Robert J. Wilson OFFICE: Room D205,
Professor of Physics
PHONE: (970) 491-5033, FAX (970) 491-7947
HEP Group, Department of Physics,
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523
Research Interests - Experimental High Energy
(Tokai-to-Kamioka) Neutrino Oscillation Experiment. T2K is an intense neutrino beam produced in a facility on the
east coast of Japan directed at the 50-kton Super-Kamiokande detector,
1000 m underground and 295 km away. I helped to design and build
the Pi-Zero Detector (P0D) part of the Near Detector complex (ND280) for this experiment.
Experiment (LBNE). Proposal to direct a 700
kW - 2 MW neutrino beam from Fermi
National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago, through the Earth's crust, to a
300-kton detector, 1300 km away and 5000 feet deep in the
Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL)
in Lead, South Dakota. Currently I lead the collaboration Physics Working
Photodetector Studies. Investigating the
proporties of photosensors for high energy physics applications, especially
solid state pixelated Geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes.
Investigating the physics potential and design of a future Underground
Nucleon Decay and Neutrino Oscillation (UNO) experiment
BaBar experiment at the
facility at SLAC. I worked on BaBar for many years - helping to develop the
innovative DIRC particle ID system from early prototypes.
I was the Project Manager and Deputy Spokesperson for the Henderson
Underground Science and Engineering Project (HUSEP) Collaboration, that
received one of only two awards award from the National Science Foundation to
develop a conceptual design for a Deep Underground Science and Engineering
Laboratory (DUSEL). In summer 2007 our
proposal was declined in favor of the Homestake site in South
International Linear Collider ILC. Particle ID and
experiment at the SLAC Linear Collider (SLC). Designed
and built the single-electron sensitive PWC for the endcap CRID (Cherenkov Ring
Imaging Chamber). Electroweak parameter measurements and strange particle
I was a post doc at SLAC Group C working on the Anomalous Single Photon
experiment at the Positron Electron Project (PEP) colliding
beams synchrotron. Set limits on SUSY particle masses (photinos and scalar
electrons, and set limti on number of light neutrino species).
PhD thesis experiment was the High Resolution Spectrometer (HRS) at the
Positron Electron Project (PEP) colliding
beams synchrotron. "Search for Scalar Electrons"
of the P0D at JPARC
Bob at SLAC.
High Energy Physics Explained:
A nice summary of High Energy Physics can be found here courtesy of the
Fermi National Lab just outside of Chicago.
- Fall 2009, Spring 2010 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I
- Fall 2006,'07,'08 and Spring-2007,'08,'09: PH141 Physics
for Scientists and Engineers I
- Spring-2005: PH361 Classical Thermodynamics
- Spring-2004: PH561 Elementary Particle Physics
- Spring-2002,'03 and Fall-2002,'03: PH142 Physics for
Scientists and Engineers II
- Fall-2001: PH121 General Physics I
- Spring-2000: PH325 Advanced Lab
- Spring-2000: PH492 Senior Seminar
- Fall-1999: PH353: Optics & Waves