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Peter McIntyre
Applied Physics
High Energy - Experimental

Office Tel: 1-979-255-5531
Office: MPHY 414
Lab Location: University Services Building
Mobile: 1-979-255-5531

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Dr. McIntyre studied at the University of Chicago, where he received his B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. He performed experiments with colliding beams at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, until 1975, then joined Harvard University and participated in neutrino scattering experiments at Fermilab. In 1976, he was the first to propose making colliding beams of protons and antiprotons using the large synchrotrons at Fermilab and at CERN. He developed several techniques for cooling intense beams of antiprotons for that purpose. Since joining Texas A&M in 1980, he has conducted a search for magnetic monopoles in a nearby salt mine. Dr. McIntyre is participating in the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF), which currently is searching for the top quark and seeking evidence of the Higgs field and supersymmetry.

In 1980, Dr. McIntyre was given an award for invention of a new technique for high-efficiency collection of intense electron beams. He is an A. P. Sloan Foundation Fellow. At present, he is participating in the design of a major experiment for the SSC, the Solenoidal Detector Collaboration (SDC).

Research Topics: Accelerator Physics High-Energy Collider Physics Accelerator-Driven Subcritical Fission Superconducting Magnet Technology Applied Superconductivity Materials Science


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