High Energy / Cosmology

High Energy Physics

Group Leader

Group Members

Research Interests

  • High energy experimental particle physics
  • Fundamental particles and their interactions
  • Proton-antiproton collisions at the Fermilab Tevatron
  • Preparations for the ATLAS experiment at CERN
  • High performance computing, data handling and processing (WestGrid)
  • High energy proton-proton collisions (ATLAS at CERN)

Research Summary

The High Energy Physics Group at Simon Fraser University is interested in hadron collider physics at the highest available energies. We wish to probe matter at the smallest scales to better understand nature's fundamental constituents and interactions. 

The experimental particle physics group is playing a leading role in both DØ and ATLAS. Dugan O'Neil is the founding spokesman of the Canadian DØ collaboration, while Mike Vetterli is the computing coordinator for ATLAS-Canada. Prof. Vetterli is also a founding principal investigator of WestGrid, a network of high-perfomance computing facilities in Western Canada and the project leader for the ATLAS Tier-1 data analysis center at TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics. Recently, we have been joined by Bernd Stelzer, who is involved in single top and Higgs searches as part of the CDF collaboration and is also preparing for first data at ATLAS.