John Conway

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One Shields Avenue
Physics Department
Davis, CA 95616

Office: 311 Physics Building
Phone: +1 (530) 754-7639
Fax: +1 (530) 752-4717

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Prof. Conway joined the Davis faculty in 2004. He is an experimental high energy particle physicist, and is presently engaged in two large experiments: CDF at the Fermilab Tevatron in Batavia, Illinois, and CMS at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. His main interest is the search for new particles at these high energy hadron colliders, including the search for the Higgs boson and new heavy quarks. With the new large data samples at both experiments, discoveries may happen very soon.

Prof. Conway is the principal investigator for the collider physics group at Davis, which comprises over 25 active researchers (faculty, senior researchers, postdocs, and graduate students), funded by the US Department of Energy.

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Career History

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1987
  • Research Associate, University of Wisconsin, 1987-1992
  • Assistant Professor, Rutgers University, 1993-1999
  • Associate Professor, Rutgers University, 1999-2004
  • Associate Professor, University of California, Davis, 2004-Present