Dominguez named to physics panel

Photo Credit: Aaron Dominguez
Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:37

Aaron Dominguez, associate professor of physics and associate dean of research for the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named to the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel by the U.S. Department of Energy and National Science Foundation.

Since 1967, the panel has advised the federal government’s national program in experimental and theoretical high-energy physics. Its activities include reviewing the program and recommending changes according to scientific and technological advances; advising long-term priorities and strategies; and recommending appropriate funding level to ensure global leadership in the discipline.

Dominguez served on a multi-institutional team that built the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment, one of two large particle detector experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. He is now part of an eight-university team that earned an $11.5 million grant to upgrade the supercollider’s detector, a vital component that made possible the discovery of the Higgs boson.