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Mary Bishai

Res Staff 7 Physics, Electronic Detector Group, Physics Department

Mary Bishai

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Physics Department
Bldg. 510E
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-4877
mbishai@bnl.gov

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Expertise

Experimental particle physics: accelerator neutrinos, heavy flavor at colliders.

Research Activities

Dr. Mary Bishai is currently an experimental particle physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY.  Dr. Bishai's research is in the field of high energy and particle physics with a particular emphasis on the physics of neutrinos and heavy quarks.  From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Bishai served as the Project Scientist for the Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) which lead to the formation of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) in 2015. DUNE is a leading-edge, international experiment for neutrino science and proton decay studies based in the US. Dr. Bishai has been a scientific collaborator on many leading experiments in the field of experimental particle physics including DUNE, MicroBooNE, the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment, the Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search (MINOS), Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF II), and the CLEO experiment. Dr. Bishai's work on the measurement of the J/Psi and b-hadron production cross-sections at CDF II has garnered over 1000 citations. As a graduate student on the CLEO experiment, her research provided the first indication of parity violation in decays of charm-strange baryons. A full list of Dr. Bishai's publications is available here

Dr. Bishai has served on several leading committees of the US Particle Physics community including the DOE/NSF High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) from 2013-2016 and is currently an elected member-at-large of the American Physical Society's Division of Particle and Fields (DPF) Executive Committee

Dr. Bishai is committed to the development of a diverse and inclusive scientific workforce. She has mentored over 15 undergraduate interns through the US DOE SULI program program as well as 5 high school student interns through BNL OEP HSRP program. She is an active member and supporter of the African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications and has mentored several ASP alumni who have been accepted into Ph.D programs in the US and Europe.

Education

  • Ph.D, Purdue University, 1999
  • M.Sc, Purdue University, 1993
  • BA (Physics), University of Colorado, Boulder, 1991

Professional Appointments

  • Senior Physicist, BNL, 2015
  • Project Scientist, Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment, 2012-2015
  • Physicist, BNL, 2008
  • Associate Physicist, BNL, 2006
  • Assistant Physicist, BNL, 2004
  • Research Associate, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, 1998
  • Research Assistant, Purdue University, 1993
  • Teaching Assistant, Purdue University, 1991

Selected Publications

  • Abratenko P, An R, Anthony J, et al (2022) Search for an Excess of Electron Neutrino Interactions in MicroBooNE Using Multiple Final-State Topologies. Physical Review Letters 128:. https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevlett.128.241801
  • Rout J, Shafaq S, Bishai M, Mehta P (2021) Physics prospects with the second oscillation maximum at the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. Physical Review D. doi: 10.1103/physrevd.103.116003
  • Abratenko P, Alrashed M, An R, Anthony J, Asaadi J, et al. (2021) Neutrino event selection in the MicroBooNE liquid argon time projection chamber using Wire-Cell 3D imaging, clustering, and charge-light matching. Journal of Instrumentation 16:P06043. doi: 10.1088/1748-0221/16/06/p06043
  • Rout J, Roy S, Masud M, Bishai M, Mehta P (2020) Impact of high energy beam tunes on the sensitivities to the standard unknowns at DUNE. Physical Review D. doi: 10.1103/physrevd.102.116018
  • Masud M, Bishai M, Mehta P (2019) Extricating New Physics Scenarios at DUNE with Higher Energy Beams. Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-36790-6
  • Acciarri R, Adams C, An R, Anthony J, Asaadi J, et al. (2017) Noise Characterization and Filtering in the MicroBooNE Liquid Argon TPC. Journal of Instrumentation 12:P08003–P08003. doi: 10.1088/1748-0221/12/08/p08003
  • Adamson P, Anderson K, Andrews M, Andrews R, Anghel I, et al. (2016) The NuMI neutrino beam. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 806:279–306. doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2015.08.063
  • Bass M, Bishai M, Cherdack D, Diwan M, Djurcic Z, Hernandez J, Lundberg B, Paolone V, Qian X, Rameika R, Whitehead L, Wilson RJ, Worcester E, Zeller G (2015) Baseline optimization for the measurement ofCPviolation, mass hierarchy, andθ23octant in a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. Physical Review D. doi: 10.1103/physrevd.91.052015
  • An FP, Bai JZ, Balantekin AB, Band HR, Beavis D, et al. (2012) Observation of Electron-Antineutrino Disappearance at Daya Bay. Physical Review Letters. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.108.171803
  • Adamson P, Andreopoulos C, Arms KE, Armstrong R, Auty DJ, et al. (2009) Search for Muon-Neutrino to Electron-Neutrino Transitions in MINOS. Physical Review Letters. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.103.261802
  • Adamson P, Aguilar-Arevalo AA, Anderson CE, Bazarko AO, Bishai M, et al. (2009) Measurement ofνμandνeEvents in an Off-Axis Horn-Focused Neutrino Beam. Physical Review Letters. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.102.211801
  • Michael DG, Adamson P, Alexopoulos T, Allison WWM, Alner GJ, et al. (2006) Observation of Muon Neutrino Disappearance with the MINOS Detectors in the NuMI Neutrino Beam. Physical Review Letters. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.97.191801
  • Acosta D, Adelman J, Affolder T, Akimoto T, Albrow MG, et al. (2005) Measurement of theJ/ψmeson andb-hadron production cross sections inpp¯collisions ats=1960  GeV. Physical Review D. doi: 10.1103/physrevd.71.032001
  • Chan S, Eigen G, Lipeles E, Miller JS, Schmidtler M, et al. (2001) Measurement of the decay asymmetry parameters inΞc0→Ξ−π+. Physical Review D. doi: 10.1103/physrevd.63.111102
  • Andresen J, Bishai M, Cancelo G, Derylo G, Ely R, Franzen J, Garcia-Sciveres M, Gotra Y, Kwarciany R, Perez J, Shenai A, Shepard P, Treptow K, Zimmermann S (2001) The port card for the silicon vertex detector upgrade of the Collider Detector at Fermilab. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 48:504–508. doi: 10.1109/23.940107
  • Bishai M., Gerndt EK., Shipsey IP., Wang P., Bagulya A., Grishin V., Negodaev M., Geltenbort P (1995) Performance of microstrip gas chambers passivated by thin semiconducting glass and plastic films. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 365:54–58. doi: 10.1016/0168-9002(95)00433-5

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Mary Bishai

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Physics Department
Bldg. 510E
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-4877
mbishai@bnl.gov

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