High Energy Physics at the IIT
Center for Accelerator and Particle Physics


The Center for Accelerator and Particle Physics (CAPP) provides a locus for interdisciplinary activities at Illinois Institute of Technology aimed at

CAPP serves as a base to coordinate the activities of a group of IIT faculty, graduate students, and staff from various departments currently involved in a number of research programs, and promotes a substantial increase in such involvement through a close working relationship with other universities in the region and with Fermilab.


Click here for a list of CAPP-sponsored workshops and conferences.

Click here for a list of CAPP preprints.

(Link to Beam Physics at IIT web page.)

(picture of group) Faculty: Ray Burnstein, Emeritus Professor of Physics
Dan Kaplan, Professor of Physics and Director, Center for Accelerator and Particle Physics
Bryce Littlejohn, Assistant Professor of Physics
Durga Rajaram, Research Assistant Professor of Physics
Pavel Snopok, Associate Professor of Physics
Zack Sullivan, Associate Professor of Physics
Yagmur Torun, Associate Professor of Physics
Chris White, Professor of Physics and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Postdocs: David Martinez Caicedo, Karin Gilje
Grad students: Jose de Arcos, Keith Pedersen, Pranava Surukuchi, Shiqi Yu, Xianyi Zhang
Mentor: Leon Lederman, 1988 Nobel Laureate in Physics and former Pritzker Professor of Physics, IIT

The IIT High Energy Physics group currently includes eight faculty, two postdocs, several graduate students, and a number of part-time undergraduates. High Energy Physics is the study of matter at its most fundamental level. We know that the particles that make up the nuclei of atoms are themselves composed of quarks. Our research has focused on properties of neutrinos and strange (s), charm (c), and beauty (b) quarks, which we study in experiments at the nearby Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), located 40 miles west of IIT, as well as other venues around the world. Experiments in which we currently participate include the Daya Bay, DUNE, MicroBooNE, NOvA, and PROSPECT neutrino experiments, and the MICE muon cooling experiment, one aspect of our work on research and development for a possible Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider for the longer-term future.


CAPP-sponsored Conferences, Workshops, and Meetings