Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

Email: ssekula@smuSPAMNOT.edu
Phone:(214) 768-7832
Postal Address:SMU Department of Physics
3215 Daniel Ave.
Dallas, TX 75275-0175

Biography

I am an Assistant Professor of Physics at Southern Methodist University. I teach physics and conduct research at the energy frontier (the ATLAS Experiment). My top priority presently and for many years to come is the ATLAS Experiment and investigations at the "Energy Frontier" of particle physics. I co-convened the ATLAS Higgs Subgroup 6: Beyond-the-Standard Model Higgs Physics from 2012-2013. Among my accomplishments, I have contributed to the measurement of the spin-parity of the Higgs Boson and have pushed the limits of searches for additional Higgs Bosons in nature, both through intellectual leadership and direct involvement in several searches. In the past, I was active in the "Intensity Frontier" of my field through the BaBar Experiment. I led the team that discovered the ground state of the bottomonium system in 2008 and contributed to several other measurements and searches, including the observation of CP violation in the B meson system and the observation of the rare decay B+→τν, I became an Assistant Professor at SMU in 2009. I held post-doctoral positions at MIT and The Ohio State University. I earned my Ph.D. in physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004, and prior to that my B.S. in physics from Yale University in 1998.

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