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Matthew Jones

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Matthew Jones
PHYS 378
PHYS 337
(765) 496-2464
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Research Interests Current

Prof. Jones' primary area of research is in High Energy Physics.   He is a member of the CMS experiment which studies high energy proton-proton collisions at CERN's Large Hadron Collider.  Specific physics interests focus on properties of hadrons containing bottom quarks that are produced in top quark decays.  Jones is also a member of the Mu2e experiment which is under construction at Fermilab and will search for coherent muon to electron conversion using muons stopped on an aluminum target.

Jones is responsible for running Purdue's Silicon Detector Lab and leads the US effort for pixel sensor module production which will provide components needed for the CMS tracker upgrade.  The new tracking detector will allow the CMS experiment to operate efficiently when the High-Luminosity LHC accelerator upgrades are complete.  Jones is also responsible for the design and construction of the Mu2e extinction monitor, which will provide a precise measurement of the time structure of the pulsed proton beam used by the experiment.


Jones has previously collaborated on the CDF experiment at Fermilab, and the OPAL experiment, which operated at the Large Electron Positron collider at CERN.

Teaching Interests

  • Physics 46000 - Honors Quantum Mechanics I
  • Physics 53600 - Electronics Techniques for Research
  • Physics 33000 - Electricity and Magnetism
  • Physics 56400 - Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics I
  • Physics 56500 - Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics II

Awards and Honors

  • Purdue University Seed for Success Award - 2010, 2011, 2020.
  • NSF CAREER award 2009-2015.
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania 1997-1999.
Professional Experience
  • Project Management Professional certification, Project Management Institute, 2022
  • MBA with specialization in project management, Purdue Global, 2021
  • Associate Professor, Purdue University, 2009-present.
  • Assistant Professor, Purdue University, 2003-2009.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 1997-2003.
Selected Publications
  1. The Mu2e Collaboration, Mu2e Run I Sensitivity Projections for the Neutrinoless Conversion Search in Aluminum, Universe 2023, 9(1), 54.
  2. M. Jones, Resonant Extraction and Extinction Measurement for the Mu2e Experiment, PoS(ICHEP2020) 689, 2021.
  3. The CMS Collaboration, Measurement of the top quark polarization and t-tbar spin correlations using dilepton final states in proton-proton collisions at √s= 13 TeV, Phys. Rev. D 100 (2019) 072002.
  4. The CMS Collaboration, Search for long-lived particles that decay into final states containing two electrons or two muons in proton-proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV, Phys. Rev. D 91 (2015) 052012.
  5. The CDF Collaboration, Measurements of Angular Distributions of Muons from Upsilon Meson Decays in p-pbar Collisions at √s=1.96 TeV, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 151802 (2012).
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