Graham W. Wilson


Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kansas

Research Field:    Experimental High Energy Physics
Office:                   Malott Hall, Room 5071 
Phone:                    (785) 864-5231 
Fax:                        (785) 864-5262 
Mailing Address:  Malott Hall, Room 1082, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Lawrence, KS 66045 

I conduct research in experimental high energy physics with collider experiments. My focus has been on the D0 experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron proton anti-proton collider since joining KU in 2001. My D0 work has been with the fiber tracker and its trigger, and my physics involvement has centered on electroweak physics and the search for the Higgs. Much of my career has been with the OPAL experiment at the CERN LEP collider studying electroweak physics and searching for new phenomena with electron-positron collisions. I am also very much committed to realizing a future electron-positron collider such as ILC. This is the kind of machine which is ideal for precision measurement and thus understanding of kinematically accessible new particles such as the Higgs. I have worked extensively on developing the physics case, and am participating in detector R&D for linear colliders including with the CALICE calorimetry experiment and the preparation of the experimental program with the International Large Detector concept (ILD).
Data-taking for D0 and the Tevatron has now come to an end. I am moving my main hadron collider research efforts to the CMS experiment at the LHC. I re-joined CMS at the start of 2012, twenty years after signing the CMS Letter of Intent! Physics interests are focussed on medium-term opportunities related to 14 TeV running. My initial detector emphasis is on the High Level Trigger (HLT) for muons.

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Recent Invited Plenary Talks
"D0 Higgs Results and Tevatron Higgs Combination" BEACH 2012 Conference, July 2012, Wichita, KS, USA.
"Searches for New Physics Beyond the Standard Model at the Tevatron" APS April Meeting, April 2012, Atlanta, GA, USA.
"Particle Flow Calorimetry for Linear Collider Detectors" American Linear Collider Physics Group (ALCPG) Workshop, March 2011, Eugene, OR, USA.
"Diboson Measurements at the Tevatron" Hadron Collider Physics Conference (HCP2010), August 2010, Toronto, Canada.
"Status and Progress of the ILD Detector Concept" International Linear Collider Workshop 2008, LCWS08, November 2008, UIC, Chicago IL, USA.
"Top and Electroweak Physics at the Tevatron" APS April Meeting, April 2008, St. Louis, MO, USA.
"Physics with the International Linear Collider" Aspen Winter Conference, February 2006, Aspen, CO, USA.
"Supersymmetry Searches at the Tevatron" Particles, Strings and Cosmology 2005, May 2005, Gyeongju, Korea.
"Detector Designs with Large Volume Gaseous Tracking" American Linear Collider Physics Group (ALCPG) Workshop, July 2004, Victoria, Canada.

Recent Workshop Contributions
"Investigating In-Situ Center-of-Mass Energy Determination with mu+ mu- (gamma) Events" ECFA LC2013 European Linear Collider Workshop, May 2013, Hamburg, Germany.
"ILD Detector Performance" ILC and More Workshop, May 2013, Como, Italy.
"Prospects for Precision W-Mass Measurements at ILC" Snowmass Energy Frontier Workshop, April 2013, Brookaven National Lab, Upton, NY, USA.
"Experimental Aspects of Precision W-Mass Measurements at High-Luminosity and Highly Polarizable Lepton Colliders" Snowmass Energy Frontier Electroweak Workshop, Feburary 2013, Duke University, NC, USA.
"Beam Polarization Measurement Using Single Bosons with Missing Energy" International Linear Collider Workshop, October 2012, Arlington, TX, USA.
"Improving Photon Parameter Estimation Using Shower Fitting" International Linear Collider Workshop, September 2011, Granada, Spain
"Measuring and Modelling the Light Response of Pixellated Photon Detectors with Significant Photon-Induced Correlated Noise" International Linear Collider Workshop, September 2011, Granada, Spain
"Event-Specific Hadronic Event Reconstruction" International Workshop on Linear Colliders, October 2010, Geneva, Switzerland
"Towards Jet Specific Energy Resolution: Investigating pi0 Mass-Constrained Fits" Linear Collider Workshop of the Americas, October 2009, Albuquerque, NM, USA (with B. van Doren)

Recent Seminars
"Enabling Precision W and Z Physics at ILC with In-Situ Center-of-Mass Energy Measurements" ILC@DESY Project Meeting, June 2014, Hamburg, Germany.
"Revisiting W Mass Measurement from a Polarized Threshold Scan at ILC" KU High Energy Physics Seminar, February 20th, 2014.

Recent Colloquium
"Precisely Exploring Higgs-Scale Physics with the ILC" KU Physics Colloquium, September 16th, 2013.

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