Marjorie Shapiro's Home Page

Search for New Phenomena Using High Energy Hadron Collisions

Research Program:

I am an experimental particle physicist whose interests lie in probing the most basic interactions in nature. There now exists a theory of the Strong and Electroweak interactions (“the Standard Model”) that has been tested to high accuracy and that explains almost all existing experimental data. The great success of this theory provides a framework for asking even more basic questions: What is the physics that generates quark and lepton masses? What determines the size of the Fermi constant? What is the mechanism responsible for the CP noninvariance observed in nature? It is such questions that my collaborators and I hope to address.

Many extensions to the Standard Model offer possible answers to these questions. In a large class of theories we expect new phenomena to appear when quarks or leptons collide at center-of-mass energies in the range of 100 GeV to 1 TeV. At the present time, hadron colliders are the only means of reaching these energies.

Information about me:


Phone: 510-486-4683 (LBL)

            510-642-3316 (Campus)

Office: 50B-5240 (LBL)

           366 LeConte Hall (Campus)

Here is my CV

Links to My Experiments' Web Pages:

ATLAS The ATLAS Experiment at the LHC

Recent Talks I have Given:

Why Does the W Boson Have Mass: Prospects for Uncovering the Source of Electroweak Symmetry Breaking

ATLAS Notes I have co-authored:

Recent CDF Results I have contributed to: