I am an professor in the Laboratory for Elementary Particle Physics (aka LEPP), a part of CLASSE and the Cornell Physics Department. My physics interest lie in particle physics, what we callthe energy frontier. See, for instance, interaction.org, a web site about particle physics, or Particle People for some blogging particle physicists.

I am a collaborator in the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC in Geneva, Switzerland. I am also a past collaborator in the CDF experiment at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, IL. Long ago, I worked on the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO), work that ended up in Art McDonald being awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics and the collaboration (including myself) being awarded the 2015 Fundemantal Physics Breakthrough Prize.

In addition to evaluating the data collected by CMS for evidence of new physics, such as dark matter or novel properties of the Higgs Boson, my group focuses on the experimental challenge of the trigger. Data from the LHC comes like water from a fire hose, and it is the job of the trigger to find just those drops that are interesting and exciting, before the water hits the group. See this conference proceeding about our current hardware project for the HL-LHC upgrade of the LHC.

To learn more about what I do, see a public presentation I gave at an event marking the start of the Large Hadron Collider on September 9, 2008. You can also see an even older this powerpoint presentation (or PDF) that I gave to REU students in 2006.

I am also an avid amateur photographer, though I no longer post to flickr much.

If you are trying to schedule a meeting with me, send me email. See my address below.