Kawtar Hafidi is Associate Laboratory Director for Physical Sciences and Engineering. She oversees the laboratory’s research programs in physics and high energy physics, materials science, chemical science and engineering, and nanoscience and technology.
Division Director, CPS/Interim Deputy Director, HEP
Salman Habib is the Director of Argonne’s Computational Science (CPS) Division, leading the overall day-to-day management, strategic direction, growth, and vision into both the near and long-term future. He holds a joint position in Argonne’s Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Directorate, the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago, and the Northwestern Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering (NAISE). He also leads the ExaSky effort within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project. Salman’s interests cover a broad span of research, ranging from quantum field theory and quantum information to the formation of cosmological structure. He is particularly interested in innovative uses of high performance and data-intensive computing in solving scientific problems.
Richard Talaga leads the HEP Division’s Intensity Frontier Group. Talaga’s research interests concentrate on the study of weakly interacting particles, notably neutrinos and muons, and the design of detectors to enable these studies.
Within the High Energy Physics Division, Bob Wagner leads the Detector R&D Group which develops novel instrumentation to support the division science programs. This includes research in superconducting transition edge sensors and kinetic induction devices, silicon pixel detector technology, near infra-red optical notch filters for removal of atmospheric background from supernovae observations, and microchannel plate photodetectors for picosecond time and millimeter spatial resolution.
James Proudfoot received his Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University, studying proton structure in deep-inelastic muon-proton scattering. As a physicist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, he studied electroweak interactions and hadron production in electron-positron scattering at DESY until 1982 when he joined Argonne and became a member of the CDF collaboration studying proton-antiproton interactions at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider.
Dr. Carlos Wagner is the head of the Theory Group of the High Energy Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He works as a Professor at the Enrico Fermi Institute and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago. His area of research is phenomenology of particle physics, namely the study of the interactions of elementary particles, with a special emphasis on collider physics, Higgs physics, the theory of Dark Matter and the origin of the asymmetry between matter and anti-matter.
Electronics Engineer/Interim Group Leader Electronics Group (HEP)
John Anderson has over 35 years of experience in the development of electrical and electronic circuits and systems for both commercial and research use. He is currently the senior electronics engineer in the Low Energy Technical Support group of Argonne National Laboratory’s Physics Division with a concurrent posting as Interim Group Leader of the Electronics Group of Argonne’s High Energy Physics Division. Anderson is the Level 3 manager for the Timing and Trigger systems of GRETA, the Gamma-Ray Energy Tracking Array. Anderson has been with Argonne since 2006; prior to this he was the Associate Department Head for the Electrical Engineering Department at Fermilab and Project Electrical Engineer for the D-Zero experiment.