After receiving the Ph.D. degree at the University of Texas, Austin, Tex, USA in 1999, Stathes Paganis joined the Columbia University ZEUS Experiment Group. In ZEUS at the HERA ep collider, he proposed, designed, and commissioned the luminosity spectrometer system and served as the Luminosity Group Coordinator and Electroweak and Structure Function Group Convenor. In 2002 he led the first observation of scalar and tensor meson resonances at HERA. In 2003 he moved to CERN joining the University of Wisconsin ATLAS Group, and in 2005 he accepted a faculty position at the University of Sheffield. In ATLAS he worked on the electron/photon reconstruction and calibration with the ATLAS LAr calorimeter and led the Higgs to 4-lepton analysis. Paganis also served for 4 years as the ATLAS Physics Analysis Tool Coconvenor. He is currently involved in the Higgs search at the LHC and in the ATLAS silicon detector upgrade for the SuperLHC. His main interest is to understand the origin of mass and the mechanism responsible for the electroweak symmetry breaking. This interest extends to low-energy QCD where he was involved in scalar meson measurements and searches for the glueball, dibaryons, and other QCD exotics. He has significant expertise with EM calorimeters and silicon tracking detector R&D.
Biography Updated on 5 September 2011