Reinhard Schwienhorst

  • Aug 19, 2017
  • Active Faculty

Associate Professor
High Energy Physics - Experimental
Biomedical-Physical Sciences Bldg.
567 Wilson Rd., Room 3241
(517) 884-5566


2000: Ph.D., University of Minnesota
1995: Physik Diplom, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster

Selected Publications

Colliding neutrino beams, R. Schwienhorst, Mod. Phys. Lett. A23: 2751-2761 arXiv:0708.0160 (2008).

Single Top Production at the Tevatron, DØ and CDF collaborations (R. Schwienhorst, for the collaborations), proceedings for the 43rd Rencontres de Moriond on Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories, FERMILAB-CONF-08-129-E, arXiv:0805.2175 [hepex](2008).

Search for single top quark production at DØ, R. Schwienhorst, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 21, pp. 1339-1353 (2006).

Next-to-Leading Order Corrections to Single Top Quark Production and Decay at Tevatron: 1. s-channel Process, Qing-Hong Cao, Reinhard Schwienhorst, C.-P. Yuan, Phys. Rev. D74, 054023, hepph/0409040 (2005).

Next-to-Leading Order Corrections to Single Top Quark Production and Decay at Tevatron: 2. t-channel Process, Qing-Hong Cao, Reinhard Schwienhorst, J. Benitez, R. Brock, C.-P. Yuan, Phys. Rev. D72, 094027, hepph/0504230 (2005).

Electron-photon coincidences in electron impact ionization-excitation, R Schwienhorst et al., J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 29 2305-2314 (1996).

Professional Activities & Interests / Biographical Information

I am curious about what our world is made of at the smallest, most fundamental level. I am a particle physicist, exploring the energy frontier, studying the laws of nature at the highest energies together with my MSU colleagues and collaborators from around the world on the ATLAS experiment at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland.

The CERN LHC is a proton-proton collider that is expected to discover new particles and reveal physics at the electroweak symmetry breaking scale. ATLAS and CMS found the Higgs boson in 2012 and will continue to accumulate data at increasing collision energies. I am excited for the breakthroughs in the understanding of our world that should emerge. I work in the top group on single top quark production and in the exotics group on Z' searches in the dilepton final state.

Together with a team of very talented MSU students, we have produced a planetarium show on the LHC and ATLAS, running at the Abrams planetarium at MSU and possibly coming to a planetarium near you.

I have been on the DØ experiment at the Tevatron proton-antiproton collider at Fermilab near Chicago, Illinois since 2000. I was co-convener of the analysis group that discovered single-top quark production. You can read about the many subjects that I have investigated on my DØ home page.