Curriculum Vitae for Conor Henderson

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA.
Tel: (205) 348-8834
Email: conor.henderson@ua.edu

Previous Positions

2008 - 2010: CERN Fellow
CERN, PH Department
Geneva, CH-1211, Switzerland

2005 - 2008: Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Laboratory for Nuclear Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

Education

1999 - 2005: PhD, Relativistic Heavy-Ion Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
Thesis: Identified Particle Transverse Momentum Distributions from Au+Au Collisions at 62.4 GeV per Nucleon Pair
Advisor: Prof Gunther M Roland

1995 - 1999: MSci, Physics and Applied Mathematics
Queen's University, Belfast, N Ireland.

Research Activities

With the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in CERN (2008 - present):

With the CDF experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron collider (2005 - 2008): With the PHOBOS experiment at the Brookhaven Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (2000 - 2005):

Teaching

Courses taught:

Thesis committees:

Graduate student supervision:

Undergraduate research supervision at UA:

Undergraduate students supervised as part of the CERN Summer Student programme (8-12 weeks each):

Attended American Association of Physics Teachers Workshop for New Physics Faculty, 27-30 June 2011.

Outreach Activities

Talks with high-school physics students at Lismore Comprehensive School, Craigavon, Northern Ireland (May 2008, September 2009)

Interview with local newspaper (Lurgan Mail, 1 October 2009)

Interviewed for Northern Ireland schools documentary films on CERN, and a career as a physicist (2010)

"Putting the Fizz Back Into Physics", article in Physics World magazine, September 1998.

Awards and Honors

2008-2010 CERN Research Fellowship

1999-2000 John F Kennedy Memorial Scholar at MIT

1999 John Geddes Prize for best Queen's University undergraduate physics research project

1999 Irish Physics Students Association Conference, Chairman and chief organizer

1998 Physics Society President, Queen's University, Belfast

Professional Organisations

Member, American Physical Society

Member, American Association of Physics Teachers

Associate Member, Institute of Physics (UK)

High Energy Physics Community Activities

Invited reviewer for:

Invited participant in workshop Les Houches Physics at TeV Colliders: Beyond the Standard Model, 17-26 June 2009, Les Houches, France.

Colloquia

Searching for Physics beyond the Standard Model at the Large Hadron Collider
University of Alabama-Huntsville Physics Department, 11 October 2011.

Searching for New Physics at the Large Hadron Collider
University of Alabama Physics Department, 29 March 2010

Seminars

Recent Results from CMS
University of Alabama, 8 April 2011

Searching for New Physics with Photons at the Large Hadron Collider
University of Bristol, 29 July 2010

Global Search for Physics Beyond the Standard Model
Glasgow University Physics Department, 7 January 2009

Results of a Global Search for New Physics with 2 fb^-1 at CDF

Results of a Global Search for New Physics with 1 fb^-1 at CDF

Vista and Sleuth: Searching for New Physics at the Tevatron
Penn State University, 15 November 2006

Conference Talks

Global Search for New Physics at CDF
Plenary talk at Moriond QCD 2008, 8-15 March 2008, La Thuile, Italy.

Sleuth: Results of a Quasi-Model-Independent Search for New Physics in 1 fb-1 at CDF
Parallel talk at PHENO 2007, 7 May 2007, Madison, WI.

Vista: A New Method for an Inclusive Search of Tevatron RunII Data
Parallel talk at PHENO 2006, 15 May 2006, Madison, WI.

Charged Hadron p_T Spectra from Au+Au Collisions at 62.4 GeV
Parallel talk at APS Division of Nuclear Physics Meeting, 29 October 2004, Chicago, IL.

Charged Hadron pT Spectra from PHOBOS
Participant presentation at the 16th Summer School in Nuclear Physics, 13-25 June 2004, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME.

Strangeness Production in PHOBOS
Plenary talk at RHIC/AGS Users' Meeting 'Workshop on Strangeness and Exotica at RHIC', 14 May 2004, Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY.

Charged Hadron Transverse Momentum Distributions at High pT in Au+Au Collisions at 200 GeV
Parallel talk at APS Division of Nuclear Physics Meeting, 10 October 2002, Lansing, MI.

Measurement of Charged Antiparticle to Particle Ratios by the PHOBOS Detector
Parallel talk at American Physical Society April Meeting, 30 April 2001, Washington DC.

Publications as a Primary Author

An Exotic Photon Cloud Trigger for CMS
C. Henderson, Proceedings of the 2009 Les Houches Workshop on New Physics at the LHC, arXiv:1005.1229

Global Search for New Physics with 2.0/fb at CDF
T. Aaltonen et al (CDF Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 79, 011101 (2009) (arXiv:0809.3781)

Results Of A Model-Independent Global Search For New Physics At CDF
C. Henderson for the CDF Collaboration, arXiv:0805.0742, proceedings of the XLIIIth Rencontres de Moriond: QCD and High-Energy Interactions 2008.

Model-Independent and Quasi-Model-Independent Search for New Physics at CDF
T. Aaltonen et al (CDF Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 78, 012002 (2008) (arXiv:0712.1311)

Identified hadron transverse momentum spectra in Au+Au collisions at sqrt(s_NN)= 62.4 GeV
BB Back et al (PHOBOS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. C 75, 024910 (2007)

Centrality dependence of charged hadron transverse momentum spectra in Au+Au collisions from sqrt(s_NN) = 62.4 to 200 GeV
BB Back et al (PHOBOS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 082304 (2005)

Centrality Dependence of the Charged Hadron Transverse Momentum Spectra in d+Au Collisions at sqrt(sNN)=200 GeV
BB Back et al (PHOBOS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 072302 (2003)

Charged hadron transverse momentum distributions in Au+Au collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 200 GeV
BB Back et al (PHOBOS Collaboration), Phys. Lett. B578, 297 (2004)

Ratios of charged particles to antiparticles near mid-rapidity in {Au+Au} collisions at sqrt(s_NN)= 130 GeV
BB Back et al (PHOBOS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 102301 (2001)

"Putting the Fizz Back Into Physics"
C. Henderson, Physics World, Sept 1998.

Author on publications by the CMS collaboration since January 2010.

Author on publications by the CDF collaboration from summer 2006 to summer 2009.

Author on all publications by the PHOBOS collaboration since 2000.