Wade Fisher

  • Aug 6, 2017
  • Active Faculty

Associate Professor
High Energy Physics - Experimental
Biomedical-Physical Sciences Bldg.
567 Wilson Rd., Room 3233
(517) 884-5556

fisherw@pa.msu.edu
http://www.pa.msu.edu/people/fisherw/

 

Education:
2004: Ph.D., Physics, Princeton University
2000: B.Sc., Physics & Math (Summa Cum Laude), University of Minnesota

Selected Publications

"Evidence for a particle produced in association with weak bosons and decaying to a bottom-antibottom quark pair in Higgs boson searches at the Tevatron,"
The CDF and D? Collaborations, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 071804 (2012), [arXiv.org:1207.6436].
Physics Viewpoint Article subject, Physics 5, 91 (2012)

"Measurements of WW and WZ Production in W+jets Final States in pp-bar Collisions",
The D? Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 181803 (2012), [arXiv.org:1112.0536]

"Bounds on an Anomalous Dijet Resonance in W+Jets Production in pp-bar Collisions at ?s = 1.96 TeV",
The D? Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 011804 (2011), [arXiv.org:1106.1921].
Physics Synopsis Article subject, http://physics.aps.org/

Professional Activities & Interests / Biographical Information

My research is in the field of high energy physics, which is the study of the most basic building blocks of the universe and the fundamental forces through which they interact. This field is also commonly known as elementary particle physics. Scientists working in this field explore the most fundamental questions about the nature of our universe. I perform my research at the highest energy particle accelerators in the world along with colleagues from both MSU and around the world. In particular, my work focuses on understanding the physical mechanisms that explain why matter has mass. While mass and its interaction with gravity are the most clear indications that forces exist, the mystery of why particles have mass at all and why observed particle masses span such a great range remains a major focus in high energy physics.