Ian Shipsey

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Ian Shipsey

Professor of Experimental Physics

I am an experimental particle physicist. I work in large international scientific collaborations. We seek to understand how the universe was born how it will evolve and how it will end using particle accelerators and telescopes. I study quarks and the Higgs Boson, search for dark matter, and study dark energy.

I develop cameras that enable new ways of seeing the world. Most recently we saw the Higgs Boson for the first time.

I was Chairperson of the Collaboration Board of the Compact Muon Solenoid Experiment (CMS) at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Switzerland (2013), a member of the Board of Directors of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Corporation (2009-2012) and formerly the co-coordinator of the LHC Physics Center at Fermi National accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) (2009-2012) and co-Spokesperson of the CLEO experiment at Cornell University (2001-2004).

I am a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and serve in the Chair line of the APS Division of Particles and Fields (DPF) (2011-2015).

I am profoundly deaf. I have given over sixty colloquia and talks to the public on hearing, cochlear implants and perception since the miracle of a cochlear implant restored my hearing.

I teach Physics at all levels. I am passionate about teaching both one-on-one and in large lecture format. I have received awards for teaching at the Departmental Divisional and University levels at Purdue University USA, where I have spent most of my career. Students at Prudue gave me their highest award for teaching.

I have had the privilege to have had more than a dozen brilliant students receive a PhD so far and I have also mentored 10 postdoctoral fellows.

I am a member of the ATLAS Collaboration at the LHC since April 2015 and have been a member of the LSST Collaboration since 2008.