Bio for David Saltzberg
is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
received a bachelor's degree in Physics in 1989 from Princeton University where
he worked in the Princeton Cyclotron. He received his Ph.D. in
from the University of Chicago in 1994, where
he measured the mass of the W boson at the
Fermilab Tevatron and CDF detector. In 1995-97,
he performed post-graduate
work at CERN on the CHORUS experiment looking for nu_mu
to nu_tau oscillations with a 1-ton photographic emulsion target.
Saltzberg returned to the U.S. and CDF as a faculty member
at UCLA where he and his group helped build the CDF Run-II detector
at the Fermilab Tevatron. His group looks for
signs of supersymmetry and measures exotic properties of the
As an assistant professor, Saltzberg received a Sloan
Fellowship, NSF Career Award, and Dept. of Energy Outstanding
Junior Investigator Award.
Saltzberg current interests are high energy particle physics and high-energy
using radio detection techniques. He
is currently working on the ANITA project, which recently complete three successful scientific balloon flights in Antarctica. He is currently also collaborating with the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
Saltzberg and his students
spend their free
time underground in Gulf-Coast salt mines measuring their suitability
as future neutrino telescopes. This work receives external support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
David Saltzberg, is the science consultant for the CBS television situation-comedy,
The Big Bang Theory, by checking scripts and meeting with the
producers, writers, actors, set decorators, prop masters, costume
designers etc. to help ensure scientific accuracy. He also writes a blog
The Big Blog
Theory that explains the science behind each episode.
- ANITA Collaboration, "Observation of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic rays with a Balloon-borne Radio Inteferometer," accepted by Physical Review Letters,
- ANITA Collaboration, "Observational Constraints on the Ultra-high Energy Cosmic Neutrino Flux from the Second Flight of the ANITA Experiment,"
Physical Review D82, 022004 (2010).
- ANITA Collaboration, "Constraints on cosmic neutrino fluxes from
the ANITA experiment", Phys. Rev. Lett. 96 171101 (2006).
- P. Gorham, K. Liewer, C. Naudet, D. Saltzberg, and D. Williams,
"Experimental Limit on the Cosmic Diffuse Ultra-High Energy Neutrino
Flux", Phys. Rev. Lett., 93, 041101 (2004).
- CDF Collaboration, "Inclusive Search for Anomalous Production
of High-pT Like Sign Lepton Pairs in Proton-Antiproton collisions
at 1.8 TeV", Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 061802 (2004).
- CDF Collaboration, "Measurement of the top+antitop Production
Cross section in Proton-Antiproton Collisions at 1.96 TeV Using
Dilepton Events,'' to appear in Phys. Rev. Lett (2004)
D. Goldstein and D. Saltzberg, "The RASNIK Real-Time Relative
Alignment Monitor for the CDF Inner Tracking Detectors,"
Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A, 506 92 (2003).
- D. Saltzberg et al., "Monte Carlo Design Studies for
a Next Generation UHE Neutrino Observatory in a Large
Rock Salt Formation," Proceedings of the Society of Optical
Engineering (SPIE), vol. 4858, 191 (2003).
- P. Gorham, D. Saltzberg et al., "Measurements of the Suitability of
Large Rock Salt Formations for Radio Detection of High
Energy Neutrinos," Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A. 476, 476 (2002).
- D. Saltzberg, P. Gorham, D. Walz, et al.,
"Observation of the Askaryan Effect:
Coherent Microwave Emission from Charge Asymmetry in High Energy Particle
Cascades", Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 2802 (2001).
- F. Halzen and D. Saltzberg, "Tau Neutrino Appearance with
a 1000 Megaparsec Baseline," Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 4305 (1998).
- Chorus collaboration, "A Search for nu_mu to nu_tau Oscillation,"
Phys. Lett B424, 202 (1998).
- J. Dupraz, D. Saltzberg, and G. Van Beek, "The Optical
Alignment Monitoring System of Chorus (RASNIK)",
Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A 388 (1997).
- CDF Collaboration, "Measurement of the W Boson Mass", Phys. Rev.
Lett. 75, 11 (1995).
- CDF Collaboration, "Observation of Top Quark Production
in Proton-Antiproton Collisions," Phys. Rev. Lett. 74 2626 (1995)
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