Alexander Khanov
* Research: Experimental High Energy Physics
     •  The ATLAS experiment at the LHC
     •  OSU HEP group
* Teaching
     •  PHYS 6260: Exp. Methods in HEP
* My Curriculum Vitae
Associate Professor
Department of Physics
Oklahoma State University
Office: 251 PSII
Phone: (405) 744-2404
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Research

My research interests are in the field of experimental high energy physics. I am involved in top quark and Higgs boson physics at the ATLAS experiment at CERN. ATLAS is one of the two major experiments at the Large Hadron Collider with more than 3000 people involved. The other experiment is called CMS. In July 2012 both experiments have announced the observation of a new particle in the mass region around 125-126 GeV consistent with the Higgs. On December 15, 2015 ATLAS and CMS presented their latest results. Both experiments observed a slight excess in the diphoton invariant mass around 750 GeV. We will have to wait for more data in 2016 to find out whether this slight excess is an inconsequential statistical fluctuation or, alternatively, a sign of the existence of a new phenomenon.

Selected publications