Alfred T. Goshaw

Alfred T. Goshaw

James B. Duke 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

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for new resonances in events with one lepton and missing transverse momentum in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 762, Nov. 2016, pp. 334–52. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.09.040. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson produced by vector-boson fusion and decaying to bottom quarks in √s=8 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2016, no. 11, Nov. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP11(2016)112. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Study of hard double-parton scattering in four-jet events in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS experiment.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2016, no. 11, Nov. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP11(2016)110. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “A measurement of material in the ATLAS tracker using secondary hadronic interactions in 7TeV pp collisions.” Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 11, no. 11, Nov. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1748-0221/11/11/P11020. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Measurement of the Inelastic Proton-Proton Cross Section at sqrt[s]=13  TeV with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC..” Phys Rev Lett, vol. 117, no. 18, Oct. 2016. Pubmed, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.182002. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Measurement of the tt¯ production cross-section using eμ events with b-tagged jets in pp collisions at √s=13TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 761, Oct. 2016, pp. 136–57. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.08.019. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Measurement of the top quark mass in the tt¯→dilepton channel from √s=8 TeV ATLAS data.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 761, Oct. 2016, pp. 350–71. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.08.042. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for high-mass new phenomena in the dilepton final state using proton–proton collisions at s=13TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 761, Oct. 2016, pp. 372–92. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.08.055. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for top squarks in final states with one isolated lepton, jets, and missing transverse momentum in s =13 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D, vol. 94, no. 5, Sept. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.052009. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for heavy long-lived charged R-hadrons with the ATLAS detector in 3.2 fb−1 of proton–proton collision data at √s=13 TeV.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 760, Sept. 2016, pp. 647–65. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.07.042. Full Text

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