Dr. Richard St. Denis

Contact Information

Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ
U. K.

Personal Biography

I have been in Glasgow since December 1997 having previously worked at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich, Harvard University and the University of Illinois. My research has taken me to work at Fermilab (USA), DESY (Hamburg) and CERN (Geneva).

Research interests

I work in Experimental Particle Physics. I am a member of the CDF experiment. We are in hot in pursuit of the Higgs. For details on CDF, start at our local web site.

Some useful CDF links: Glasgow CDF Analysis

The main work now is on the Higgs and we closing in on CDF and preparing on the Atlas experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, to explore the origin of mass and the forces which control nature. For technical details on ATLAS, start at our local web site.

Previously I worked with the Heavy Flavours and talked in 1999 at the UK Phenomenology Workshop on Collider Physics in Durham. Also worked on ALEPH ALEPH Detector at CERN on the LEP accelerator . I was also involved in e-science and worked on the CDF version of the SAM (Sequential Access through Metadata) Project. The original SAM was developed for the D0 experiment and being considered by the GridPP collaboration as a first working example of a DataGrid.

Current teaching lecture courses

Other Teaching matters

Here is a postscript version of Andrew Long's memo about graduate student presentations for people who have finished first year and are starting second year.

Public Understanding of Science

I have been working to explain the reasearch we do. I have given a talk to 100 high school teachers at the Edgar Luescher Physics Seminar in Zwiesel (Germany) in March 1998. In Glasgow I run a particle physics masterclass that runs in various times at the university. For a taste of what we do, try the Particle Physics event quiz for yourself! You can also look at photos of the masterclass in March, 1998.
Lots of Aleph pictures here
See the construction of ALEPH in movies here

Recent Publications

Vertex 97 Proceedings.