Dr. David Toback is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University. He is the Thaman Professor for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence. Prof. Toback received his B.S. in physics from M.I.T. in 1991, his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1997, and joined the faculty at Texas A&M in 2000. His research has focused on the search for new fundamental particles at the world’s highest energy particle accelerators, the Fermilab Tevatron (outside Chicago, IL) and the Large Hadron Collider, or LHC (in Geneva, Switzerland). He is currently the convener of the supersymmetry search group for the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) collaboration.