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Honored to have been nominated twice for the 2020 HOPE Award

Two of my recent former students nominated me for an Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence (HOPE) award. As described on the award’s website: “Each year since 1998, Residence Life and Student Housing (RLSH) has encouraged students living on campus to honor their outstanding professors by nominating them for the HOPE Professor of the Year Award. HOPE […]

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Thanks to Highland Park High School for their Science and Technology Festival!

I am very pleased to have been invited this year to speak at the annual Highland Park High School Science and Technology Festival. I spoke with three periods of students about the life of a traveling particle physicist and what it meant (both from a personal and professional perspective) to discover the Higgs particle. Thanks […]

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Getting Ready for the April American Physical Society Meeting

A small group of Division of Particles and Fields Program Committee members went to Washington D.C. to sort abstracts and create sessions for the April American Physical Society Meeting. It’s always great to do some good for the field while reconnecting with colleagues.

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Congratulations to Matthew Feickert on his successful PhD defense!

Congratulations to Matthew Feickert on his successful PhD defense! — I am so proud of Matthew, who successfully defended his PhD thesis on the study of the Higgs, at high momentum, using the bottom-quark final state of its decay. Matthew will now move forward in the field into a post-doctoral position at the University of […]

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Jared Burleson Receives Inaugural US ATLAS SUPER Award

Congratulations to Jared Burleson on earning an SMU Hamilton Research Award and one of the inaugural US ATLAS SUPER awards! — SMU physics major and undergraduate researcher, Jared Burleson, earned a summer SMU Hamilton Research Scholar award and an inaugural US ATLAS SUPER (Summer Undergraduate Program for Exceptional Researchers) award. The Hamilton award is matched […]