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Dr. Lee Sawyer

Director, Professor

Departments: Center for Applied Physics Studies, Chemistry, Physics

Phone: 318.257.4053

Fax: 318.257.3823


Office: CTLH 316A

Address: 1 Adams Circle


Ruston, LA 71272


Specialties: Fundamental Forces, High-Energy Physics, Particle Physics
Affiliated Research Center: Center for Applied Physics Science
Research Lab: ATLAS Experiment at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

Working on the ATLAS experiment at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland, our research group explores matter at the smallest length scales and highest energies possible. The main instruments for this research are the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a proton-proton collider currently producing collisions at 13.6 TeV in the center of mass; and the ATLAS detector, an enormous particle detector that tracks the products of the LHC collisions and measures their momenta and energies. Our particular area of research focuses on understanding the strong interaction between quarks ad gluons and looking for evidence of new strong interactions beyond the Standard Model of particle physics.