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Gail Gulledge Hanson

1947 -
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Some Important Contributions

Discovered quark jets in e+e- annihilation to hadrons.

Member of Cambridge Electron Accelerator team that measured large cross section for hadron production by e+e- annihilation with large solid angle detector. This cross section was evidence that quark come in three colors.

Member of team that discovered psi (lowest lying charm-anticharm heavy quark resonance in e+e- annihilation cross section) at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.

Member of SLAC team that discovered second charm-anticharm quark narrow resonance in e+e- annihilation.

As a member of the team that discovered the tau meson, did studies to verify presence of characteristic decay modes of heavy lepton including unpublished study of possible evidence for tau pi + nu(tau) - a characteristic hadronic decay mode of a heavy lepton.

Studies of fragmentation of quarks into hadrons.

Built first stereo jet cell central drift chamber for MarkII SLC.

Evidence for b-flavored baryon production from lambda-lepton correlations in the OPAL experiment at LEP(found by postdoc Xinchou Lou as a member of the Indiana group).

Evidence for strange B meson production from Ds-lepton correlations in OPAL experiment at LEP (found by postdoc Xinchou Lou as a member of the Indiana group).

Some Important Publications:

"Evidence for Jet Structure in Hadron Production by e+e- Annihilation," G. Hanson et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 35: 1609 (1975).

"Hadron Production by Electron-Positron Annihilation at 4 GeV Center-of-Mass Energy," A. Litke, et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 30: 1189 (1973).

"Discovery of a Narrow Resonance in e+e- Annihilation," J.-E. Augustin, et al. , Phys. Rev. Lett. 33: 1406 (1974).

"The Discovery of a Second Narrow Resonance in e+e- Annihilation," G.S. Abrams, et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 33: 1453 (1974).

"Evidence for Anomalous Lepton Production in e+e- Annihilation," Martin L. Perl, et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 35: 1489 (1975).

"e+e- Hadron Production and Jet Structure at SPEAR," G. Hanson, Proceedings of the XVIIIth Int. Conf. on High Energy Physics, Tbilisi, U.S.S.R., 1976, Vol. II, p. B1.

"Hadron Production by e+e- Annihilation at Center-of Mass Energie Between 2.6 GeV AND 7.8 GeV: Part 2. Jet Structure and Related Inclusive Distributions," G. Hanson et al., Phys. Rev.D 26:991 (1982).

"The New Drift Chamber for the Mark II Detector at the SLAC Linear Collider," G. Hanson, Proceedings of the Fourth International Wire Chamber Conference, Vienna, Austria, Nucl. Instr. and Meth.A 252: 343 (1986). SLAC-PUB-3880.

"Evidence for b-Flavoured Baryon Production in Z0 Decays at LEP," OPAL Collaboration, P. D. Acton et al., Phys. Lett. B281: 394 (1992).

"Evidence for the Existence of the Strange b-flavoured Meson B0 S in Z0 Decays," OPAL Collaboration, P.D. Acton et al., Phys. Lett.B 295: 357 (1992).


Panofsky Prize, American Physical Society 1996

Guggenheim Fellow 1995-96

Fellow, American Physical Society

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science


1973-76 Research Associate, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
1976-84 Continuing Staff Member, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
1984-89 Permanent Staff Member, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
1989-97 Professor of Physics, Indiana University
1997-present Distinguished Professor, Indiana University


B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1968
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1973

Additional Information/Comments

Led group in 1986 Snowmass Summer Study on tracking at SSC with straw drift tubes, with David Cassel. See "Report of the Central Tracking Group," D.G. Cassel, G.G. Hanson, et al., Proceedings of the 1986 Summer Study on the Physics of the Superconducting Super Collider, Snowmass (1986); p. 377, and SLAC-PUB-4130.

Started and led Indiana University group in OPAL experiment at LEP , the e+e- collider at CERN, 1990-present.

Physics coordinator of OPAL experiment at LEP (1996).

Field Editors: Gail Hanson/Nina Byers


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