William T. Ford
Professor. Ph.D. Princeton University, 1967.
Professor Ford is an experimentalist in elementary particle physics. He
currently collaborates in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment
operating at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
laboratory in Switzerland. The goals of this
research are to elucidate the elementary interactions of quarks and
leptons. The highlight to date is the 2012 discovery
jointly by CMS and ATLAS of the Higgs boson.
Working in collaboration with CU faculty colleagues and the
group's undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs he investigates heavy-flavored multi-jet
signatures for new particles, such as those predicted by the
The group's detector efforts center mainly on tracking devices, specifically the CMS silicon pixel and strip detectors.
Physics interests over the years include weak interaction properties
as measured by neutrino interactions, and by the lifetimes,
branching fractions, and decay dynamics of weakly decaying
Professor Ford was a recipient of the 2006 W. K. H. Panofsky Prize
awarded by the American Physical Society.
"Measurement of Rates for Muonless Deep Inelastic Neutrino and
HPWF collaboration; B. Aubert et
al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 32, 1457 (1974).
"Lifetime of Particles Containing b Quarks", MAC collaboration;
E. Fernandez et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 51, 1022 (1983).
"Measurement of time dependent CP asymmetry parameters in B0 meson decays to omega K0S, eta'K0, and pi0K0S",
BABAR Collaboration, B. Aubert et al., Phys. Rev. D 79, 052003 (2009).
"Search for gluino mediated bottom- and top-squark production in
multijet final states in pp collisions at 8 TeV", CMS Collaboration,
Physics Letters B 725, 243 (2013).