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Matthew Jones

Associate Professor of Physics

jones105@purdue.edu
Office: Physics 378
Telephone: (765) 496-2464 (Purdue) (630) 840-5591 (Fermilab)
Fax: (765) 494-0706
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Research Interests

Current:

Prof. Jones' primary area of research is in High Energy Physics. Currently he is a member of the CDF-II collaboration which has built and operates one of the two detectors at the Tevatron - the World's highest energy proton-antiproton collider, located at the Fermi National Accelerator Lab.

  • Heavy flavor physics at CDF
    • b-quark production
    • Identification of B-hadron flavor at production
    • Associated kaon production
    • Decays of B0_s mesons
  • Particle identification in p p-bar collisions
  • Trigger electronics upgrade

Previous:

Heavy flavor physics using the OPAL detector at the LEP e+e- collider, located at CERN. I carried out a study of the production of P-wave charm mesons among the decay products of the Z-boson. We were the first to observe the production of the Ds1 meson in Z decays.

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Teaching Interests

Physics 310 - Fall, 2004 - Intermediate Mechanics
Physics 564 - Fall, 2003 - Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics

Awards and Honors

  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania 1997-1999.
  • Jasbir Singh Sidhu Memorial Book Award, Carleton University, "for demonstrated excellence academically and in research", 1996.
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Carleton University, 1994-1996.
  • NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship, Carleton University, 1992-1994.
  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award, University of Victoria, 1990.
  • First Prize for contributed paper, Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference, 1989.

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Purdue University, 2009-present.
  • Assistant Professor, Purdue University, 2003-2009.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 1997-2003.

Selected Publications

  1. D. Acosta et al, CDF collaboration, "Search for the Flavor-Changing Neutral Current Decay D0-->mu+mu- in p anti-p Collisions at s**(1/2)=1.96 TeV", FERMILAB-PUB-03/240-E, Submitted to Phys Rev D, Rapid Communications, August 25 2003.
  2. D. Acosta et al, CDF collaboration, "Measurement of Prompt Charm Meson Production Cross Sections in p anti-p Collisions at s**(1/2)=1.96 TeV", FERMILAB-PUB-03/217-E, Submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett. July 28, 2003.
  3. D. Acosta et al, CDF Collaboration, "Measurement of the Mass Difference m(D+_s)-M(D+) at CDF-II", FERMILAB-PUB-03/048-E, Submitted to Phys Rev D, March 19, 2003.
  4. Ch. Paus et al, "Design and Performance tests of the CDF Time-of-Flight System", Nucl. Instrum. Meth A461:579-581, 2001.
  5. C. Grozis et al, "The Time-of-Flight Detector at CDF", Nucl. Phys. Suppl. 93:344-347, 2001.
  6. K. Ackerstaff et al, OPAL Collaboration, "Production of P-Wave Charm and Charm-Strange Mesons in Hadronic Z0 Decays", Zeit. fur Physik C76:425-440, 1997.