Professor and Department Chair
Elementary Particle Physics
B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 1977
M.S., ibid., 1980
Ph.D., ibid., 1985
E-mail: mwayne (at) nd (dot) edu
Address: Nieuwland Science Hall 406
Professor Wayne’s current research focuses on two high energy colliding beam experiments: the study of proton-antiproton collisions with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron, and the study of proton-proton collisions at the world’s largest energies with the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland. Physics topics of interest include the search for the Higgs Boson and searches for physics beyond the Standard Model, for example supersymmetry and compositeness. Prof. Wayne’s students and postdoctoral researchers have done analyses on a number of topics, including searches for the Higgs, compositeness and extra dimensions, as well as measurements of W boson production at the Tevatron. Prof. Wayne has a strong interest in particle detector R&D, in particular fiber tracking and calorimetry, and the advanced photon detectors used to process the light produced in the fibers. Current work is focused on Silicon Photomultipliers as potential readout devices for calorimeter upgrades in CMS, and for a muon detector at the International Linear Collider.
“The Upgraded D0 Detector,” D0 Collaboration, Nucl. Instr. and Methods A 565, 463 (2006).
“Subjet multiplicity of gluon and quark jets reconstructed using the kT algorithm in p pbar collisions,” V.M. Abazov et al., Notre Dame (L. Coney, M. Hildreth, A. Kharchilava, E. Popkov, R. Ruchti, J. Warchol, M. Wayne) – D0 Collaboration, Phys. Rev. D 65, 052008, (2002).
“Performance of a Large Scale Scintillating Fiber Tracker Using VLPC Readout,” IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. 43, 1146-1152 (1996).
“Observation of the Top Quark,” S. Abachi et al., Notre Dame (N. Biswas, R. Ruchti, J. Warchol, M. Wayne)-D0 Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 2632-2637 (1995).
“Performance of Multiclad Scintillating and Clear Waveguide Fibers Read Out with Visible Light Photon Counters,” B. Baumbaugh et al., Nucl. Inst. Meth. A 345, 271 (1994).
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