Alfred T. Goshaw, J. B. Duke Professor  

Alfred T. Goshaw

Office Location: 277 Physics
Office Phone: (919) 660-2584
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Experimental high energy physics

PhD, University of Wisconsin, 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. A.T. Goshaw with the ATLAS collaboration, Search for Higgs boson decays to a photon plus Z boson, Physics Letters B732 8-27 (2014) .
  2. A.T. Goshaw and the ATLAS Collaboration, Measurements of Wg and Zg production in pp colisions at 8 TEV, Phys. Rev. D 87, 112003 (2013) .
  3. A.T. Goshaw and the ATLAS collaboration, Measurement of Wg and Zg production in pp collisions at root(s) = 7 TeV and limits on anomalous triple gauge couplings, Physics Letters B 717 (2012) 49-69 (September, 2012) .
  4. A.T. Goshaw and the ATLAS collaboration, Observation of a new particle in the search for the SM Higgs boson, Physics Letters B 176 (2012) 1-29. (August, 2012) .
  5. A. T. Goshaw and the CDF Collaboration, Observation of top quark pair production in pbar-p collisons with the CDF detector, Phys. Rev. Letters D74, 2626 (1995) (February, 2012) .

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)