Philip Michael Tuts
Philip Michael Tuts is a high energy experimental particle physicist.
"My early research has focused on the spectroscopy of the b-bbar bound states (the Upsilons) using the CUSB detector at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR). Presently my research is on the D0 experiment at Fermilab and the ATLAS experiment at the LHC located at CERN. The Fermilab Tevatron collider is the highest energy collider in the world, colliding protons and anti-protons at a center of mass energy of ~2 TeV. After a very successful Run I using D0, we completed a major upgrade of the D0 detector, and are presently taking data. My activities have focused on the management of the upgrade (as one of the two project managers), and on the design, construction and deployment of new preamplifiers for the D0 liquid argon-uranium calorimeter (as leader of the Calorimeter subgroup). Our group of three faculty (Brooijmans, Parsons), three postdocs and five graduate students on D0 has focused on a wide array of electronics for the upgrade including the calorimeter electronics, the muon L2 trigger and the design and construction of a silicon displaced vertex trigger (STT). Currently we are analyzing the data that is coming from Run II, with many exciting results being produced in the areas of b-physics, QCD, Standard Model physics of the Top quark, the W and Z Bosons, and of New Phenomena and particle searches. Most of my recent work is on the ATLAS experiment where we have a strong group of four faculty (Brooijmans, Hughes and Parsons) along with postdocs and graduate students. I am currently the US ATLAS Research Program Manager. We are all working hard to prepare for physics operation of the detector in 2008. The physics opportunities are the LHC are unparalleled as we open a new energy regime using the highest energy accelerator in the world, 14 TeV center of mass energy for pp collisions."