Drew Alton

 

Education

Ph.D.  (Physics) - Kansas State University (2000)
M.S. (Physics) - Ball State University (1996)
B.S. - (Physics & Mathematics) University of Iowa (1992)

Appointments
Associate Professor, Augustana University (2012- )
Assistant Professor, Augustana University (2006 - 2012 )
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan (2000-2006)

Research Interests
Dark matter detection using liquid argon
High energy collisions producing multiple electroweak bosons

Professional Organizations and Service
Member, American Physical Society (1996)
Member, MAX/ Darkside Collaboration.
Member, D0 Collaboration 
              Co-convener of the photon identification group (2003-04).
              Co-convener of the QCD physics group (2004-06).
Augustan College Representative, South Dakota Space Grant Consortium
AP Physics Exam Grader (2008-09)
Fermilab UEC "Quality of Life" sub-committee chair (2004-05).

Representative Publications

  • P.Agnes, et al., “Results from the first use of low radioactivity argon in a dark matter search”, Phys. Rev. D93 (2016) no.8, 081101.
  • P. Agnes et al., “The veto system of the DarkSide-50 experiement”, JINST 11 (2016) no.03 P03016.
  • P.Agnes, et al., “First Results from the DarkSide-50 Dark Matter Experiment at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso”, Phys. Lett. B743 (2015) 456-466.
  • V. M. Abazov, et al., “Electron and Photon Identification in the D0 experiement,”, Nucl. Instrum. Methods A 750, 78 (2014).
  • T. Alexander et al., "Light Yield in DarkSide-10: a Prototype Two-phase Argon TPC for Dark Matter Searches", Astroparticle Physics 49, pp. 44-51
  • A.  Alton and T. Alexander, “A possible explanation for NuTeV’s anomalous dimuon events”, Phys. Rev. D83:115018 (2011).
  • V. M. Abazov et al., “Search for a scalar or vector particle decaying into Zg in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV”, Phys. Lett. B 671, 349 (2009).
  • A. Alton and T. Alexander, "A possible explanation for NuTeV's anomalous dimuon events", Phys. Rev. D 83115018 (2011).
  • V.M. Abazov et al., "Search for a scaler or vector particle decaying into Zg at √s =1.96-TeV" Phys. Lett. B 671: >341 (2009).
  • V. M. Abazov et al., "Search for ZZ and Zg production in pp collisions at ps = 1:96 TeV and limits on anomalous ZZZ and ZZg couplings", Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 131801 (2008).
  • V. M. Abazov et al., “Measurement of the pp->WZ+X cross section at √s =1.96-TeV and limits on the WWZ trilinear guage coupling”, Phys. Rev. D 76, 111104(R) (2007).
  • V. M. Abazov et al., "Zg production and limits on anomalous ZZg and Zg couplings in pp collisions at ps = 1:96 TeV", Phys. Lett. B 653, 378 (2007).
  • V. M. Abazov et al., “Search for narrow resonance in Zg events gathered by DØ at √s =1.96-TeV”, Phys. Lett. B 641:415-422 (2006).