Galileo Circle Dean's Award

John Rutherfoord, Michael Shupe, Kenneth Johns, Elliott Cheu, and Erich Varnes

Experimental Elementary Particle Physics Team
Department of Physics

Galileo Circle Dean's Award Recipients

Elliott Cheu, Kenneth Johns, Erich Varnes, Michael Shupe, and John Rutherfoord (L-R), the UA’s experimental particle physics team leading the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider.

The Galileo Circle Dean’s Award is given in recognition of the extraordinary accomplishments of a team of College of Science faculty. It comes with a monetary award of $10,000 to advance the group’s research endeavors.

This exceptional team from the Department of Physics has made remarkable contributions over many years to the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider leading to the recent discovery of the Higgs boson. The team has been responsible for building key pieces of the ATLAS experiment, developing software to run it, and analyzing the data collected. Members of the team have been leaders of experimental collaborations involving scientists from across the globe contributing to the prominence of the University of Arizona in this international effort.