Gene Stowe | Sept. 18, 2013 | Notre Dame College of Science
University of Notre Dame high-energy physicists have received a $2.4 million, three-year award from the National Science Foundation to continue their work on the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) experiment on campus and at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The group’s work includes physics analysis central to the recent Higgs boson discovery.
The award is an increase of more than 10 percent above the group’s previous award, at a time when the NSF’s overall particle physics budget has been reduced by about 12 percent. “This grant renewal recognizes the accomplishments we’ve already made in CMS and will enable us to do even more,” said Mitchell Wayne, a principal investigator in the group. Other principal investigators are Michael Hildreth, Colin Jessop and Kevin Lannon. Randy Ruchti is a senior member of the group.