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  • MIT Department of Physics
    Directory Pappalardo Fellows Directory Postdoctoral Scholars Departmental Committees Society of Physics Students Physics Graduate Student Council Undergraduate Women in Physics Graduate Women in Physics Alumni and Friends Events Events Upcoming Events Pappalardo Fellowships Symposium Colloquium Schedule Department Calendar Boston Area Physics Calendar Other Physics Events Giving Giving Giving to Physics Alumni Friends Profiles physics mit Green Center for Physics Pappalardo Fellowships MIT Alumni Association Policies People Faculty Directory Academic Staff Directory Administrative Staff Directory Pappalardo Fellows Directory Postdoctoral Scholars Departmental Committees Society of Physics Students Physics Graduate Students Council Undergraduate Women in Physics Graduate Women in Physics MIT Association of Postdoctoral Scholars Alumni Friends Faculty JOSHUA N WINN Associate Professor of Physics EMAIL jwinn mit edu PHONE 617 258 5928 FAX 617 253 9798 OFFICE 37 664B ASSISTANT Thea Paneth 617 253 3718 RELATED LINKS Personal Home Page MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics Space Research Area of Physics Astrophysics Stars Planets Optical Observations Research Interests Josh Winn is a physicist and astronomer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology His research goals are to explore the properties of planets around other stars understand how planets form and evolve and make progress on the age old question of whether there are other planets capable of supporting life His group uses optical and infrared telescopes to study exoplanetary systems especially those in which the star and planet eclipse one another He was a member of the NASA Kepler team and is now Deputy Science Director of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite a NASA mission scheduled for launch in 2017 Over the years he and his group have also pursued topics in stellar astronomy planetary dynamics radio interferometry gravitational lensing and photonic bandgap materials Biographical Sketch Josh Winn is from Deerfield Illinois He graduated from MIT in 1994 with S B and S M

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  • MIT Department of Physics
    Visit MIT Physics MIT Facts How To GaMIT Get Around MIT Exploring Cambridge Boston Current Students Current Students Undergraduate Graduate Academic Integrity Handbook Student Resources Honors Awards Subjects Subjects First Year Subjects Current Subjects Current Subjects Office Hours All Subjects Academic Calendar Course 8 Catalog Physics on OCW Research Research Research Areas Affiliated Labs Centers Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics People People Faculty Directory Academic Staff Directory Administrative Staff Directory Pappalardo Fellows Directory Postdoctoral Scholars Departmental Committees Society of Physics Students Physics Graduate Student Council Undergraduate Women in Physics Graduate Women in Physics Alumni and Friends Events Events Upcoming Events Pappalardo Fellowships Symposium Colloquium Schedule Department Calendar Boston Area Physics Calendar Other Physics Events Giving Giving Giving to Physics Alumni Friends Profiles physics mit Green Center for Physics Pappalardo Fellowships MIT Alumni Association Policies People Faculty Directory Academic Staff Directory Administrative Staff Directory Pappalardo Fellows Directory Postdoctoral Scholars Departmental Committees Society of Physics Students Physics Graduate Students Council Undergraduate Women in Physics Graduate Women in Physics MIT Association of Postdoctoral Scholars Alumni Friends Academic Staff Peter Dourmashkin Senior Lecturer Name Peter Dourmashkin Title s Senior Lecturer Email padour mit edu Phone 617 258 8981 Address Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts

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  • MIT Department of Physics
    We know very well that particles have masses but have not yet been able to show experimentally through which mechanism it happens Therefore we will need to find a missing particle the Higgs boson which we believe is responsible for the fact that all particles have mass The quest for the Higgs boson is presently my main research objective In experimental particle physics we make use of Einstein s fundamental observation that mass m and energy E can be converted into each other through a simple constant c 2 E mc 2 This means the higher the energy in the particle collision the higher the mass of the particles we can produce As a rule of thumb the particles we are looking for like the Higgs boson are of high mass and thus the higher the energy the more discovery potential the collision has Another feature of particle collisions is that the higher the particle s mass the rarer its production Thus it is very important to have intense particle beams to increase the number of collisions we can produce and analyze in a given amount of time For my research I am recording and analyzing data of high energy proton proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider LHC at CERN Geneva Switzerland With the LHC the energy and intensity frontiers make a quantum leap forward with the collision energy increasing by a factor of seven while the intensity increases by two orders of magnitude with respect to the most powerful existing machine the Tevatron at Fermilab There is no certainty of what is going to happen but I believe we are at the brink of something big as collisions at the LHC are about to open a door to truly uncharted territory Biographical Sketch Education 1985 87 Soldier at

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  • MIT Department of Physics
    Faculty Directory Academic Staff Directory Administrative Staff Directory Pappalardo Fellows Directory Postdoctoral Scholars Departmental Committees Society of Physics Students Physics Graduate Student Council Undergraduate Women in Physics Graduate Women in Physics Alumni and Friends Events Events Upcoming Events Pappalardo Fellowships Symposium Colloquium Schedule Department Calendar Boston Area Physics Calendar Other Physics Events Giving Giving Giving to Physics Alumni Friends Profiles physics mit Green Center for Physics Pappalardo Fellowships MIT Alumni Association Policies People Faculty Directory Academic Staff Directory Administrative Staff Directory Pappalardo Fellows Directory Postdoctoral Scholars Departmental Committees Society of Physics Students Physics Graduate Students Council Undergraduate Women in Physics Graduate Women in Physics MIT Association of Postdoctoral Scholars Alumni Friends Faculty SCOTT A HUGHES Professor of Physics EMAIL sahughes mit edu PHONE 617 258 8523 OFFICE 37 626C ASSISTANT Thea Paneth 617 253 3718 RELATED LINKS MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research LIGO Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory LISA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna Area of Physics Compact Objects Gravitation Research Interests Professor Hughes research is in astrophysical general relativity focusing in particular upon black holes and gravitational wave sources Some questions which drive his present work are What measurements can be made to test in detail the hypothesis that massive black hole candidates are in fact the black holes of general relativity What can we learn about the cosmic evolution of black holes and the structures that host them from future space based gravitational wave measurements Can we design a network of ground based detectors to optimally measure the characteristics of important gravitational wave sources Much of this work involves the use and sometimes the abuse of general relativistic perturbation theory Biographical Sketch Professor Hughes attended Cornell University as an undergraduate earning a B A in Physics in 1993 He received his Ph D in Physics from

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  • MIT Department of Physics
    to Physics Alumni Friends Profiles physics mit Green Center for Physics Pappalardo Fellowships MIT Alumni Association Policies People Faculty Directory Academic Staff Directory Administrative Staff Directory Pappalardo Fellows Directory Postdoctoral Scholars Departmental Committees Society of Physics Students Physics Graduate Students Council Undergraduate Women in Physics Graduate Women in Physics MIT Association of Postdoctoral Scholars Alumni Friends Faculty ULRICH BECKER Professor of Physics Emeritus EMAIL becker lns mit edu PHONE 617 253 5822 OFFICE 44 123B ASSISTANT Charles Suggs 617 253 8363 RELATED LINKS MIT LNS Drift Gas R D Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer AMS Area of Physics High Energy Physics Research Interests Professor Becker s research interests include Experimental high energy physics How matter is created from energy Periodic System behind the masses of leptons and quarks The role of force carriers the related Vector mesons photon rho omega phi J Z0 Is there Anti Matter left from the big bang What particles constitute Dark Matter Starting at DESY Hamburg Germany Professor Becker s research first focused on the complex nature of the photon He showed that all Vector mesons behave like heavy photons i e display diffraction and convert back to virtual photons In search for more of such spin 1 particles he was involved in the discovery of the J particle which started the field of charmed matter and later evidence for the Gluon Presently Prof Becker primarily works on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer AMS searching for Anti and Dark matter from space using a TRD to isolate positrons He also develops new particle detectors for the next Linear Collider using the MIT Cyclotron as a magnet Biographical Sketch Professor Becker studied GeV photon interactions for his Ph D received in 1968 from the University of Hamburg Germany He joined MIT in 1969 as an Assistant Professor and designed

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  • MIT Department of Physics
    617 253 7800 OFFICE 26 505 ASSISTANT Elsye Luc 617 452 2556 RELATED LINKS MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science Relativistic Heavy Ion Group Area of Physics Experimental Nuclear Particle Physics High Energy Physics Research Interests Professor Wyslouch is studying the interactions between subatomic particles by looking at the very energetic collisions of heavy ions He and his colleagues are studying extremely hot and dense states of nuclear matter Professor Wyslouch conducts experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva Switzerland He is one of the founders and leaders of the heavy ion program in the CMS experiment one of the large multipurpose particle detectors at LHC The results from the first runs of LHC show among others that the hot plasma strongly suppresses production of high energy jets and it redistributes the jet energy among slow particles The CMS group also discovered surprisingly strong collective effects in ion ion collisions but also proton proton and proton ion collision The detailed investigations of these phenomena will last likely for the next several years with LHC planning to increase energy and intensity of the beams Before joining CMS Professor Wyslouch conducted multiple high energy and nuclear physics experiments at CERN and at Brookhaven National Laboratory RHIC facility Professor Wyslouch is interested in the computational aspects of nuclear and high energy experiments as well as the development of trigger algorithms for these experiments Biographical Sketch After completing his undergraduate work in Physics at the University of Warsaw in 1981 Professor Wyslouch began his association with MIT first as a doctoral student where he earned a Ph D in Physics in 1987 In the same year he became a postdoctoral fellow at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics CERN in Geneva Switzerland From 1990 he was a Research Associate with MIT s

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  • MIT Department of Physics
    the present knowledge of solid state physics is the inability to describe the properties of systems composed of many quantum particles which strongly interact with each other The delicate interplay between the constituents of these correlated electron systems involving the magnetic charge orbital and lattice degrees of freedom leads to a variety of exotic phases such as high T c superconductivity and colossal magneto resistance Specific areas currently under investigation include The interplay between spin and charge density wave order with the superconductivity in the high T c cuprates Metal insulator transitions and magnetic phases in novel transition metal oxides Quantum phase transitions in geometrically frustrated spin systems To study these his group employs both microscopic probes neutron and synchrotron X ray scattering and macroscopic techniques thermodynamic and transport measurements The scattering techniques are uniquely powerful probes of the collective behavior allowing for detailed studies of the many body response function In combination with crystal growth they have a fairly exhaustive effort for discovering and understanding new states of matter in condensed matter physics Keywords Neutron and Synchrotron X ray Scattering Thermodynamic Measurements Single Crystal Growth Correlated Electron Systems High Temperature Superconductivity Frustrated Spin Systems Quantum Phase Transitions Biographical Sketch Professor Lee joined the Department of Physics as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2001 and in July 2006 he was named to the Mark Hyman Jr Career Development Professorship He received a B A with High Honors in Physics from Princeton University in 1993 He completed his Ph D degree at MIT in 2000 His doctoral thesis was entitled Neutron Scattering Study of the Magnetism and Structural Phases of Superconducting La 2 CuO 4 y From 1999 to 2001 he was an NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate at the NIST Center for Neutron Research studying the lattice dynamics and

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  • MIT Department of Physics
    gravitation and cosmology Research Teaching and Administrative Interests Ed Bertschinger is Professor of Physics at MIT He is a theoretical astrophysicist whose work focuses on cosmology gravitation and relativistic astrophysics As a member of the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research he leads a research program studying dark energy and dark matter He and his research students from high school to postdoctoral investigate the formation of cosmic structure after the big bang the physics of dark matter both in the early universe and in forming galaxies the physics of gravitation in general relativity and alternative theories and the physical processes governing matter and radiation close to black holes His group uses a combination of analytical computational and statistical methods Professor Bertschinger is passionate about education He enjoys teaching a wide range of undergraduate and graduate classes in general physics relativity and cosmology In 2002 he received the Physics Department s Buechner Teaching Prize for his undergraduate and graduate classes in general relativity He also loves mentoring research students His students at the high school and undergraduate level have won national prizes for their work including First Prize in the Intel Science Talent Search His former PhD students have been appointed to the faculties of Harvard Princeton UC Berkeley Columbia the Institute for Advanced Study and other fine organizations As Physics Department Head from 2007 2013 Ed Bertschinger set a goal to make MIT not only the top ranked university for science and engineering but also to make it one of the best places to work and study for everyone He feels strongly that more must be done to increase diversity and inclusion within the university and the profession Excellence demands searching from the widest possible sources to draw talent that talent must then be nurtured with effective mentoring

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