Katrin Heitmann is the Deputy Division Director of the HEP Division. She is a Physicist and Computational Scientist within the HEP Division and a Senior Member of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago and a member of NAISE at Northwestern. Her research currently focuses on computational cosmology, in particular on trying to understand the causes for the accelerated expansion of the Universe. She is responsible for large simulation campaigns with HACC and for the tools in the associated analysis library, CosmoTools. Katrin is a member of several major astrophysical surveys that aim to shed light on this question and is currently the Computing Coordinator for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Dark Energy Science Collaboration.
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.
Manoel Conde is the interim group leader for the Argonne Wakefield Accelerator facility (AWA). His group develops the science and technology of electron beam-driven wakefield acceleration to enable performance breakthroughs for future linear colliders and other advanced accelerators applications.
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.
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.