Jake Anderson

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.