Baarmand, Marc

Professor
Physics and Space Sciences

Personal Overview

PEOFESSIONAL AND MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Chair of Faculty Excellence Awards Committee, Florida Tech Faculty Senate, 2014-present.

Florida Tech Faculty Senate President Elect, 2011; President 2012.

CMS Top and Bottom Quark Physics Editorial Board member, 2011-present.

CMS Publication Committee member and Language Editor, 2011-present.

Authorship Committee for CMS journal publications, 2011-present.

Florida Tech Graduate Council voting member, 2011-2013.

Florida Tech Dismissal Appeals Committee, 2011-2013.

Florida Tech Committee on Faculty Promotion, 2011-2013.

Chair of Graduate Research and Academic Steering Panel, 2010-2013.

DOE Principal Investigator for the CMS projects at Florida Tech, 2003-2013.

Florida Tech Project Director for the CMS Experiment at CERN, 2001-present.

Florida Tech Representative to the CMS Collaboration Board, 2001-present.

Election Committee for the US CMS Collaboration, 2005-2008.

Representative of the non-member-state countries to the CMS Management Board, 2003-2006.

Member of Editorial Board for journal publications of CMS, 2002-2006.

Florida Tech Advisory Board, Center for Distance Learning, 2003-2005.

Florida Tech Faculty Senate, Dept. of Physics Senator, 2002-2005.

Florida Tech Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Dept. of Physics, 2002-2005.

QuarkNet (HEP outreach program) mentor, Florida Tech, 2001-2004.

DOE Co-Principal Investigator for DØ and CMS at SUNY-Stony Brook, 1992-1998.

Editorial Board chairperson,bb physics, DØ Experiment at Fermilab, 1995-1999.

Editorial Board, dijet angular distribution results, DØ Experiment at Fermilab, 1996-1998.

Project Director/Team leader, SUNY-Stony Brook, CMS Experiment at CERN, 1994-1998.

Team leader, US Team, RD5 Experiment at CERN, 1992-1994.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

Florida Tech President's Award for Meritorious Service, 2013.

European Physical Society High Energy and Particle Physics Prize, for an outstanding contribution to High Energy Physics, awarded to the CMS collaboration, “for the discovery of a Higgs boson, as predicted by the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism”, 2013.

Florida Tech President's Award for Meritorious Service, 2012.

Florida Tech Faculty Excellence Award in Research, 2009.

Florida Tech President's Award for Meritorious Service, 2009.

Educational Background


Ph.D. in Physics -- University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987.

B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics -- University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Professional Experience

Professor, Department of Physics and Space Sciences, Florida Tech (2005–present)

Associate professor, Department of Physics and Space Sciences, Florida Tech (2000–2004)

Assistant and visiting professor, Department of Physics, SUNY–Stony Brook (1991–1999)

Research scientist, Department of Physics, UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif. (1987–1990)

Postdoctoral research associate, Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1987)

Current Research

Precision measurements of top quark mass in proton-proton collisions at LHC.

Study of top quark spin by analyzing spin correlations in top quark pair production at LHC.

Study of hadroproduction of bottom quark pairs at LHC: Test of perturbative QCD.

Study of top quark spin in electroweak production of single top quarks at LHC.

Search for a low mass charged Higgs boson in top quark decays at LHC.

Search for the Higgs boson at LHC.

Hadron Calorimetry in high energy physics experiments.

Selected Publications

Over 500 journal publications.

Major particle physics discovery publications:

1. Discovery of Higgs boson: "Observation of a new boson at a mass of 125 GeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC", S. Chatrchyan et al., Phys. Lett. B 716, 30-61 (2012).

2. Discovery of top quark: "Observation of the Top Quark", S. Abachi et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 2632 (1995).

3. Discovery of Z0 boson: "Experimental Observation of Lepton Pairs of Invariant Mass Around 95 GeV/c2 at the CERN SPS Collider", G. Arnison et al., Phys. Lett. B 126, 398 (1983).

 

Recent Publications - See  http://cds.cern.ch/collection/CMS%20Papers?ln=en  for more CMS publications.

 

1. "Search for a standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a top-quark pair and decaying to bottom quarks using a matrix element method", V. Khachatryan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Eur. Phys. J. C 75, 251 (2015).

2. "Measurement of diffractive dissociation cross sections in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV", V. Khachatryan et al. (CMS Collaboration), J. High Energy Phys. 06, 080 (2015).

3. "Search for vector-like T quarks decaying to top quarks and Higgs bosons in the all-hadronic channel using jet substructure", V. Khachatryan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 92, 012003 (2015).

4. "Measurement of the t-channel single-top-quark production cross section and of the |Vtb| CKM matrix element in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV", V. Khachatryan et al. (CMS Collaboration), J. High Energy Phys. 06, 090 (2014).

5. "Measurement of inclusive W and Z boson production cross sections in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV", S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 191802 (2014).

6. "Evidence for the direct decay of the 125 GeV Higgs boson to fermions”, S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Nature Phys. 10 (2014).

7. "Evidence for the 125 GeV Higgs boson decaying to a pair of tau leptons", S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), J. High Energy Phys. 05, 104 (2014).

8. "Measurement of the tt¯ production cross section in the dilepton channel in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV", S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), J. High Energy Phys. 02, 024 (2014).

9. "Measurement of four-jet production in proton-proton collisions at √s = 7 TeV", S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 89, 092010 (2014).

10. "Measurement of the properties of a Higgs boson in the four-lepton final state", S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 89, 092007 (2014).

 

Recent talks:

1. “Physics, mathematics and metaphysics – the quest for understanding the nature of existence from ancient to modern times”, colloquium, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida, November 6, 2015.

2. “The Role of Research in the 21st Century Science and Technology”, invited talk, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Okinawa, Japan, April 24, 2015.

3. “On the King of Fermions and the Fate of the Universe”, colloquium, Embry Riddle University, Daytona Beach, Florida, February 26, 2015.

4. “On the King of Fermions and the Fate of the Universe”, colloquium, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida, November 21, 2014.

5. “The Triumphant Standard Model of Particle Physics: Observation of Rare Bs → μ μ Decay”, colloquium, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, November 7, 2014.