I am an associate professor of physics at the University of Washington. Currently, I am pursuing my research at the ATLAS experiment at the LHC/CERN and the D0 experiment at the Tevatron/Fermilab. In the past, I have also worked at the CMS experiment at the LHC/CERN and the ZEUS experiment at HERA/DESY.
The LHC will undoubtedly be the center for collider high energy physics for the next 15-20 years. In order for the US institutions to remain at the forefront of particle physics, they need to be strong collaborators during the imminent data analysis phase and the upcoming era of physics discoveries at the LHC. However, the long distance between the US and CERN creates a serious obstacle. I believe that SLAC can play a very important facilitating role in helping the US-ATLAS community, in particular the West Coast institutions, to overcome the practical problems of doing physics half way around the world, and I would be happy to help in any way I can towards such a direction.
I am also interested in public outreach. We need to educate both the general public and the members of the government on the importance of basic scientific research for the future growth of the country, as well as for the human intellectual development. I would be glad to help in this area as well.