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Dr. Kenichi Hatakeyama

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Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor of Physics

Education

Ph.D. Physics Rockefeller University 2003 (Advisor: K. Goulianos)
M.Sc. Phystics Waseda University 1998
B.Sc. Physics Waseda University 1996

Biography

Dr. Hatakeyama was an undergraduate student at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physics in 1996. He earned also his Master's degree from Waseda University in 1998. He then joined the Rockefeller University, and earned his Ph.D. in Physics in 2003. He served as a postdoctoral research associate at Rockefeller University until 2009. Dr. Hatakeyama joined the Baylor faculty as an assistant professor in the summer of 2009, where he continues his research in experimental high energy physics.

Academic Interests and Research

Dr. Hatakeyama's research is in experimental high energy physics, and has worked on the CDF experiment at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Illinois for about 15 years with an emphasis on precision measurement of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and searches for physics beyond the standard model.

After coming to Baylor, the focus of his research moved to physics with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. He worked on making a Baylor high energy physics group as a member of the CMS experiment, one of the major experiments at the LHC, and Baylor became an official member institution of the CMS experiment in summer 2010. Since then, the Baylor group has been conducting research with the CMS experiment vigorously and worked on several searches for Supersymmetry (inclusive Supersymmetry searches in the multijets + large missing transverse moment final state and Supersymmetric top quark search in all hadronic channel) and precision QCD measurements. The Baylor group has also made a significant contribution to establishing missing transverse momentum reconstruction and hadron calorimeter data validation and upgrade studies. The group is also starting an R&D project for the DREAM (Dual-REAdout Module) calorimeter.

He served as a convener of the CDF experiment jet energy and resolution group convener from 2005 to 2006 and as a convener of the CDF QCD physics group from 2007 and 2008. From 2009 to 2010, he led the data quality monitoring and physics validation of jets and missing Et in the CMS experiment, and from 2011 until 2013 he served as a convener of the CMS MET working group. From 2013, he leads the CMS SUSY future analysis group. He is also a 2013 CMS LPC fellow.

The LHC has already marked a major discovery, which is the discovery of the Higgs-like boson; however, it has a great potential to produce more exciting physics results in the coming years. He is expecting that he will find some signature of physics beyond the Standard Model in the upcoming CMS experiment data taking re-starting from 2015 together with 3000 collaborators.

Experimental Particle Physics
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN
Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Collaboration
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) Collaboration

Courses Taught

PHY 1420 Honors - Honors General Physics I
PHY 2350 - Modern Physics
HON 3101 - Advanced Readings & Research
PHY 3V95 - Undergraduate Research in Physics
HON 4V87 - Honors Thesis
PHY 5V95 - Graduate Research
PHY 5V99 - Thesis
PHY 6372 - Elementary Particle Physics
PHY 6V99 - Dissertation

Postdoc(s)

Hongxuan Liu (current) Zhenbin Wu (current)

Graduate Student(s)

Ahmad Borzou (current)
Kranti Gunthoti (current)
Tara Scarborough (past)

Undergraduate Student(s)

Nate Chaverin (current)
Forrest Phillips (past)
Evan Bauer (past)
Cameron Buescher (past)

Grants Funded

Department of Energy Funding, DE-FOA-0000573 (2012-2015)

Scholarship/Fellowship

CMS LPC senior fellow 2013

Selected Publications

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