overview

My area of specialization is Experimental Particle Physics and has focused on the search for new fundamental particles. This includes searches at the world's highest energy particle accelerators, with the CDF Experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron (outside Chicago, IL) and the CMS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, or LHC (in Geneva, Switzerland), as well as deep underground with the CDMS experiment (currently in Minnesota and moving to Sudbury, Ontario Canada) to search for Dark Matter. The search for new particles is motivated in part by the tantalizing possibility of understanding the mysteries of particle physics, the earliest moments in the Universe after the Big Bang, and the existence of the Dark Matter that pervades the Universe today with a single discovery.

selected publications
Academic Articles917
  • Aaltonen, T., Abazov, V. M., Abbott, B., Acharya, B. S., Adams, M., Adams, T., ... D0 Collaboration. (2018). Combined Forward-Backward Asymmetry Measurements in Top-Antitop Quark Production at the Tevatron.. Phys Rev Lett. 120(4), 042001.
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  • Colletti, K., Hong, Z., Toback, D., & Wilson, J. S. (2016). Extrapolation technique pitfalls in asymmetry measurements at colliders. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 830, 176-181.
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  • Aaltonen, T., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Annovi, A., Antos, J., ... Zucchelli, S. (2016). Measurement of theWWandWZproduction cross section using final states with a charged lepton and heavy-flavor jets in the full CDF Run II data set. Physical Review D. 94(3), 032008.
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  • Aaltonen, T., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Annovi, A., Antos, J., ... Zucchelli, S. (2016). Measurement of the forward-backward asymmetry in low-mass bottom-quark pairs produced in proton-antiproton collisions. Physical Review D. 93(11), 112003.
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  • Aaltonen, T., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Annovi, A., Antos, J., ... Zucchelli, S. (2016). Measurement of the forwardbackward asymmetry of top-quark and antiquark pairs using the full CDF Run II data set. Physical Review D. 93(11), 112005.
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Conference Papers4
  • Arnowitt, R., Aurisano, A., Dutta, B., Gurrola, A., Kamon, T., Kolev, N., ... Wagner, P. (2006). Stau-neutralino coannihilation and collider. Annual Meeting of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society, DPF 2006, and the Annual Fall Meeting of the Japan Particle Physics Community.
  • WAGNER, P., & TOBACK, D. (2005). Prospects of a Search for Neutral, Long-Lived Particles using Photon Timing at CDF. International Journal of Modern Physics A. 20(15), 3267-3269.
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  • Toback, D. (2005). Run II Searches for Supersymmetry. AIP Conference Proceedings, HADRON COLLIDER PHYSICS: 15th Topical Conference on Hadron Collider Physics: HCP2004. 753(1), 373-382.
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  • Kuhlmann, S., Frisch, H., Cordelli, M., Huston, J., Miller, R., Lami, S., ... Ukegawa, F. (2004). The CDF calorimeter upgrade for Run IIb. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 518(1-2), 39-41.
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Email
toback@tamu.edu
First Name
David
Last Name
Toback
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Physics And Astronomy; 4242 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4242
USA