Faculty Profile

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Amitabh Lath
Professor
Member of the Graduate Faculty
Group: High energy experiment
Phone: 848-445-8971
Office: W324
Email: lath@physics.rutgers.edu
Homepage: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/~lath/

 

Research Overview:

I am interested in High Energy physics, also known as Particle physics. This is the study of the smallest objects in nature. Our current understanding of the fundamental constituents of matter is that everything is made of quarks and leptons and held together by various forces that act on them such as the electromagnetic and nuclear forces (no gravity at these scales, not yet).

Scroll down to see a link to a talk I gave at a local high school on particle physics.

The experiments in this field can be quite large, thousands of people collaborate on building and running a single experiment.

I am currently working at the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN .

Previously I worked on the CDF collider experiment at Fermilab (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory).

News Item(s):
  • Amit Lath and Emanuel Diaconescu promoted
  • Amit Lath and Anton Anastassov were cited in the July 24, 2007 NY Times article about the race for the (Higgs) "God Particle"