|University of Wisconsin
Department of Physics
1150 University Avenue
Madison WI 53706
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Research Office Building, Rooms 104, 105
MS 34, P.O.Box 4349, Stanford, CA 94309
We are part of the UW High Energy Physics group working on the BaBar experiment at SLAC laboratory in Stanford. Our scientific interest is in the study of fundamental particles. We currently work on the study of short lived particles called B-mesons that are being produced profusely in electron-positron collisions at the SLAC B-Factory. The BaBar experiment at SLAC is studying physics of B and its anti-particle (B-Bar) meson decays, with the aim of understanding asymmetries in their behavior. Understanding these asymmetries may explain the predominance of matter over anti-matter in our Universe. Our group is especially interested in the study of rare B decays, which have sensitivity to new high energy phenomena.
Prof. Prepost and Dr. Band are working on various aspects of the International Linear Collider. Prof. Prepost is involved in the development of polarized electron source for the ILC. Dr. Band is the system manager for the muon sub-detector for the SiD detector for the ILC.
In the period 1983-2000, our group was involved in the study of electro-weak parameters and other Z boson physics using the SLD detector at SLAC. In the period 1989-2000, we studied deep-inelastic scattering using polarized electrons and targets in the experiments E155/155X etc.. In the period 1976-1986, we studied electron-positron collisions at SLAC PEP facility using MAC detector, for which Prof. R. Prepost was the spokesman. In the period 1972-1976, we studied photoproduction of mesons in fixed target experiments at SLAC.
Our group is primarily based at SLAC laboratory in Stanford. All the students and the scientists live in the Bay Area. The faculty shuttle between the San Fransisco Bay Area and Madison during the semesters, and are based at SLAC during breaks.