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Ian Shipsey Julian Schwinger Distinguished Professor of Physics
Office: Physics 370A
Telephone: (765) 494-5049
Fax: (765) 494-0706
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B.Sc., Physics 1982, Queen Mary, University of London, U.K.
Ph. D., Particle Physics, 1986, Edinburgh University, U.K.

Research Interests

  • Experimental Elementary Particle Physics
  • Heavy Quark Flavor Physics and tests of Lattice Gauge Theory with the CLEO-c experiment
  • The high energy frontier (LHC/LC)
  • Nuclear Instrumentation, especially silicon and gas based detectors
  • Dark energy and dark matter
  • Science Education and Outreach
  • The natural physiology or hearing and cochlear implantation

Graduate Students

  • Seunghee Son
  • Chulhoon Chang
  • Batbold Sanghi
  • Xin Bo

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, American Physical Society (since 2002)
  • Elected Co-Spokesperson of the CLEO/CLEO-c Collaboration (2001- 2002)
  • Elected Co-Spokesperson of the CLEO/CLEO-c Collaboration (2002- 2003)
  • Elected Co-Spokesperson of the CLEO/CLEO-c Collaboration (2003- 2004)
  • Chair, Panofsky Prize Committee of the Division of Particle and Fields of the American Physical Society (2004-2005)
  • Vaden Miles Memorial Lecturer, Wayne State University, Detroit, (2004)
  • Invited Lecturer XXX SLAC Summer Institute SSI2002 (2002).
  • Sub project leader LHC US CMS Forward Pixel detector (2001-present)
  • Mechanical design, fabrication and assembly group leader: silicon detector for CLEO III (1994-1999).
  • National Young Investigator (NSF NYI) Award (1992-1998).
  • Texas National Research Laboratory Superconducting Super Collider National Fellow (1993).
  • Ruth & Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (Department Level) (1994).
  • Charles B. Murphy Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching (University Level) (1998).
  • Fellow, The Purdue Teaching Academy (University Level) (1998-present).
  • Voted "One of the top ten teachers in the Purdue University College of Science" (College Level) (2001).
  • Inducted into the "Purdue University Book of Great Teachers" (2003).

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Purdue University, 1999-present
  • Associate Professor, Purdue University, 1994-99
  • Assistant Professor, Purdue University, 1990-94
  • Research Assistant Professor, Syracuse University 1989
  • Research Associate, Syracuse University, 1986-88

Professional and Scholarly Activities

  • Forty talks at international conferences, seminars and colloquia since 2001.
  • Member of eight International Advisory Committees (Chair of one) since 2000 including Particles and Nuclei International Conference, PANIC 05 Los Alamos (2005), Aging Phenomena in Gaseous Detectors, DESY, Germany (2001).
  • Member, DoE Review Panel for the program in particle and astroparticle physics at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2002 and 2003).
  • Co-convenor, E2 working group, "The Future of Particle Physics", Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society, Snowmass 2001, Colorado 2001.
  • Reviewer for the NSF and DoE of numerous university programs in particle physics.
  • Co-PI Research Experience for Undergraduates at Purdue University (NSF) (2000-2002)
  • Co-PI Advanced Detector Research Program for Development of Thin Silicon Detectors for High Energy Physics experiments (DoE) (2002- present).

Selected Publications

  1. Shipsey I., Lattice Window on Strong Force, Nature 427 591-592 (2004)
  2. Shipsey I., An Experimenter's View of Lattice QCD, hep-lat/0411009 (2004).
  3. Burdman G. and Shipsey I., D0 D0bar Mixing and Rare Charm Decays Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle, Science 53:431-499 (2003)
  4. Observation of the decay Omega_c to Omega e nu, R. Ammar et al., Physical Review Letters, 89171803 (2002).
  5. An Aging study of Triple GEMS in Ar-CO2, L. Guirl, S. Kane, J. May, J. Miyamoto, and I. Shipsey, Nuclear Instruments and Methods, A 478 263 (2002).
  6. The Silicon Tracker for CLEO III, I. Shipsey et al., Nuclear Instruments and Methods, A 386 37 (1997).

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