Alfred T. Goshaw

Alfred T. Goshaw

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics

Professor Emeritus of Physics

Office Location: 
277 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708-0305
Phone: 
(919) 660-2584

Overview

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.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison 1966

Selected Grants

REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Nuclear Particle Physics at TUNL and Duke awarded by National Science Foundation (Senior Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Research in High Energy Physics at Duke University awarded by Department of Energy (Co Investigator). 2013 to 2020

REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Nuclear Physics at TUNL/Duke University awarded by National Science Foundation (Senior Investigator). 2015 to 2019

Research in High Energy Physics at Duke University awarded by Department of Energy (Co-Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2019

Research in High Energy Physics at Duke University awarded by Department of Energy (Co-Principal Investigator). 1991 to 2013

Duke Grant Supplement for US ATLAS Institutional Board Chair awarded by Department of Energy (Co-Principal Investigator). 1991 to 2012

Research in High Energy Physics at Duke University awarded by Department of Energy (Principal Investigator). 1991 to 2009

Travel Grants for Graduate Students to American Physical Society awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2008 to 2009

Travel Grants for Graduate Students to Attend the April 2007 APS Meeting awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2008

Research in High Energy Physics at Duke University awarded by Department of Energy (Principal Investigator). 2001 to 2006

Pages

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for doubly charged scalar bosons decaying into same-sign W boson pairs with the ATLAS detector..” The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 79, no. 1, Jan. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-018-6500-y. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for Resonant and Nonresonant Higgs Boson Pair Production in the bb[over ¯]τ^{+}τ^{-} Decay Channel in pp Collisions at sqrt[s]=13  TeV with the ATLAS Detector..” Physical Review Letters, vol. 121, no. 19, Nov. 2018. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.121.191801. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Probing the Quantum Interference between Singly and Doubly Resonant Top-Quark Production in pp Collisions at sqrt[s]=13  TeV with the ATLAS Detector..” Physical Review Letters, vol. 121, no. 15, Oct. 2018. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.121.152002. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for a heavy Higgs boson decaying into a Z boson and another heavy Higgs boson in the ℓℓbb final state in pp collisions at √s= 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 783, Aug. 2018, pp. 392–414. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2018.07.006. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for Low-Mass Dijet Resonances Using Trigger-Level Jets with the ATLAS Detector in pp Collisions at sqrt[s]=13  TeV..” Physical Review Letters, vol. 121, no. 8, Aug. 2018. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.121.081801. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Measurement of the Soft-Drop Jet Mass in pp Collisions at sqrt[s]=13  TeV with the ATLAS Detector..” Physical Review Letters, vol. 121, no. 9, Aug. 2018. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.121.092001. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for pair production of up-type vector-like quarks and for four-top-quark events in final states with multiple b-jets with the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2018, no. 7, July 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP07(2018)089. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for Higgs boson decays to beyond-the-Standard-Model light bosons in four-lepton events with the ATLAS detector at √s=13 TeV.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2018, no. 6, June 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP06(2018)166. Full Text

Aaltonen, T., et al. “Erratum: Search for Bs0 →μ+μ- and B0 →μ+μ- decays with the full CDF Run II data set (Physical Review D (2013) 87 (072003) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.87.072003).” Physical Review D, vol. 97, no. 9, May 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.97.099901. Full Text

Pages

Aaboud, M., et al. “ATLAS Collaboration.” Nuclear Physics A, vol. 967, 2017, pp. 942–64. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0375-9474(17)30376-7. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “ATLAS Collaboration.” Nuclear Physics A, vol. 956, 2016, pp. 922–44. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0375-9474(16)30232-9. Full Text