Ahmed Rashed, physics, has been made an affiliate with the Large Hadron Electron Collider (LHeC) at the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC), a multi-billion dollar facility in high energy physics and one of the largest in the world.
The membership of any professor to LHeC extends to their home institution. Thus putting Shippensburg on the physics world map. The Large Hadron Electron Collider (LHeC) at the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) hosted by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) based in Geneva, Switzerland receives visitors from all major institutions worldwide.
Rashed from the physics department has established a research collaboration with the high energy physics group at the University of Basel, Switzerland, through his visit to Basel in summer 2019. The visit has resulted in a long-term collaboration between him and the research group at Basel. The trip was supported through the Faculty Professional Development Grants program at Shippensburg University (FPDC-SU). The collaboration has resulted in a paper accepted for publication in the Physics Letters B Journal. The results were important that they caught the attention of the LHeC and FCC-he study group. The team has decided to include our results in the technical report for further investigations in the collider. Therefore, Ahmed had been added officially to the LHeC Conceptual Design Report (CDR) authors list. As a result, Shippensburg University and the physics department have become part of the LHeC collaboration being via Professor Rashed affiliation. His name and Shippensburg University name will appear not only on that technical report that is sent for publication, but also on all the publications of the LHeC and FCC-he study group including technical reports, notes, experimental observations, conference proceedings, etc. For the researchers to study the new observations from the LHeC, they quote the experimental papers. Therefore, the LHeC publications collect many citations and the authors as well as their affiliations become well known to the scientific community. Some information about the LHeC: The LHeC is an accelerator study for a possible upgrade of the existing Large Hadron Collider (LHC). These colliders are used by the community of high energy physicists to study the interactions and properties of the elementary particles at high energies. The LHeC team consists of more than 150 researchers from all over the world.
Some of the participant institutes in the United States are listed below:
- Pennsylvania State University (PSU), University Park, USA
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA
- Columbia University, New York, USA
- University of Maryland, College Park, USA
- Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
- Northwestern University, Evanston, USA
- Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, USA
- Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, USA
- Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab), Newport News, USA
- SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, USA
- Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, USA
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, USA
- Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, USA