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Faculty Profile

Lucien M Cremaldi

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Physics & Astronomy
PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY
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202 LEWIS HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-5311
Joined UM: 08/16/1988

Areas of Expertise

  • PARTICLE ACCELERATORS
  • PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
  • PHYSICS, HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS
  • PHYSICS, NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS

Brief Bio

Dr. L. Cremaldi is Professor of Physics and Astronomy. He graduated in 1983 from Northwestern University, Evanston IL, with a Ph.D. in Particle Physics. He worked on the early measurements of the new charmed particles at Fermilab. There he constructed one of the first Liquid Argon Calorimeters used in high energy physics research. In 1984 he joined University of Colorado as a post doc and performed research at the Tagged Photon Spectrometer at Fermilab. There he took charge of the Cherenkov particle identification systems for the experiment and made some of the first measurements of the lifettime and properties of charmed baryon states. In 1988 he joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi. He began working on b-quark physics at the Stanford Linear Accelerator, where the first measurements of CP violation in the b sector were made. He participated in the design of the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to be built at CERN, CH. He made contributions to the Pixel Tracker and the Hadron Calorimeter. He served as the US University representative to the Tracker Institutional Board. In 2012 the Higgs boson was discovered at the LHC. He worked on the Muon Ionization Cooling experiment (MICE), to resaerch how muon beams could be accelerated and focused for new particle accelerators as a Muon Collider or Intense Neutrino beams. He is currently working on the Belle II experiment, where electrons and positions are search for Physics Beyond the Standard Model. Belle II will create over 100 Million BB canddiates per year, amassing the largest sample of b-mesons for studies to date. Dr. L. Cremaldi is Professor of Physics and Astronomy. He graduated in 1983 from Northwestern University, Evanston IL, with a Ph.D. in Particle Physics. He worked on the early measurements of the new charmed particles at Fermilab. There he constructed one of the first Liquid Argon Calorimeters used in high energy physics research. In 1984 he joined University of Colorado as a post doc and performed research at the Tagged Photon Spectrometer at Fermilab. There he took charge of the Cherenkov particle identification systems for the experiment and made some of the first measurements of the lifetime and properties of charmed baryon states. In 1988 he joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi. He began working on b-quark physics at the Stanford Linear Accelerator, where the first measurements of CP violation in the b sector were made. He participated in the design of the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to be built at CERN, CH. He made contributions to the Pixel Tracker and the Hadron Calorimeter. He served as the US University representative to the Tracker Institutional Board. In 2012 the Higgs boson was discovered at the LHC. He worked on the Muon Ionization Cooling experiment (MICE), to research how muon beams could be accelerated and focused for new particle accelerators as a Muon Collider or Intense Neutrino beams. He is currently working on the Belle II experiment, where electrons and positions are collided in search of Physics Beyond the Standard Model. Belle II will create over 100 Million B anti-B candidates per year, amassing the largest sample of b-mesons for studies to date. Dr. Cremaldi served as the Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy from 2009-2016. Dr. Cremaldi's research is supported by the Department of Energy and National Science Foundation.

Degrees

BS
EDUCATION
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY/ BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA (1972)
MS
PHYSICS
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY/ BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA (1975)
PHD
PHYSICS
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY/EVANSTON, ILLINOIS (1983)

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Innovative STEM Education-VCRSP
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