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Top Professor
Physics Faculty

Prof. Romulus Godang

Associate Professor
Department of Physics
University of South Alabama

ILB 106

Dr. Romulus Godang

Research Interests
My research interests are the precision measurements of the elements of CKM matrix aimed for understanding the source of asymmetry and behavior between matter and anti-matter including CP violation, testing the Standard Model, and discovering New Physics. Experiments tell us that for every fundamental particle there exists an anti-particle. The big bang is almost certainty produced particles and anti-particles in equal numbers. However, our observations indicate that we live in a universe of matter, not anti-matter. There must be some other undiscovered phenomenon that makes matter and anti-matter behave differently. Its source may lie in the properties of the Higgs Boson, SUper-SYmmetry, Gravitons, Extra Dimensions, Dark Matter, or New Particles.
I am collaborating with two major international experiments: BABAR and Belle II. BABAR is located at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University. Belle II is located at SuperKEKB in Tsukuba, Japan. The SuperKEKB is the world's largest luminosity or rate of collisions accelerator facility known as the luminosity frontier. The Belle II main goal is to pursue the mystery of the disappearance of anti-matter during the early, developmental processes of the universe and to discover New Physics beyond the Standard Model. Belle II collaboration is an international research collaboration that consists of 600 researchers from about 100 institutions in 23 countries.
Current News

  • First New Succesful "Atom-Smasher" Comes Online at SuperKEKB

  • Awarded "High Energy Physics Research Award" Department of Energy
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2016

  • Awarded "Top Professor Award" Mortar Board-Azalea Chapter, 2015

  • Hosted the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society 2015 at USA

  • Awarded "High Energy Physics Research Award" Department of Energy
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2015

  • Published "The Physics of the B Factories" at Eur. Phys. J. C74, 3026, 2014

  • Presented "Search for New Physics at BABAR" at SESAPS 2014

  • Awarded "Top Professor Award" Mortar Board-Azalea Chapter, 2014

  • U.S. Belle II DOE Computing Review, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2014

  • Alternative Sponsored Fellowship Award, Department of Energy,
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2014

  • Invited Talk at the XV International Conference of Hadron Spectroscopy, Japan, 2013

  • 50 Outstanding Researchers Over the Past 50 Years at USA, 2013

  • Invited Talk at the 9th International Workshop on Heavy Quarkonium, Beijing, 2013

  • BABAR Speakers Bureau Member, SLAC, 2012

  • Invited Talk at the Hadron Collider Physics Symposium, Kyoto Japan, 2012

  • Invited Talk at the International Conference on HEP, Australia, 2012

  • Colloquium Talk at the Kyoto University, Japan, 2012

  • Awarded "Top Professor Award" Mortar Board-Azalea Chapter, 2011

  • Higgs Search at QUARKS-2010 16th International Seminar, Russia, 2010

  • Black Hole Talk at SLAC Seminar, Stanford University, California, 2010

  • Extra Dimension and BH Talk at Hengstberger Symposium, Germany, 2009

  • Current and Previous Research Experiments
    Current Experiments
    • The BELLE II experiment is located at SuperKEKB, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, in Japan. The SuperKEKB project is our response to the challenge of solving Nature's fundamental puzzles by upgrading the KEKB electron-positron collider and the Belle I detector.The KEKB collider has been a leader in the race to provide the world's highest luminosity. The next target is 40 times greater than KEKB's record by the upgrade to SuperKEKB and Belle II. The target luminosity is 8x1035 cm-2s-1 and this improvement allows us to discover new physics beyond the Standard Model. The Super B Factory at SuperKEKB is an open international project with unprecedented luminosity. The Belle II Collaboration consists of 600 physicists and engineers from more than 95 institutions in 22 countries from all over the world. The primary goals of Belle II experiment are to investigate New Physics by studying B mesons, D mesons, and tau leptons.
    • KEKB Tour

       [KEKB Groundbreaking]  [Group Photo]  [Press Tour]  [Groundbreaking Lobby]  [Press Conference]  [Computing on Demand]

      KEKB Location

      KEKB Building

      KEKB Building 3

      Control Room

      KEKB Board

    • The BABAR experiment at SLAC, National Accelerator Center, at Stanford University in California, USA. The primary goals of this experiment are to study of CP asymmetries in B mesons decay and to measure the precise fundamental parameters in the Standard Model. The BABAR is an international collaboration that consists of 650 physicists and engineers from 75 institutions in 10 countries.
    • Previous Experiments
      • The CMS experiment at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. This experiment is in the design and construction phase, and will start taking data in 2007. The main goals are to answer the basic questions those are related to a discovery of Higgs boson, supersymmetric particles, mini black holes, gravitons. Currently there are 3600 people working for CMS, 3000 of which are scientists and engineers. These people come from 183 institutes in 38 countries, spanning Europe, Asia, America, and Australia.
      • The Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider in conjunction mainly with Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), Brookhaven National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CERN, KEK, Science and Technology Facilities Council, and INFN. The primary goal of this research is to measure the physics parameters describing neutrino mixing, and in particular the prospects of observing and measuring CP violation in the lepton sector. This collaboration consists of 135 scientists and engineers.

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