate, MIT, 1970-1971; Junior Visiting Scientist, CERN, 1971-1972; Postdoctoral Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford, 1972-1977; Permanent Staff, SLAC, Stanford, 1977-1989; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1989-present.
Awards and Honors Fellow, American Physical Society, 1985; Panofsky Prize, American Physical Society, 2000.
Research Interests e+e- Colliding beam physics: R&D for a new detector for NLC, with a particular interest in complete detector optimization and Si-W electromagnetic calorimeters. Also interested in some particular areas of the actual collider, such as polarized e- guns, e+ targets, and instrumentation strategy. Neutrinoless double beta decay: R&D for an experiment with Xe136 with the goal of measuring the effective mass of the neutrino.

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Stanley J. Brodsky

Stanley J. Brodsky, Professor

Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics.
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 81
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 926-2644
E-mail: sjbth@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Group: Theoretical Physics
Education B.S., 1961, Physics; Ph.D., 1964, University of Minnesota.
Professional Academic History Research Associate, Columbia University, 1964-1966; Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford, 1966-1968; Permanent Staff, Theoretical Physics, SLAC, Stanford, 1968-1975; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1975-1976; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1976-present; Head Theoretical Physics Group, SLAC, 1996-2002.
Awards and Honors Visiting Professor, Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, 1982; AVCO Visiting Professor, Cornell University, 1985; Alexander von Humboldt Distinguished U.S. Senior Scientist Award, 1987; Foreign Scientific Member and External Scientific Director, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, 1989-present; Fellow, American Physical Society; Associate Editor, Nuclear Physics B and Nuclear Physics B Proceedings Supplements; Member, Editorial Board, Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics; President and Co-Founder of the International Light-Cone Advisory Committee; International Advisory Committee, International Workshops on Photon-Photon Collisions; Member, Program Advisory Committee, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2003-2006; Visiting Professor, Physics Department, College of William and Mary, 2003; Distinguished Fellow at the Thomas Jefferson Laboratory, 2003; Member, Program Advisory Committee, Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung mbH (GSI), Darmstadt, Germany 2004-present; Member, Scientific Advisory Board of the Hadron Physics Integrated Infrastructure Initiative of the European Commission, 2006-present; Sackler Lecturer, Tel Aviv University, 2006; Foreign Scientific Member and External Scientific Director of the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg; Visiting professorships at the Yang Institute of Theoretical Physics at the State University of New York in Stony Brook, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology in Durham, England; Member of the LHeC Development Committee to develop an electron-proton and electron-nucleus collider at the LHC; Member, Evaluation Panel for the Excellence Initiative of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaf (DFG); Member of the Science Review Committee of Physics Institutes in Vienna, for the Austrian Academy of Sciences; Recipient of the J.J. Sakurai Prize in Theoretical Physics awarded by the American Physical Society, 2007; Member of the PANDA GSI Experiment and Theory Advisory Panel, 2008-present; Chair and Member of Executive Committee of the Hadron Physics Topical Physics Group (GHP) of the American Physical Society; Hans Christian Andersen Academy Visiting Professor, Center for Particle Physics and Phenomenology CP3-Origins, University of Southern Denmark, 2010-2011; Board Member, Center for Particle Physics and Phenomenology CP3-Origins, 2011-Present; Visiting Schrodinger Professor of Physics, University of Vienna, 2012.
Research Interests High-energy theoretical physics, especially the quark-gluon structure of hadrons and novel effects in quantum chromodynamics; fundamental problems in atomic, nuclear, and high energy physics; precision tests of quantum electrodynamics, light-front quantization; nonperturbative and perturbative methods in quantum field theory; applications of AdS/CFT to Quantum Chromodynamics.

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David L. Burke

David L. Burke, Professor

Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 926-3310
E-mail: daveb@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Group: Dark Energy Survey
Education B.S., 1971, Physics, Purdue University. Ph.D., 1978, Physics, University of Michigan.
Professional Academic History Postdoctoral Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford, 1978-1982; Assistant Professor, Physics, SLAC, Stanford, 1982-1988; Associate Professor, Physics, SLAC, Stanford, 1988-1994; Professor, Physics, SLAC 1994-present; Director of SLAC Summer Institute, 1991-2000; Assistant Director, Technical Division, 1994-2005.
Awards and Honors Fellow, American Physical Society. Distinguished Alumnus, Purdue University.
Research Interests Experimental and observational cosmology and particle physics; optical astronomy, gravitational lensing, clusters, and large-scale structure.

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Blas Cabrera

Blas Cabrera, Professor

Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 926-3310
E-mail: cabrera@Stanford.EDU
Group: Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS)
Education B.S., 1968, University of Virginia, Ph.D., 1975, Stanford University
Professional Academic History Research Associate, Stanford University, 1975-79; Senior Research Associate, Stanford University, 1979-80; Acting Assistant Professor, Physics Department, Stanford University, 1980-81; Assistant Professor, Stanford University, 1981-84; Associate Professor, Stanford University, 1984-91; Professor, Stanford University, 1991-present; Stanford Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1990; Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1996; Stanley G. Wojcicki Professorship, 2011.
Awards and Honors National Bureau of Standards Precision Measurement Grant 1978-81; Committee on Fundamental Constants of National Research Council 1983-7; NSF Advisory Committee on Cosmology 1988; Stanford University Fellow 1988-89, 1989-90; Stanford Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1990; Advisory Panel for Electronics and Electrical Engineering at NIST (formally NBS), 1991-3; Senate of Academic Council, Stanford University, 1991-92. 2007- ; Visiting Scholar Appointment at Balliol College, Oxford University, 1992-93; Fellow of American Physical Society (1996); Chair of Stanford Physics Department 1996-99; School of Humanities & Sciences Appointments and Promotions Committee, 1998-2000; Chair of Varian 2 Building Committee 2003- ; Deputy Director of Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory (HEPL) 2003-present; W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics, 2013.
Research
  • Experimental Particle Physics
  • Experimental Condensed Matter
  • Experimental Particle Astrophyiscs
  • Specialty: Low temperature particle detectors

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    Alexander Wu Chao

    Alexander Wu Chao, Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 26
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-2985
    E-mail: achao@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: FEL and Beam Physics
    Education B.S., 1970, Physics, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan. Ph.D., 1974, Physics, State University of New York at Stony Brook.
    Professional Academic History Research Associate, SLAC, 1974 - 1976. Experimental Physicist, SLAC, 1976 - 1984. Senior Scientist, SSC, Central Design Group, 1984 - 1989. Senior Scientist, SSC Laboratory, 1989 - 1994. Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1994 - present. Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Department of Physics, 1991 - present.
    Awards and Honors Fellow, American Physical Society, 1989; Academician, Academia Sinica,Taiwan, 2002; Outstanding alumni, Tsinghua University, 2002; European Physical Society, Wideroe Prize, 2008.
    Research Interests Accelerator physics; nonlinear beam dynamics; collective instabilities of high intensity beams; polarization effects beam-beam interaction in storage rings; advanced acceleration schemes.

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    Alexander Wu Chao

    Sarah Church, Professor (Courtesy)

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-2161
    E-mail: schurch@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: X-ray Astronomy and Observational Cosmology (XOC)
    Education B.A., Cambridge University 1986; Ph.D., Cambridge University 1991.
    Professional Academic History Research Assistant, University of London 1989-93; Postgraduate Research Physicist, UC Berkeley 1994; Research Fellow, Caltech 1994-97; Senior Research Fellow, Caltech 1997-98; ISO Long Wavelength Spectrometer Consortium Scientist, 1995-1999; Far Infrared Explorer Team, 1994-96; Planck Surveyor HFI Instrument Working Group, 1996-present; Assistant Professor, Stanford University, 1999-2006; Associate Professor, Stanford University, 2006-2012; Deputy Director, KIPAC, 2007-2011; Professor, Physics, Stanford University, 2012 -Present.
    Research Interests Observational cosmology: Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect, Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropies. Bolometric techniques for Cosmic Microwave Background astronomy. Atmospheric noise at cm and nm wavelengths.

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    Lance J. Dixon

    Lance J. Dixon, Professor (Chair, PPA Faculty)

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 81
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-2627
    E-mail: lance@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: Theoretical Physics
    Education B.S., 1982, Physics and Applied Mathematics, California Institute of Technology. M.A., 1983, Physics; Ph.D., 1986, Physics, Princeton University.
    Professional Academic History Postdoctoral Fellow, SLAC, Stanford, 1986-1987; Assistant Professor, Princeton University, 1987-1989; Visiting Professor, Stanford, 1988-1989; Panofsky Fellow, SLAC, Stanford, 1989-1992.; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1992-1998; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1998-present; Chair, SLAC PPA Faculty, 2011 - present
    Awards and Honors Fellow, American Physical Society, 1995; Outstanding Referee, American Physical Society, 2008; APS J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics, 2014.
    Research Interests Theoretical particle physics: properties of scattering amplitudes in guage theory and gravity; perturbative QCD and collider physics.

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    Persis S. Drell

    Persis S. Drell, Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-8704
    E-mail: persis@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope
    (Photo credit: Linda A. Cicero, Stanford News Service)
    Education Ph. D. Physics, University of California Berkeley, 1983; A.B. Math/Physics, Wellesley College, 1977.
    Professional Academic History Postdoctoral Research Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1983-1987; Assistant Professor of Physics, Cornell University, 1988-1992; Associate Professor of Physics, Cornell University, 1993-1997; Professor of Physics, Cornell University, 1998-2002; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2002-2012; PPA Directorate Director, SLAC, 2002-2007; Deputy Project Manager, Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope, 2004-2005; Deputy Director, SLAC, 2005-2007; Director, SLAC, 2007-2012; Professor, PPA (SLAC) and Physics (Stanford), 2012-present.
    Awards and Honors NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1988-1993; Fellow, American Physical Society, 1997; Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, 1998; Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award, 2006; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2007; Member, National Academy of Sciences, 2010; Helmholtz International Fellow Award for Outstanding Scientific Acheivement, 2012.
    Research Interests Particle Physics; Particle Astrophysics; Free Electron Laser Science.

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    Stefan Funk

    Stefan Funk, Associate Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-8979
    E-mail: funk@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
    Education B M.S., 2002, Humboldt University, Berlin; Ph.D., 2005 Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Germany.
    Professional Academic History PostdoctoralFellow, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Germany 2005-2006; Research Associate at KIPAC, 2006-2007; Assistant Professor, SLAC, Physics, Stanford, 2007-2013; Associate Professor, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford, 2013 - present.
    Awards and Honors 2000-2002 Fellow of the "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes"; 2009 Shakti P. Duggal Award.
    Research Interests Experimental and observational Gamma-ray astronomy. Member of the GLAST-LAT collaboration and associate member of the H.E.S.S. Collaboration. Identification and Multi-wavelength observation of GeV and TeV gamma-ray sources such as Supernova remnants and Pulsar wind nebulae. Origin of cosmic rays and astrophysical acceleration mechanisms. Future gamma-ray detector design and optimisation.

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    John Galayda

    John Galayda, Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-2371
    E-mail: galayda@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: Accelerator Physics
    Education B.A., 1970, Lehigh University; Ph.D., 1977, Rutgers University.
    Professional Academic History Assistant Physicist, National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1977- 1979; Associate (Project) Physicist, National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1979- 1984; Group Leader, Diagnostics Group, National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1984- 1985; Section Head, Computer/Controls/Diagnostics Section, National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1985- 1987; Associate Chairman for Accelerators, National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1987- 1990; Director of the Accelerator Systems Division, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, 1990- 1999; Deputy Associate Laboratory Director, Advance Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, 1999- 2001; Director, LCLS Construction Project, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 2001- Present; Professor of Photon Science and PPA, SLAC, Stanford, 2005 – present.
    Awards and Honors Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, 1970; R&D Award for global feedback orbit control, 1989; Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1996; FEL Prize, 2012; APS Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators, 2013.
    Research Interests Manipulation and control of electron beams using laser light, the characteristics of synchrotron radiation from an FEL and beam-based feedback stabilization systems. The last topic is relevant to light sources based on storage rings and energy recover linacs as well as to FELs.

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    JoAnn L. Hewett

    JoAnne L. Hewett, Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-4424
    E-mail: hewett@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: Theoretical Physics
    Education B.S., 1982, Physics and Mathematics; Ph.D., 1988, Iowa State University.
    Professional Academic History Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988-1991; Assistant Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory, 1991-1993; Assistant Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1994-2002; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2002-2008; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2008-present.
    Research Interests Theoretical particle physics; phenomenology of electroweak interactions within and beyond the Standard Model, collider signatures and effects in rare processes. Heavy flavor physics. Signature of extra spacetime dimensions.

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    Thomas M. Himel

    Thomas M. Himel, Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 50
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-2004
    E-mail: thimel@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: International Linear Collider
    Education B.S., 1976, Physics, California Institute of Technology. Ph.D., 1979, Physics, Stanford.
    Professional Academic History Research Assistant, Stanford, 1976-1979; Scientific Associate and Staff, CERN, 1980- 1984; Assistant Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1984-1989; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1989-1995; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1995-present; Director of Research, SLAC, 2000.
    Research Interests Experimental particle physics, accelerator and control systems for linear colliders; SLC controls and feedback systems, controls and commissioning of the PEP-II, B-factory accelerator; advanced accelerator R&D aimed towards a 1TeV linear collider.

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     Norbert Holtkamp

    Norbert Holtkamp, Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 103
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-7449
    E-mail: norbert.holtkamp@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: Accelerator Physics
    Education Theses of Diploma in Physics, Freie Universitaet of Berlin, 1987; Ph.D. in Physics, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany, 1990.
    Professional Academic History Research Staff, Berliner Elektronenspeicherring Gesellschaft für Synchrotronstrahlung (BESSY GMbH), 1987-1988; Research Associate, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, 1990-1992; Sabbatical at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), 1991; Head of the Research Group responsible for the development of a normal conducting Linear Collider concept (S-Band Linear Collider), and Department Head for Linear Accelerators, Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg, 1992-1998; Senior Staff, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Muon Collider/Neutrino factory research, Linear Colliders, Main Injector Commissioning and Operation, 1998-2000; Division Director, Accelerator Systems, Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2001-2006; Principal Deputy Director General, ITER Organization (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), Cadarache, 2006-2010; Professor, PPA (Particle Physics and Astrophysics) and Photon Science, 2010-present; Director, Accelerator Directorate, SLAC, 2010-present; Deputy Director, SLAC, 2013-present.
    Awards and Honors Member of the American Physical Society, 1999-present; Fellow of the APS, 2007 – present; Member of IEEE, 2001-present; Senior Member IEEE, 2005-present; Award for outstanding technical leadership in the Science and Technology area from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2004; Member of European Physical Society (EPS), 2006-present; EPS-AG Gersh Budker Prize, 2008.
    Research Interests
    • Electromagnetic eigenmodes in accelerating structures used for charged particle acceleration
    • Higher Order Modes (HOMs) in accelerating structures and their impact on beams
    • Muon accelerator methods
    • Normal- and Superconducting accelerator technology
    • How power proton beams, related beam diagnostics and application
    • Industrial application of accelerators
    • Electron storage rings, Synchrotron light sources and FELs
    • The Energy Challenge, fusion devices and plasma physics
    • Science on an international scale

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    Professor Zhirong Huang

    Zhirong Huang, Associate Professor

    Address: Accelerator Directorate (SLAC)
    2575 Sand Hill Rd, MS 26
    Menlo Park, CA 94025-7015
    Phone: 650-926-3947
    E-mail: zrh@slac.stanford.edu
    Group Website: Accelerator Research Division
     
    Education B.S. California Institute of Technology, 1992; Ph.D. Physics, Stanford University, 1998.
    Professional Academic History Assistant Physicist, Argonne National Lab 1998 – 2001; Physicist, Argonne National Lab 2001-2002; Staff Scientist, SLAC 2002 – 2011; FEL Physics Group Leader, SLAC 2010 – 2011; FEL R&D Program Leader, SLAC 2011 – Present; Senior Staff Scientist, SLAC 2011 – 2012; Associate Professor, Photon Science and PPA, SLAC and Stanford University, 2013 – Present.
    Awards and Honors Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Beam Physics Award 1999; Department of Energy Secretary’s Appreciation Award for LCLS Commissioning 2010; US Particle Accelerator School (USPAS) Prize for Achievement in Accelerator Physics and Technology 2011.
    Research Interests
    • High-brightness electron and photon beams
    • X-ray free-electron lasers and applications
    • Beam-radiation interactions in accelerator systems
    • Advanced acceleration and radiation generation concepts
    Current Research

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    Professor Kent Irwin

    Kent Irwin, Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Rd, MS 29
    Menlo Park, CA 94025-7015
    Phone: 650-926-5534
    E-mail: kdirwin@slac.stanford.edu
     
    Education M.S. 1995, Stanford University; Ph.D. 1995, Stanford University.
    Professional Academic History Postdoctoral Researcher, NIST, 1995-1996; Physicist, NIST, 1996-2002; Supervisory Physicist, NIST, 2002-2007; Professor Adjoint, Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences, Univ. of Colorado, 2006-2013; NIST Fellow, 2007-2013; Professor of Physics and of Particle Physics and Astrophysics and Photon Science at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2013 – present.
    Awards and Honors Arthur S. Flemming Award, George Washington University, 2006; Joseph F. Keithley Award, American Physical Society, 2007; Fellow, American Physical Society, 2007; Department of Commerce Gold Medal, DOC, 2012.
    Research Interests Experiments to probe the nature of dark matter and dark energy, gravity at large scales, the mass and number of neutrino species, the characteristics of inflation and the cosmic gravity wave background, and the evolution of structure and disposition of baryonic matter in the universe.

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    John A. Jaros

    John A. Jaros, Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 43
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-2852
    E-mail: john@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: Linear Collider Detector
    Education B.S., 1968, Physics, MIT. Ph.D., 1975, Physics, University of California, Berkeley. .
    Professional Academic History Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford, 1975-1979; Assistant Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1979-1984; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1984-1990; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1990-present; Chair, SLAC HEP Faculty, 2001-2005.
    Awards and Honors Fellow, American Physical Society; Panofsky Prize, American Physical Society, 2006.
    Research Interests Experimental particle physics: precision vertex detection, heavy quark and lepton lifetimes and mixing; searches for millicharged particles; physics studies, detector R&D, and design studies for the Linear Collider Detector.

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    Shamit Kachru

    Shamit Kachru, Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 81
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-4498
    E-mail: skachru@Stanford.EDU
    Group: Theoretical Physics
    Education A. B., 1990, Harvard University; Ph.D., 1994, Princeton University.
    Professional Academic History Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, 1994-1996; Research Associate, Rutgers University, 1996-1997; Assistant Professor, UC, Berkeley, 1997-1999; Associate Professor (untenured) 1999, Associate Professor (with tenure) 2001, and Full Professor (2006 - present), Stanford University and SLAC; Professor and Permanent Member, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, 2009-10.
    Awards and Honors Outstanding Junior Investigator Award, Department of Energy, 1997. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 1998. Bergmann Memorial Award, 1999, Packard Foundation Fellowship, 2000. 2008 ACIPA Outstanding Young Physicist Prize (co-recipient).
    Research Interests String theory and quantum field theory, and their applications to elementary particle theory, theoretical cosmology, and condensed matter physics. My most recent work has been focused on exhibiting new phenomena in toy models of strongly correlated electron systems, and on designing new models of supersymmetry breaking and mediation which could be relevant to physics at the weak scale. I also have a longstanding interest in early universe cosmology, where my work has included the construction of inflationary models in string theory, and computations of the general spectrum of density fluctuations that can emerge in any single-field model of inflation. Prior research interests have included string duality and exact results in supersymmetric theories; space-time topology change in string theory; generalizations of AdS/ CFT to less symmetric and more realistic field theories; and flux compactifications of string theory to four dimensions.

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    Steven M. Kahn

    Steven M. Kahn, Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-4622
    E-mail: skahn@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
    Education A.B., Physics, 1975, Columbia University, Ph.D., 1980, University of California, Berkeley.
    Professional Academic History Assistant Professor of Physics, Columbia University, 1982-1984; Assistant Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1983-1987; Associate Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1987-1990; Associate Professor of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley, 1989-1990; Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 1990-1998, University of California, Berkeley; Professor of Physics, Columbia University, 1995- 2001; I.I. Rabi Professor of Physics, Columbia University, 2001-2003; Professor of Physics (Stanford) and PPA (SLAC), and Deputy Director, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, 2003-present; Principal Investigator for U.S. participation, XMM-Newton Reflection Grating Spectrometer, 1987-present.
    Awards and Honors Elected to Fellowship, American Physical Society, 1991. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), 2012.
    Research Interests Engaged in a diverse program of research in high energy astrophysics, including experimental, observational, and theoretical components. Research interests include work in high resolution X-ray spectroscopy, and experimental cosmology.

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    Chao

    Chao-Lin Kuo, Assistant Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-5301
    E-mail: clkuo@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: X-ray Astronomy and Observational Cosmology (XOC)
    Education B.S., Physics, National Taiwan University, 1994; Ph.D., Astrophysics, U.C. Berkeley, 2003.
    Professional Academic History Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), National Research Council postdoctoral fellow; Senior Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology; Assistant Professor of Physics, Stanford, and SLAC, 2008-present.
    Awards and Honors Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship 2009.
    Research Interests Professor Chao-Lin Kuo's group studies the most ancient light, the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation, emitted when the universe was in its infancy. The polarization in the CMB contains information on the birth of the universe (Inflation), as well as its subsequent evolution. Professor Kuo is involved in both the cosmological interpretation and instrumentation/technology development. The group frequently adopts advanced experimental techniques, such as cryogenics, superconductivity, and low-noise measurements, to maximize detector's sensitivity to the faint CMB signal. The ongoing projects are all CMB polarization experiments based at the South Pole: • BICEP/BICEP2/Keck Array: A series of degree-scale experiments targeting signatures of primordial gravitational waves with increasing sensitivity. • POLAR-1/POLAR Array: Few-arcminute-scale polarization experiments targeting both gravitational waves and gravitational lensing signatures. Professor Kuo was awarded an MRI (Major Research Instrumentation) grant from the NSF in 2010 to develop POLAR-1.

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    David Brian MacFarlane

    David Brian MacFarlane, Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 60
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-3406
    E-mail: dbmacf@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: SLAC BaBar
    Education B.A.Sc. (honors), 1978, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; Ph.D., 1984, California Institute of Technology.
    Professional Academic History Research Assistant, California Institute of Technology, 1979-1983; Research Associate, University of Toronto, 1983-1987; Research Fellow, McGill University, 1987-1995; Assistant Professor, McGill University, 1987-1990; Associate Professor, McGill University, 1990-1993; Professor, McGill University, 1993-1997; Visiting Physicist, SLAC, 1993-1997; E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellow, McGill University and SLAC; Professor, University of California at San Diego, 1997-2005; Professor, SLAC, 2005-present; Assistant Director, Elementary Particle Physics Research, 2006-2010. Dep. Director, PPA Directorate, 2007-2009; Director, PPA Directorate, 2009-present.
    Awards and Honors Herzberg Medal, Canadian Association of Physicists, 1991; Fellow of E. W. R. Steacie Memorial, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 1994; Fellow of American Physical Society, Rutherford Memorial Medal, Royal Society of Canada, 1995.
    Research Interests Experimental particle physics.

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    Jogesh Pati

    Jogesh Pati, Visiting Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 81
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-4434
    E-mail: pati@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: Theoretical Physics
    Education B.Sc., (Honors), Ravenshaw College, Utkal University, India 1955; M.Sc., Delhi University, 1957; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1961.
    Professional Academic History Research Assistant in Physics, University of Maryland, 1957-60; Richard C. Tolman Postdoctoral Fellow, Calif. Institute Technology, 1960-62; Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1962-63; Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, 1963-67; Associate Professor, University of Maryland, 1967-73; Professor, University of Maryland, 1973-2005; Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Maryland, 2005; Visiting Professor, SLAC, Stanford University, 2005-Present.
    Awards and Honors Richard C. Tolman Postdoctoral Fellow, Calif. Institute of Technology (1960-1962); Washington Academy of Sciences Award in Physical Sciences, 1973; Fellow, Washington Academy of Sciences; John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, 1979-80; Fellow, American Physical Society; Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, University of Maryland, 1986-87; General Res. Board Semester Res. Awards, Univ. of Maryland (1978, 1983, 1987); Schrodinger Visiting Professor, University of Vienna, 1988; Scientist of the Year Award by the American Chapter of the Indian Physics Association (1991); Distinguished Scientist Award by the Association of Indians in America, Washington Chapter (1998); Fellow, the National Academy of Sciences, India; Birla Visiting Professor, Birla Science Center, Hyderabad, India (1995); Senior Fellow, Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences (1994-95); Distinguished Faculty Research Award, Univ. of Maryland (1997-98); Distinguished Homi J. Bhabha Chaired Professorship, Awarded by the Govt. of India (1999-); The Dirac Medal and the Prize for the Year 2000, awarded by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, for “Pioneering Contributions Towards Quest for Unification”.
    Research Interests Prof. Jogesh Pati has made pioneering contributions towards the notion of a unification of fundamental particles - quarks and leptons - and of their gauge forces: weak, electromagnetic and strong. His formulation, carried out in collaboration with Abdus Salam, of the original gauge theory of quark-lepton unification, and their resulting insight that violations of baryon and lepton numbers, especially that would manifest in proton decay, are likely consequences of such a unification, provide corner stones of modern particle physics today. The suggestions of Pati and Salam of the symmetry of SU(4)-color, left-right symmetry and of the associated existence of the right-handed neutrinos now provide some of the crucial ingredients for understanding the observed masses of the neutrinos and their oscillations. For his pioneering contributions towards a "Quest for Unification", he received the Dirac Medal for the year 2000 (with Howard Georgi and Helen Quinn).

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    Michael E. Peskin

    Michael E. Peskin, Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 81
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-3250
    E-mail: mpeskin@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: Theoretical Physics
    Education B.A., 1973, Chemistry and Physics, Harvard University. Ph.D., 1978, Physics, Cornell University.
    Professional Academic History Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard University, 1977-1980; Visiting Scientist, DPhT, Centre D'Études Nucléaires, France, 1979-1980; Visiting Assistant Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 1980-1982; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1982-1986; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1986-present.
    Awards and Honors Fellow, American Physical Society.
    Research Interests Theoretical high-energy physics. Models of symmetry-breaking in the electroweak interactions, including models with supersymmetry, new dimensions of space, and other properties of superstring theory. Methods for experimental tests of these models, especially at future e+e- colliders.

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    Tor Raubenheimer

    Tor Raubenheimer, Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 66
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-2474
    E-mail: tor@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: Accelerator Physics
    Education B.S., 1985, Physics/Computer Science, Dartmouth College. Ph.D., 1992, Applied Physics, Stanford.
    Professional Academic History Research Associate, SLAC, 1991-1994; Panofsky Fellow, SLAC, 1994-1997; Visiting associate scientist, CERN, 1996-1997; Assistant Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1997-2001; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2001-2008. Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2008-present.
    Awards and Honors American Physical Society, Division of Beam Physics, Dissertation Award 1994. U.S. Particle Accelerator School Prize for Achievement in Accelerator Physics and Technology, 2001. Fellow, American Physical Society, 2001.
    Research Interests Accelerator physics; design issues in next generation linear colliders; participation in SLC operation; ion/beam-plasma instabilities in rings and linacs; effects during bunch length compression.

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    Aaron J. Rrodman

    Aaron J. Roodman, Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-2705
    E-mail: roodman@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: Dark Energy Survey
    Education B.S.,1985 California Institute of Technology; Ph.D., 1991, University of Chicago.
    Professional Academic History Research Associate, University of Chicago, 1991-1994; Research Scientist, University of Chicago, 1994-1998; Assistant Professor, SLAC PPA, Stanford, 1998-2005; Associate Professor, SLAC PPA, Stanford, 2005-2012; Professor, SLAC PPA, Stanford, 2012-present; Chair, SLAC PPA Faculty, 2009-2011; Deputy Director, KIPAC, 2011- present.
    Awards and Honors Elected to Fellowship, American Physical Society, 2013
    Research Interests Dark Energy, Wide-field optical surveys, Active Optics, Observational Cosmology with the Dark Energy Survey and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.

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    Ronald D. Ruth

    Ronald D. Ruth, Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 26
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-3390
    E-mail: rruth@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: FEL and Beam Physics
    Education B.A., 1973, Mathematics and Physics, University of Iowa. M.A., 1978, Physics; Ph.D., 1981, Physics, State University of New York.
    Professional Academic History Instructor, Department of Physics, Southern Connecticut State College, 1974-1977; Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1981-1984; Scientific Associate, CERN, 1982-1983; Staff Physicist, SLAC, Stanford, 1984-1991; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1991-1997; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1997-present; Visiting Scientific Associate, CERN, 1997-1998.
    Awards and Honors Fellow, American Physical Society.
    Research Interests Accelerator and particle beam physics; nonlinear effects; collective instabilities in storage rings and linacs; high-gradient linear acceleration; next-generation linear colliders; novel x-ray sources; laser acceleration.

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    Rafe H. Schindler

    Rafe H. Schindler, Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-3450
    E-mail: rafe@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
    Education B.A., 1974, Physics and Applied Mathematics, University of Rochester. M.A., 1975, Physics; Ph.D., 1979, Physics, Stanford.
    Professional Academic History Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford, 1979-1980; Research Associate, CERN, 1980-1982; Senior Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 1982-1985; Assistant Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1985-1991; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1991-1997; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1997-present.
    Research Interests High energy e+e- particle physics: Upsilon spectroscopy and decay with the BABAR detector. Experimental particle astrophysics: Dark Energy Survey (DES) and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). Instrumentation and technology interests: Development of a wide field mid-infrared imager for DES. Engineering and development of the LSST imager system.

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    Ariel Schwartzman

    Ariel Schwartzman, Assistant Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 95
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-2678
    E-mail: sch@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: ATLAS
    Education M.S., 1998, Physics; Ph.D., 2003, University of Buenos Aires.
    Professional Academic History R.H. Dicke Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University (DØ Experiment, Fermilab), 2003-2006; W. Panofsky Fellow (ATLAS Experiment, CERN), 2006- 2008; Assistant Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2008-present.
    Research Interests Experimental high energy physics with an emphasis on jets, missing transverse energy, b-tagging; high level trigger b-tagging; pixel detector calibration and DAQ.

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    Arthur I. Bienenstock

    Leonardo Senatore, Assistant Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-3408
    E-mail: senatore@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: KIPAC Theory
    Education Laurea in Theoretical Physics, University of Pisa, 2002; Final Diploma in Physics, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, 2003; Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006.
    Professional Academic History Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University, 2006-2010; Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 2006-2010; Assistant Professor, Physics (Stanford University) and Particle Physics and Astrophysics (SLAC), 2010-present.
    Research Interests Research focus is on particle physics and the very early Universe, the period right after the Big Bang; development of an effective field theory to describe inflation; identifying signatures of inflation that might be probed with experiments. Other research interests have included the development of improved techniques for the analysis of the cosmological data, as well as improving our understanding of eternal inflation.

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    Eva Silverstein

    Eva Silverstein, Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 81
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-2630
    E-mail: evas@Stanford.EDU
    Group: Theoretical Physics
    Education A.B., Physics, Harvard University, 1992; Ph.D., Physics, Princeton University, 1996.
    Professional Academic History Postdoctoral Associate, Rutgers University, 1996 – 1997; MacArthur Fellow, 1999; 1999 Member, Institute for Advanced Study; Associate Member, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Cosmology and Gravity program, 2004-present ; Assistant Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1997 – 2001; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2001 – 2006; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2006-present.
    Awards and Honors 1999 Sloan Fellowship and DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator Award, 1999; John D. and Catherine T. MacArther Foundatiom Fellowship, 1999; DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator Award, 1999; Bergmann Memorial Award, Israel-U.S. Binational Science Foundation, 2000.
    Research Interests High energy physics, gravity, and string theory, including: stabilization of moduli and models of the cosmological constant, mechanisms for inflation and singularity resolution, supersymmetry breaking, topology changing transitions, black hole physics, dualities and unification.

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    Su Dong

    Su Dong, Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 95
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-2284
    E-mail: sudong@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: ATLAS
    Education B.S., 1983, Physics; Ph.D., 1987, Physics, Imperial College, London University.
    Professional Academic History Research Associate, High Energy Physics Institute, Beijing, China, 1987-1988; Research Associate, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 1988-1993; Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford, 1993-1996; Assistant Professor, SLAC PPA, Stanford, 1997-2003; Associate Professor, SLAC PPA, Stanford 2004-2011; Professor, SLAC PPA, Stanford, 2011-present.
    Research Interests Experimental particle physics at ATLAS with emphasis on search for new physics beyond the Standard Model through b-jet signatures in particular. Previous experimental experience in BaBar, SLD and TASSO on physics related to heavy flavors and associated techniques such as trigger and b-tagging. Experimental instrumentation interests include pixel vertex detectors, tracking systems, and trigger and DAQ systems.

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    Sami G. Tantawi

    Sami G. Tantawi, Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 26
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-4454
    E-mail: tantawi@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: Advanced Accelerator Research
    Education B.Sc. Electrical Engineering , Cairo University , Giza, Egypt, 1984 M.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt, 1987. Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 1992.
    Professional Academic History Research Staff Member, SLAC, Stanford, 1992-2002; Assistant Professor, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt, 1994-1996; Associate Professor, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt, 2000-2002; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2002-2012; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2012 - present.
    Awards and Honors U.S. Particle Accelerator School Prize for Achievement in Accelerator Physics and Technology, 2003; Fellow, American Physical Society.
    Research Interests High power rf systems and components for advanced particle accelerators, in particular high gradient accelerator for future linear colliders.

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    Risa Wechsler

    Risa Wechsler, Associate Professor

    Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 926-3310
    E-mail: risa@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
    Group: KIPAC Theory
    Education S.B., 1996, Physics, MIT; Ph.D. 2001, Physics, UC Santa Cruz.
    Professional Academic History Research Fellow, University of Michigan, 2001-2003; Hubble Fellow, University of Chicago, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, 2003-2006; Assistant Professor, Stanford Physics, SLAC, KIPAC, 2006-2013; Associate Professor, Stanford Physics, SLAC, KIPAC, 2013 - present.
    Awards and Honors Fermi Fellowship, Enrico Fermi Institute, 2003 – 2005; Hubble Fellowship, NASA/STScI, 2003 – 2006; Arthur H. Compton Lecturer, Enrico Fermi Institute, Spring 2005; Terman Fellow, Stanford, 2006-2008; Hellman Faculty Scholar, Stanford, 2008.
    Research Interests Theoretical Cosmology and Astrophysics; Galaxy formation and properties, large-scale structure, galaxy clusters, history and structure of dark-matter halos, cosmological constraints, dark matter and dark energy.

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