Michael Schmitt

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Michael Schmitt is a professor of physics at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.  A graduate of Harvard University (Ph.D. 1991), most of his career has been focused on collider physics; he was a member of the ALEPH and CDF Collaborations and now he contributes to both CMS at the LHC and the Mu2e experiment at CERN.  His forte is data analysis, especially for standard model physics and searches for new particles.


Putting Distance Between Collider Events

A new way to measure the “distance” between high-energy particle collision events can help researchers interpret events involving, for example, the production of Higgs bosons or of top quarks. Read More »