|5125 Broida Hall
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9530
This spring finds me finishing up my 6th year of grad school in the UCSB high energy physics group, under the careful tutelage of Professor Rolly Morrison. My advisor from 1995-1999, Professor Mike Witherell, left UCSB in July 1999 to become Fermilab's fourth director.
The CLEO Collaboration
My primary project is analyzing data from the Cornell CLEO II experiment. You can browse a somewhat technical writeup of my thesis work, Partial Reconstruction of B0 --> Ds(*)+ D*- and B+ --> Ds(*)+ D**0 , in this PostScript file. Now that the CLEO collaboration has approved a Physical Review D article for publication, the preprint will be posted to xxx.lanl.gov as soon as one last systematic error is subdued. In the meantime I'm finishing my thesis with an eye towards defending in mid-August, 2000.
Other professors in the UCSB CLEO group include Jeff Richman, and Harry Nelson.
From 1997-1999 I worked on the Silicon Vertex Detector (sometimes called the Silicon Vertex Tracker) for the BaBar experiment at the SLAC B-Factory. The professors in the UCSB Babar group are Jeff Richman and Claudio Campagnari.
Most of my effort involved maintaining, using, and upgrading our beloved SVT test stand, so here is a link to the test stand software page.
I hail originally from Sherwood, Oregon, a small town about 20 miles southwest of Portland, and am the oldest of six children.
My undergraduate education occurred at the University of Notre Dame, where I majored in physics and finished 3 credits shy of a second major in philosophy. I graduated in May, 1994.
When opportunity arises, I enjoy hiking and occasional mountain biking in the Santa Ynez and San Rafael mountains near Santa Barbara. I also frequent the UCSB student Catholic parish, St. Marks. If you think you might be interested in getting involved at St. Marks, feel free to contact me with any questions.
Three years ago fate granted me a companion of rare and gracious beauty. Here Denise and I play American tourists at the Louvre, and here we wander the gardens of Versailles. There's a marriage scheduled for July 29, 2000, after which we'll be forced to find jobs and move on from the isolation of grad school.