Sridhara Rao Dasu
University of Wisconsin
Department of Physics
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I am a professor of physics in the Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin. I work with the UW High Energy Physics group, on CMS experiment at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. My scientific interest is in the study of fundamental particles. The physics adventure of CMS has just begun with study of highest energy collisions of high energy protons created using LHC. We have already firmly established the Standard Model of particle physics at the 7 TeV scale and have begun to look for new physics contributions at these unprecedented energies. These experiments are expected to answer unresolved questions about the current standard theory of matter and energy, and enable an even deeper level of knowledge about fundamental interactions in nature in the coming years.
Until recently, I worked on the BaBar experiment at the SLAC laboratory in Stanford, California. There we studied short lived particles called B-mesons that were produced profusely in electron-positron collisions at the SLAC B-Factory. The BaBar experiment at SLAC is now completing studies of physics of B and its anti-particle (B-Bar) meson decays, with the aim of understanding asymmetries in their behavior and their rare decays. My group's focus was on the measurement of rare B decay processes, primarily to search for new physics contributions to those processes. Our measurements resulted in strict limits on the level of new physics contributions to flavor physics.
In the past, I participated in ZEUS and SLAC fixed target experiments, which measured proton structure and other strong interaction physics, and in SLD experiment which made precision measurements of the Standard Model parameters.
My day-to-day work involves teaching, supervision of students, postdocs and staff, physics data analysis, low and high level trigger algorithm development, detector simulations and trigger electronics design. In addition to the work at the CMS experiment in Geneva, my group operates a large computing center, UW Tier-2, in Madison for the benefit of CMS physics community.