Physics Major Jack Matteucci Awarded 2014 Daphne Chang Award
The Department of Physics awards annually the Daphne Chang Memorial Award to honor students who excel in undergraduate research in physics. This year's recipient is Jack Matteucci (Trinity 2014). Under the mentorship of Prof. Al Goshaw, Jack did his research using data collected from the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. He studied 8 TeV proton-proton collisions producing the neutral carriers of the electroweak force, photons and Z bosons. The goal of his research was to search for evidence for sub-structure or anomalous couplings of the Z boson which would be evidence for physics beyond the Standard Model. He summarized his research in a senior thesis, showing in the end good agreement with Standard Model predictions. His measurements are currently under review by the ATLAS collaboration for a planned publication.
See here for more information about the Daphne Chang Memorial Award.