What are the smallest particles that make up all of the matter in the universe? How do these particles interact with each other to create everything that we see? These are the basic questions that concern the field of particle physics (also known as high energy physics). By studying these questions we develop the ability to explain and understand the way that the universe was created and how it is evolving.
Here at the University of Kansas, a diverse research team that includes theorists and experimentalists is enlisting multiple schemes for studying particles and their interactions. The experimentalists are participating in a number of collaborative research studies that go by names like CLEO, CMS, D0, and ILC. The professors, post-docs and students help in building the detectors, writing the software, and looking for different processes in the data. The theorists are generating new ideas and predicting new phenomena to look for. The group also works on some major educational outreach activities.
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