Wasserbaech, Steven R.
Title:
Professor - Physics
Office:
PS-228
Phone:
(801) 863-7498
Fax:
(801) 863-8064
Mail Code:
179
Last Updated: 7/23/14 -
 

Professor
Department of Physics

 

Courses I teach:

  • Physics 1010 — Elementary Physics
  • Physics 3400 — Classical Mechanics
  • Physics 4410 — Electrostatics and Magnetism
  • Physics 4420 — Electrodynamics
  • Physics 4510 — Quantum Mechanics I
  • Physics 4520 — Quantum Mechanics II
 

Research specialty: experimental particle physics



Education

  • Stanford University, Ph.D. in physics, 1989
  • University of Utah, B.S. in mathematics, B.S. in physics, magna cum laude, 1982
 

Positions held

  • Utah Valley University (formerly Utah Valley State College), Professor, Department of Physics, 2007–present; Associate Professor, 2006–2007; Assistant Professor, 2002–2006
  • European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Scientific Associate, 2009–2010 (on leave from UVU)
  • Haverford College, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, 2000–2002
  • University of Washington, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, 1993–2000
  • Florida State University, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Supercomputer Computations Research Institute, 1991–1993
  • European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Scientific Associate, 1989–1991
  • Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Research Assistant, 1984–1989
 

Awards

  • Dean's Faculty Excellence Award—Scholarship, College of Science and Health, Utah Valley University, 2012
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, College of Science and Health, Utah Valley University, 2009
  • Board of Trustees Award of Excellence, Utah Valley State College, 2007
  • Faculty Excellence Award, School of Science and Health, Utah Valley State College, 2005

 
Selected publications

  • Observation of a new boson with mass near 125 GeV in pp collisions at √s = 7 and 8 TeV, S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), JHEP 06, 081 (2013).
  • Study of the mass and spin-parity of the Higgs boson candidate via its decays to Z boson pairs, S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 081803 (2013).
  • A new boson with a mass of 125 GeV observed with the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Science 338, 1569 (2012).
  • Observation of a new boson at a mass of 125 GeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC, S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Phys. Lett. B. 716, 30 (2012).
  • Observation of a new Ξb baryon, S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 252002 (2012).
  • Search for dark matter and large extra dimensions in pp collisions yielding a photon and missing transverse energy, S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett.
  • Search for microscopic black holes in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV, S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), JHEP 1204, 061 (2012).
  • Suppression of non-prompt J/ψ, prompt J/ψ, and Υ(1S) in PbPb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV, S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), JHEP 1205, 063 (2012).
  • Search for supersymmetry at the LHC in events with jets and missing transverse energy, S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 221804 (2011).
  • Measurement of the ttbar production cross section in pp collisions at 7 TeV in lepton + jets events using b-quark jet identification, S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 84, 092004 (2011).
  • Measurement of the inclusive W and Z production cross sections in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV, S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), JHEP 1110, 132 (2011).
  • Long-range and short-range dihadron angular correlations in central PbPb collisions at a nucleon-nucleon center of mass energy of 2.76 TeV, S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration), JHEP 1107, 076 (2011).
  • Fermion pair production in e+e collisions at 189–209 GeV and constraints on physics beyond the standard model, S. Schael et al. (ALEPH Collaboration), Eur. Phys. J. C 49, 411 (2007).
  • Measurement of the W boson mass and width in e+e collisions at LEP, S. Schael et al. (ALEPH Collaboration), Eur. Phys. J. C 47, 309 (2006).
  • Search for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons at LEP, S. Schael et al. (ALEPH, DELPHI, L3, and OPAL Collaborations and LEP Working Group for Higgs Boson Searches), Eur. Phys. J. C 47, 547 (2006).
  • Branching ratios and spectral functions of tau decays: Final ALEPH measurements and physics implications, S. Schael et al. (ALEPH Collaboration), Phys. Rept. 421, 191 (2005).
  • Studies of QCD at e+e centre-of-mass energies between 91 GeV and 209 GeV, A. Heister et al. (ALEPH Collaboration), Eur. Phys. J. C 35, 457 (2004).
  • Search for supersymmetric particles with R parity violating decays in e+e collisions at √s up to 209 GeV, A. Heister et al. (ALEPH Collaboration), Eur. Phys. J. C 31, 1 (2003).
  • Leptonic decays of the Ds meson, A. Heister et al. (ALEPH Collaboration), Phys. Lett. B 528, 1 (2002).
  • Final results of the searches for neutral Higgs bosons in e+e collisions at √s up to 209 GeV, A. Heister et al. (ALEPH Collaboration), Phys. Lett. B 526, 191 (2002).
  • Measurement of the forward-backward asymmetry in Z → bbbar and Z → ccbar decays with leptons, A. Heister et al. (ALEPH Collaboration), Eur. Phys. J. C 24, 177 (2002).
  • Measurement of the tau polarization at LEP, A. Heister et al. (ALEPH Collaboration), Eur. Phys. J. C 20, 401 (2001).
  • Measurement of the Z resonance parameters at LEP, R. Barate et al. (ALEPH Collaboration), Eur. Phys. J. C 14, 1 (2000).
  • Updated measurement of the tau lepton lifetime, R. Barate et al. (ALEPH Collaboration), Phys. Lett. B 414, 362 (1997).
  • Measurement of the tau lepton lifetime with the three-dimensional impact parameter method, R. Barate et al. (ALEPH Collaboration), Z. Phys. C 74, 387 (1997).
  • Measurement of the tau lepton lifetime, D. Buskulic et al. (ALEPH Collaboration), Z. Phys. C 70, 549 (1996).
  • Systematic biases in particle lifetime measurements, S. Wasserbaech, Phys. Rev. D 48, 4216 (1993).
  • A precise measurement of the tau lepton lifetime, D. Buskulic et al. (ALEPH Collaboration), Phys. Lett. B 297, 432 (1992).
  • Measurement of the tau lepton lifetime, D. Decamp et al. (ALEPH Collaboration), Phys. Lett. B 279, 411 (1992).
  • Upper limit on the absolute branching fraction for Ds+φπ+, J. Adler et al. (Mark III Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 64, 169 (1990).
  • Observation of Ds+K0K+ and Ds+K*0K+ and an upper limit on Ds+K0π+, J. Adler et al. (Mark III Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 63, 1211 (1989).
  • The Mark III vertex chamber, J. Adler et al., Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 276, 42 (1989).
  • Observation of e+e → DsDs* at √s = 4.14 GeV, G. Blaylock et al. (Mark III Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2171 (1987).
  • Upper limits for northern hemisphere 1015 eV gamma ray sources, J. Boone et al. (Fly's Eye Experiment), Astrophys. J. 297, 145 (1985).
  • Search for 1015 eV gamma rays from the Crab pulsar and surrounding regions, J. Boone et al. (Fly's Eye Experiment), Astrophys. J. 285, 264 (1984).

Additional publications in refereed journals:
196 publications with the CMS Collaboration,
256 publications with the ALEPH Collaboration,
23 publications with the Mark III Collaboration.
Complete publication list from INSPIRE (includes conference proceedings, thesis, etc.)


Presentations at conferences
  • Review talk on b hadron lifetimes and the width difference ΔΓ(Bs0), IV International Conference on Hyperons, Charm, and Beauty Hadrons, Valencia, Spain, June 2000.
  • Invited review talk on physics at LEP 2, Second Meeting of the Northwest Section of the APS, Eugene, Oregon, May 2000.
  • Invited review talk on measurements of the tau lepton lifetime, Fifth International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics, Santander, Spain, September 1998.
  • Talk on leptonic decays of the Ds meson and production of orbitally excited charm mesons, on behalf of the ALEPH Collaboration, XXIX International Conference on High Energy Physics, Vancouver, BC, July 1998.
  • Review talk on tau physics at LEP, Tau/Charm Factory Workshop, Argonne National Laboratory, June 1995.
  • Review talk on universality of the leptonic charged currents, Aspen Winter Conference, January 1995.
  • Talk on measurement of the tau lepton lifetime, on behalf of the ALEPH Collaboration, Second International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics, Columbus, Ohio, September 1992.
  • Talk on decays of charmed mesons, on behalf of the Mark III Collaboration, XXIV Rencontres de Moriond: Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories, Les Arcs, France, March 1989.
  • Talk on decays of charmed mesons, on behalf of the Mark III Collaboration, Third Regular Meeting of the Division of Particles and Fields of the APS, Salt Lake City, Utah, January 1987.