UNM Collider Physics Group

Research Goals

Our primary goal is an improved understanding of heavy quark bound states. These studies increase our understanding of the strong force, one of the four fundamental forces of nature. They may also contribute to the discovery of physics beyond the Standard Model. This work requires that we collect and analyze data at the Large Hadron Collider and other experimental facilities. It also requires us to design, construct, and test state-of-the-art particle tracking detectors, interconnects, and electronics. The instrumentation may ultimately be incorporated into medical imaging or security verification systems that would benefit the greater society.