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Brad Abbott

Brad Abbott

Brian and Sandra O'Brien Presidential Professor

High Energy Particle Physics

A photo of Brad Abbott sitting outdoors.



Office: NH 337

Phone: (405) 325-7090




B.A. University of Minnesota, Morris (1989)

M.S. Purdue University (1992)

Ph.D. Purdue University (1994)


My area of research is in experimental high energy physics and I have been involved in collider physics my entire career.  I received my Ph.D as a member of the D0 collaboration located at Fermilab where I worked primarily on QCD.  As a postdoc at LBL I worked on the BaBar collaboration located at SLAC where my primary responsibility was helping to build the silicon vertex detector.  Most recently I have been involved in the ATLAS experiment located at CERN where I have involved in various analyses including searching for SUSY and vector like leptons.  I have studied photon cross sections, WWW production, WWgamma production, J/psi +W production and single top in association with a Z boson.  In addition to the physics analyses, I am involved in helping test the new ATLAS pixel detector which is currently being built. 

Awards & Honors

  • Regents Award for Superior Teaching
  • General Education Teaching Award
  • Brian and Sandra O'Brien Presidential Professorship
  • #1 Friends of the Undergraduates