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John Haggerty

sPHENIX, Physics Department

John Haggerty

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Physics Department
Bldg. 510C, Room 2-212
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-2286
haggerty@bnl.gov

I am an experimental physicist working on the sPHENIX experiment at RHIC.  I worked on its predecessor, PHENIX, from 1996-2016 as Deputy Project Manager, Data Acquisition Coordinator, Run Coordinator (Run 9 in 2009, the first RHIC run with 500 GeV p+p), and Deputy Operations Manager, and before that, on AGS Experiment 787, which made the first measurements of the branching ratio of the rare decays K+→π+νν and K+→π+μ+μ-.  I have worked on sPHENIX since 2012, when it was in the early proposal stage, oversaw the acquisition of the former BaBar magnet from SLAC, was Lead Scientist on four test beam runs of sPHENIX calorimeter prototypes at the Fermilab Test Beam Facillity (T1044), 2014-2018, and editor of the Conceptual and Technical Design Reports.  Now that the experiment is under construction, I am the Project Scientist and co-chair of the Commissioning Task Force.

Research | Education | Appointments | Publications


Research Activities

Education

  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 1981.  Thesis adviser: Frank Pipkin, working at the CLEO experiment at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring.  Thesis: "Inclusive Kaon Production at Upsilon Resonances."
  • A.M., Harvard University, 1977.
  • B.S., Manhattan College, 1976.  Physics and Mathematics, summa cum laude.

Professional Appointments

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1986-present.  AGS E-787, PHENIX, sPHENIX.
  • Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Research Associate, 1983-1986.  MARK II at SLAC.
  • Fermilab, Research Associate, 1981-1983. E-400.

Selected Publications

  • Aidala CA, Altaf S, Belmont R, Boose S, Cacace D, Connors M, Desmond E, Frantz J, Gamez EA, Grau N, Haggerty JS, Hodges A, Huang J, Kim Y, Lenz MD, Lenz W, Lewis NA, Mannel EJ, Osborn JD, Perepelitsa DV, Phipps M, Pisani R, Polizzo S, Pun A, Purschke ML, Riedl C, Rinn T, Romero Hernandez AC, Sarsour M, Shi Z, Sickles AM, Smith C, Stoll S, Sun X, Thorsland E, Vassalli F, Wang X, Woody CL (2021) Design and Beam Test Results for the 2-D Projective sPHENIX Electromagnetic Calorimeter Prototype. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 68:173–181. doi: 10.1109/tns.2020.3034643
  • Aidala CA, Bailey V, Beckman S, Belmont R, Biggs C, Blackburn J, Boose S, Chiu M, Connors M, Desmond E, Franz A, Haggerty JS, He X, Higdon MM, Huang J, Kauder K, Kistenev E, LaBounty J, Lajoie JG, Lenz M, Lenz W, Li S, R.Loggins V, Mannel EJ, Majoros T, McCumber MP, Nagle JL, Phipps M, Pinkenburg C, Polizzo S, Pontieri C, Purschke ML, Putschke J, Sarsour M, Rinn T, Ruggiero R, Sen A, Sickles AM, Skoby MJ, Smiga J, Sobel P, Stankus PW, Stoll S, Sukhanov A, Thorsland E, Toldo F, Towell RS, Ujvari B, Vazquez-Carson S, Woody CL (2018) Design and Beam Test Results for the sPHENIX Electromagnetic and Hadronic Calorimeter Prototypes. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 65:2901–2919. doi: 10.1109/tns.2018.2879047
  • Adare A, Afanasiev S, Aidala C, Ajitanand NN, Akiba Y, et al. (2011) Cross Section and Parity-Violating Spin Asymmetries ofW±Boson Production in Polarizedp+pCollisions ats=500  GeV. Physical Review Letters. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.106.062001
  • Adcox K, Adler SS, Aizama M, Ajitanand NN, Akiba Y, et al. (2003) PHENIX detector overview. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 499:469–479. doi: 10.1016/s0168-9002(02)01950-2
  • Adler S, Atiya MS, Chiang I-H, Diwan MV, Frank JS, et al. (1997) Evidence for the DecayK+→π+νν¯. Physical Review Letters 79:2204–2207. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.79.2204
  • Adler S, Atiya MS, Chiang I-H, Frank JS, Haggerty JS, Kycia TF, Li KK, Littenberg LS, Sambamurti A, Stevens A, Strand RC, Witzig C, Louis WC, Akerib DS, Ardebili M, Convery M, Ito MM, Marlow DR, McPherson R, Meyers PD, Selen MA, Shoemaker FC, Smith AJS, Blackmore EW, Bryman DA, Felawka L, Konaka A, Kuno Y, Macdonald JA, Numao T, Padley P, Poutissou J-M, Poutissou R, Roy J, Turcot AS, Kitching P, Nakano T, Rozon M, Soluk R (1997) Observation of the DecayK+→π+μ+μ−. Physical Review Letters 79:4756–4759. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.79.4756
  • ATIYA M, ITO M, HAGGERTY J, NG C, SIPPACH F (1989) Waveform digitizing at 500 MHz?. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 279:180–185. doi: 10.1016/0168-9002(89)91078-4
  • Abrams G, Adolphsen CE, Akerlof C, Alexander JP, Alvarez M, et al. (1989) The Mark II detector for the SLC. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 281:55–80. doi: 10.1016/0168-9002(89)91217-5
  • Fulton R, Haggerty J, Jared R, Jones R, Kadyk J, Field C, Kozanecki W, Koska W (1989) A high resolution wire scanner for micron-size profile measurements at the SLC. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 274:37–44. doi: 10.1016/0168-9002(89)90362-8
  • Jared RC, Haggerty JS, Herrup DA, Kirsten FA, Lee KL, Olson SR, Wood DR (1986) MARK II End Cap Calorimeter Electronics. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 33:916–921. doi: 10.1109/tns.1986.4337248
  • Haggerty JS (1983) Very high energy synchrotron radiation at Fermilab. doi: 10.2172/6050979
  • Brody A, Chen A, Goldberg M, Horwitz N, Kandaswamy J, et al. (1982) Decay ofBMesons into Charged and Neutral Kaons. Physical Review Letters 48:1070–1074. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.48.1070
  • Andrews D, Berkelman K, Billing M, Cabenda R, Cassel DG, et al. (1980) Observation of Three Upsilon States. Physical Review Letters 44:1108–1111. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.44.1108
John Haggerty

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Physics Department
Bldg. 510C, Room 2-212
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-2286
haggerty@bnl.gov

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