COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & SCIENCE
Dr. Lee Sawyer
Departments: Chemistry, Physics
Office: CTLH 316A
Address: 1 Adams Circle
Ruston, LA 71272
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.