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Study Of Quarks And Gluons At Very High Energy

STUDY OF QUARKS AND GLUONS AT VERY HIGH ENERGY

CREDIT OFFERED: PHSX 501(plan on 3 hours of work per week per credit hour)

SALARY OFFERED: Yes, rate negotiable 

CONTACT PERSON:  Michael J. Murray, 4073 Malott, 4-3949, cell 550-8835 or mjmurray@ku.edu

PREREQUISITE COURSES: PHSX 211 or equivalent

DESIRED SKILLS: C++, familiarity with unix

DESCRIPTION OF JOB:  ONE OR MORE OF FOLLOWING TASKS:

We have built a calorimeter for the CMS experiment in Geneva, Switzerland. Soon we will start to use it to understand very high energy proton proton and lead lead colllisions.  We are also working on an upgrade to our calorimeter. We need to make a virtual model of this detector in order to make the best possible design. If you like to get your hands dirty, you could also work on construction of the detector or design of electronics.  We are also working on understanding how the strange quark is affected by a high density of up quarks. Finally we are looking into the nuclear signatures of large comets hitting the earth.