Baarmand, Marc

Professor
Physics and Space Sciences

Personal Overview

PEOFESSIONAL AND MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Florida Tech Faculty Senate President Elect, 2016.

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.

 

Selected top-quark physics publications:

1. "Measurement of the top quark mass using charged particles in pp in collisions at √s = 8 TeV", V. Khachatryan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 93, 092006 (2016).

2. "Measurement of tt¯ spin correlations and top quark polarization using dilepton final states in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV", V. Khachatryan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 93, 052007 (2016).

3. "Measurement of spin correlations in tt¯ production using the matrix element method in the muon+jets final state in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV", V. Khachatryan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Phys. Lett. B 758, 321 (2016).

4. "Measurement of the top quark pair production cross section in proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV", V. Khachatryan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 052002 (2016).

5. "Observation of top quark pairs produced in association with a vector boson in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV", V. Khachatryan et al. (CMS Collaboration), J. High Energy Phys. 01, 096 (2016).

6. "Measurement of the tt¯ production cross section in the all-jets final state in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV", V. Khachatryan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Eur. Phys. J. C 76, 128 (2016).

7. "Measurement of the top quark mass using proton-proton data at √s = 7 and 8 TeV", V. Khachatryan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 93, 072004 (2016).

8. "Measurement of the charge asymmetry in top quark pair production in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV using a template method", V. Khachatryan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 93, 034014 (2016).

9. "Inclusive and differential measurements of the tt¯ charge asymmetry in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV", V. Khachatryan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Phys. Lett. B 757, 154 (2016).

10. "Search for resonant tt¯ production in proton-proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV ", V. Khachatryan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 93, 012001 (2016). 

 

Recent talks:

1. “Top Quark: the King of Fermions”, Particle Physics seminar, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, April 8, 2016.

2. “Physics, mathematics and metaphysics - scientific method from ancient to modern times”, seminar for science education students, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida, November 10, 2015.

3. “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.

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

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

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

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