I am a post-Doc with Columbia University
at the D0
Experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator
Laboratory. I completed my thesis at Rutgers
University in 1998 in the Experimental
High Energy Physics program of the Physics
Department working with the CDF
Collaboration, also at Fermilab.
My undergraduate degrees, B.Sc. Honours in Physics (1987) and B.Sc. Honours
in Applied Mathematics (1988), are from the University
of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Vitae is available here.
DØ Private Talks
My Ph.D. Thesis
A Search for Charged Higgs Boson Decays of the Top Quark using Hadronic Decays of the Tau Lepton in Proton-Antiproton Collisions at sqrt(s) = 1.8 TeV at CDF
written under the direction of Terry Watts and submitted to the Graduate School at Rutgers University October, 1998.
We published a paper (July 21, 1997) based on this work in
Physical Review Letters - F. Abe et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 79:357-362,1997.
There is a general discussion about the CDF search for the charged Higgs boson at high tan beta, with plots available from the public CDF Exotics web page.
I worked on the CDF Level 3 Trigger for both Run 1A and 1B.
I started up the CDF Graduate Student Theses Web Pages, which contains information on theses in progress at CDF, completed theses and a Tips for Writing a CDF Thesis page.
Check out my
page for various talks I gave over the last few years while at CDF.
This page also contains a number of plots that might be useful in giving
talks. A DØ Talks page is coming soon.
Since February 1995 to my
I was involved with the Fermilab
Graduate Student Association as the Chairman of the Computing Classes
Subcommittee. Please check out the GSA web pages and the pages on the
classes and computer
class subsidies that we have available.
A former roommate
and I started up the Fermilab
Computer Club in January 1996. We had about half a dozen very successful
meetings but, unfortunately, the club is currently in suspended animation
due to numerous factors, the greatest of which is my lack of time to arrange
the needed bureaucracy as I am trying to finish my thesis and get a real
job. Once I am gainfully employed (and if I am still at Fermilab, of course),
I hope to start it up again. If anyone wants to take up the banner and
run with it, please, please get in touch with me.
Some remnants of the club remain as the above web
page, Fermilab newsgroups
and fnal.orgs.fcc.linux and as a
Fermilab mailing list email@example.com.
I have set up all the
Linux Gazette pages on my local machine for my own convenience. Sorry - this link has been disabled until I can find space on
The Fermilab Linux Repository Linux Gazette mirror still exists.
Check out the Fermilab Linux Repositry
- has some useful links.
Also, the Argonne Area Linux Users Group/Linux Users of Northern Illinois has some useful links.
I am also a
member of the Fermilab International Film Society Committee and maintain
the web pages. Check out
I can be found at:
D0 Trailers 173
MS 352, Columbia/D0
Department of Physics
380 B Brittany Court
Send mail or comments to Leslie Groer
This page was last modified on Sunday, 21-Nov-99 01:20:41 CDT