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Jacob Anderson

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Jake Anderson

I was born in Utah, but lived many places in the western United States during my childhood before finally graduating from high school in South Dakota. I received my undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University. While at BYU, I spent a summer at Cornell on CLEO III, which hooked me on particle physics. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, working on the BaBar experiment at SLAC. I’m currently a postdoc, working for Fermilab on the CMS experiment at the LHC.

As part of the CMS collaboration, I am involved primarily in improving the hadronic calorimeter photo-detectors by using silicon photomultipliers, a hardware project I truly enjoy. I am also increasingly involved in data analysis aimed at a first measurement of the Upsilon resonances at CMS. After that is completed I’d like to move on to study more exotic states.

During my free time, I have fun with my wife and three boys and work in my garden. We also enjoy camping and backpacking when we can find the time.