The Liverpool CDF Group
The Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) is an experiment to investigate the highest energy proton-antiproton collisions that can presently be produced with particle accelerators on earth.Physicists collaborating on CDF are looking for experimental evidence to answer some of the most fundamental 'Why?' questions:
- Why does our universe contain more matter than antimatter?
- Why do elementary particles come in three generations?
- Why do particles have mass?
- Why is gravity so much weaker than any of the other forces?
Liverpool joined CDF in 1998, and our group designed and built the sensors and mechanical support of the innermost silicon detector. Since 2001 CDF has collected more than 1 fb-1 of data, corresponding to a stunning 5x1013 collisions. Already tens of papers have been published and the analysis of the incoming data is in full swing. The quality of our group is illustrated by the large number of leadership positions that we hold in CDF:
- Sinead Farrington is B mixing and lifetimes convener for 2006-2007
- Beate Heinemann is CDF analysis coordinator for 2005-2006
- Giulia Manca is convener of the Super-symmetry group for 2006-2007
- Andy Mehta is convener of the jet energy corrections group for 2005-2006