Hi all! We are now about 6 weeks out from the start of ICHEP, and this is my first blog post. So introductions are in order. I’m a professor at the University of Washington, located in fantastic Seattle (we only tell people it is raining…). I’m an experimentalist working on the DZERO experiment at the Tevatron and the ATLAS experiment at the LHC.
I maintain another blog (sporadically). If you read through it you’ll quickly discover my main interests. I love high-pT physics. DZERO’s recent B’s mixing result (see Jester’s earlier posts on it here and here) is fascinating, but sadly aren’t things I work on. I tend to be more interested in top, Higgs physics, and, recently exotic physics. On the flip side I’ve long been fascinated with computing in HEP, having started in high school programming a LeCroy FASTBUS microcontroller (yeah, yeah, tell me about it, I didn’t get out much).
This year’s ICHEP should be special for the LHC and the Tevatron experiments. I know this because of how busy everyone is in the experiments… More on that in a future post.