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Philip S. Baringer

Professor
On Sabbatical Spring 2017
Primary office:
785-864-3953
4075 Malott Hall


Professional Background:

Professor, University of Kansas (1999-present)
Visiting Associate Professor, Univ. of Michigan (1994-1995)
Associate Professor, University of Kansas (1993-1999)
Assistant Professor, Univ. of Kansas (1988-1993)
Research Associate, Purdue University, (1985-1988)
Research Associate, Indiana University, (1985)

Education:

Ph.D. in Physics, Indiana University, (1985)
M.S. in Physics, Indiana University, (1981)
B.S. in Physics, Indiana University, (1979)

Honors and Awards:

2003 Steeples Award for Service to Kansans
2003 - 2004 Kemper Award for Teachng Excellence
1997 Department Undergraduate Teaching Award
2000-2001 CTE Excellence in Teaching Award, chosen by the Graduate students in Physics & Astronomy

Research Interests:

My research interest is in experimental particle physics (also known as high energy physics). I am a member of the CMS collaboration, which is an international group that is operating at experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. I have been studying ways in which the top quark is produced for some time, starting with earlier work I did with the D0 collaboration at Fermilab. Now that the Higgs boson has been found, I am looking at ways in which the Higgs particle interacts with the top quark.

Teaching

I have been involved in efforts to flip the introductory physics classes, especially the first semester of the calculus-based sequence. I also team-teach a class that uses science fiction and non-fiction works to explore the effects of science and technology on society.

Teaching Interests

  • Physics
  • Introductory physics
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Science and technology

Research

My research interest is in experimental particle physics (also known as high energy physics). I am a member of the CMS collaboration, which is an international group that is operating an experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. I have been studying ways in which the top quark is produced for some time, starting with earlier work I did with the D0 collaboration at Fermilab. Now that the Higgs boson has been found, I am looking at ways in which the Higgs particle interacts with the top quark.

Research Interests

  • Experimental particle physics
  • High energy physics
  • Hadron collider physics

Service

I am very interested in communicating science to a general audience. I am on the board of Kansas Citizens for Science and am past president of KU's Sigma Xi chapter. I am also the lead faculty mentor for KU's QuarkNet center that connects our particle physics research group with area high school physics teachers and students.


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