Alfred T. Goshaw, James B. Duke Professor  

Alfred T. Goshaw

Office Location: 277 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-2584
Email Address: goshaw@phy.duke.edu
Web Page: http://fds.duke.edu/db/aas/Physics/faculty/goshaw

Specialties:
Experimental high energy physics

Education:
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1966

Research Categories: Experimental elementary particle physics, instrumentation

Research Description: Professor Goshaw current research is focused on the study of Nature's most massive particles, the W and Z bosons (carriers of the weak force), the top quark (discovered in 1994) and the Higgs boson (discovered in 2012). These studies have been carried out at the Fermilab Tevatron collider using the CDF detector and the CERN Large Hadron Collider using the ATLAS detector. Current studies concentrate on measurements of the tri-linear coupling among the photon, W boson and Z boson, as tests of the non-abelian character of the electroweak force carriers, and measurments of propoerties of the Higgs boson.

His research in the next five years will be focused on searches for phenomena beyond those predicted by the Standard Model, using precision measurements of the production of high energy photons, leptons and penetrating neutral particles such as neutrinos. In 2015, this research will be carried out at the high energy frontier using the ATLAS detector with proton-proton collisions at 13 TeV.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abdallah, J; Abdinov, O; Aben, R; Abolins, M; AbouZeid, OS; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abreu, R; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Adamczyk, L; Adams, DL; Adelman, J; Adomeit, S; Adye, T; Affolder, AA; Agatonovic-Jovin, T; Agricola, J; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Ahlen, SP; Ahmadov, F; Aielli, G; Akerstedt, H; Åkesson, TPA; Akimov, AV; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albrand, S; Alconada Verzini, MJ; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexander, G; Alexopoulos, T; Alhroob, M; Alimonti, G et al., Measurement of exclusive γγ→ℓ+- production in proton-proton collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector, Physics Letters B, vol. 749 (October, 2015), pp. 242-261 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abdallah, J; Abdel Khalek, S; Abdinov, O; Aben, R; Abi, B; Abolins, M; Abou Zeid, OS; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abreu, R; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Adamczyk, L; Adams, DL; Adelman, J; Adomeit, S; Adye, T; Agatonovic-Jovin, T; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Agustoni, M; Ahlen, SP; Ahmadov, F; Aielli, G; Akerstedt, H; Åkesson, TPA; Akimoto, G; Akimov, AV; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albrand, S; Alconada Verzini, MJ; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexander, G; Alexandre, G et al., Centrality and rapidity dependence of inclusive jet production in sNN=5.02 TeV proton-lead collisions with the ATLAS detector, Physics Letters B, vol. 748 (September, 2015), pp. 392-413 [doi]  [abs].
  3. Aaltonen, T; Amerio, S; Amidei, D; Anastassov, A; Annovi, A; Antos, J; Anzà, F; Apollinari, G; Appel, JA; Arisawa, T; Artikov, A; Asaadi, J; Ashmanskas, W; Auerbach, B; Aurisano, A; Azfar, F; Badgett, W; Bae, T; Barbaro-Galtieri, A; Barnes, VE; Barnett, BA; Barria, P; Bartos, P; Bauce, M; Bedeschi, F; Behari, S; Bellettini, G; Bellinger, J; Benjamin, D; Beretvas, A; Bhatti, A; Bianchi, L; Bland, KR; Blumenfeld, B; Bocci, A; Bodek, A; Bortoletto, D; Boudreau, J; Boveia, A; Brigliadori, L et al., Search for Resonances Decaying to Top and Bottom Quarks with the CDF Experiment., Physical Review Letters, vol. 115 no. 6 (August, 2015), pp. 061801 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abdallah, J; Abdel Khalek, S; Abdinov, O; Aben, R; Abi, B; Abolins, M; AbouZeid, OS; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abreu, R; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Adamczyk, L; Adams, DL; Adelman, J; Adomeit, S; Adye, T; Agatonovic-Jovin, T; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Agustoni, M; Ahlen, SP; Ahmadov, F; Aielli, G; Akerstedt, H; Åkesson, TPA; Akimoto, G; Akimov, AV; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albrand, S; Alconada Verzini, MJ; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexander, G; Alexandre, G et al., Search for high-mass diphoton resonances incollisions atwith the ATLAS detector, Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology, vol. 92 no. 3 (August, 2015) [doi] .
  5. Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abdallah, J; Abdel Khalek, S; Abdinov, O; Aben, R; Abi, B; Abolins, M; AbouZeid, OS; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abreu, R; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Adamczyk, L; Adams, DL; Adelman, J; Adomeit, S; Adye, T; Agatonovic-Jovin, T; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Agustoni, M; Ahlen, SP; Ahmadov, F; Aielli, G; Akerstedt, H; Åkesson, TPA; Akimoto, G; Akimov, AV; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albrand, S; Alconada Verzini, MJ; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexander, G; Alexandre, G et al., Erratum to: Search for production of WW / WZ resonances decaying to a lepton, neutrino and jets in pp collisions at $$\sqrt{s}=8$$ s = 8  TeV with the ATLAS detector, The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields, vol. 75 no. 8 (August, 2015) [doi] .

Highlight:
Professor Goshaw current research is focused on the study of Nature's most massive particles, the W and Z bosons (carriers of the weak force) and the top quark (discovered in 1994). These studies have been carried out using 1.96 TeV proton-antiproton collisions provided by Fermilab's Tevatron, and analyzed using the CDF detector. Current studies concentrate on measurements of the tri-linear coupling among the photon, W boson and Z boson, as tests of the non-abelian character of the electroweak force carriers.

His research in the next five years will be focused on searches for phenomena beyond those predicted by the Standard Model, using precision measurements of the production of high energy photons, leptons and penetrating neutral particles such as neutrinos. In 2012, this research will be carried out at the high energy frontier using the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Miaoyuan Liu  
  • Jainrong Deng  
  • Michael Kirby  
  • Marina Brozovic  
  • Jay Dittmann  
  • Susanne Hauger  
  • Charles Loomis  
  • Thomas Carter  
  • Grace Mendez  
  • Charles Wild  
  • Norman Morgan  
  • Andrea Palonek  
  • Thomas Glanzman  
  • Piermaria Oddone  
Postdocs Mentored

  • Andrea Bocci (October, 2005 - present)  
  • Yimei Huang (2002/05-2003/12)  
  • Peter Tamburello (1997/09-2002/05)