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Scholarly Interest Report
Marjorie D. Corcoran
  • B.S. (1972) University of Dayton;
  • Ph.D. (1977) Indiana University
Primary Department
   Department of Physics and Astronomy
 Fermilab home page
 Mu2e experiment
 D0 experiment
Research Areas
 Experimental Particle Physics

The Standard Model and beyond


   The Standard Model of particle physics has been extremely successful in describing all known experimental results.   However, we know that the standard model is incomplete, since, for example, it does not explain the matter-antimater asymmetry of the universe. From astrophysics, we know that 95% of the matter of the universe does not appear as stars and galaxies, but is dark matter which we see only through its gravitational interaction. The main goal of all of particle physics research is to find the physics that lies beyond the Standard Model.


Fundamental symmetries


The fundamental symmetries of parity (P, inversion of coordiante system) and charge conjugation (C, interchange of particles<--> antiparticles), play a central role in particle physics. In particular, the violation of the combined operation of CP is known to be connected in a deep way to the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the universe. These and other fundamental symmetries, such as lepton number and lepton flavor violation, will be probed in future experiments at Fermilab. There is a new initiative, the Mu2e experiment, will search for charged lepton flavor violation to unprecedented levels.

Teaching Areas
Selected Publications
 Phys. Rev. Lett., 101:171803 (2008)
 Phys. Lett. B641:423, 2006.
 Phys. Rev. Lett. 97:121802, 2006.
 Phys. Lett. B636:183, 2006
 Phys. Lett. B641:415, 2006.
 Phys. Rev. Lett. 97:111801, 2006.
 Phys. Rev. D73:111102, 2006.
 Phys. Rev. Lett. 97:171806, 2006.
 Phys. Lett. B640:230, 2006.
 Phys. Lett. B638:119
 Phys. Rev. D74:031107, 2006.
 Phys. Rev. D74:032004, 2006.
 Refereed articles

D0 Collaboration "Evidence for simultaneous production of J/psi and upsilon mesons." In Press


D0 Collaboration "Inclusive production of the X(4240) state in proton-antiproton collisions at D0." Phys Rev. Lett. , 115 (2015) : 232001.


D0 Collaboration "Measurement of the Bs lifetime in the flavor-specific decay channel Bs -> Ds mu X with the D0 detector." Phys. Rev. Lett. , 114 (2015) : 062001.


D0 Collaboration "Measurement of the W+b-jet and W+c-jet differential production cross sections in proton-antiproton collisions." Phys. Lett. B , 743 (2015) : 6.


D0 Collaboration "Measurement of the effective weak mixing angle in proton-antiproton --> Z/gamma*--> ee events ." Phys. Rev. Lett. , 115 (2015) : 041801.


D0 Collaboration "Measurement of the electron charge asymmetry in p-pbar --> W+X--> e-neutrino+X events at sqrt(s) = 1.96 TeV." Phys,. Rev. D, 91 (2015) : 032007.


D0 Collaboration "Measurement of the forward-backward asymmetry in Lambda_b and anti-Lambda_b baryon production in proton-antiproton collisions." Phys. Rev. D , 91 (2015) : 072008.


D0 Collaboration "Measurement of the forward-backward asymmetry in the production of B+ mesons in proton-antiproton collisions." Phys. Rev. Lett. , 114 (2015) : 051803.


D0 Collaboration "Measurement of the forward-backward asymmetry of Lambda-antiLambda production in proton-antiproton collisions." Physical Review DIn Press


D0 Collaboration "Measurement of the phi* distribution of muon pairs with masses between 30 and 500 GeV in proton-antiproton collisions ." Phys. Rev. D, 91 (2015) : 072002.


D0 Collaboration "Measuremetn of the ratio of inclusive cross sections sigma(p-pbar --> Z+ 2 b-jets)/sigma(p-pbar--> Z + 2 jets) in proton-antiproton collisions." Phys. Rev. D, 91 (2015) : 052010.


D0 Collaboration "Precision measurement of the top quark mass in lepton + jets final states." Phys. Rev. D , 91 (2015) : 112003.


D0 Collaboration "Simultaneous measurement of the forward-backward asymmetry an dtop polarization in dilepton final states." Phys. Rev. D , 92 (2015) : 052007.


D0 Collaboration "Tevaton constraints on models of the Higgs boson with exotic spin and parity using decays to bottom-antibottom quark pairs ." Phys. Rev. Lett, 114 (2015) : 151802.


D0 Collaboration "Search for Violation of CPT and Lorentz invariance in Bs meson oscillations." Phys. Rev. Lett. , 115 (2015) : 161601.


D0 and CDF collaborations "Tevatron combination of single-top-quark cross sectiosn and determination of the CKM matrix element Vtb." Phys. Rev. Lett. , 115 (2015) : 152003.


CDF and D0 Collaborations "Observation of s-channel production of single top quarks at the Tevatron." Phys. Rev. Lett., 112: 231803.


D0 Collaboration " Precision measurement of the top-quark mass in lepton+jets final states." Phys. Rev. Lett. , 113: 032002.


D0 Collaboration "Constraints on Spin and Parity of the Higgs Boson $\boldsymbol{VH\rightarrow Vb\bar{b}}$ Final States." Phys. Rev. Lett, 13: 161802.


D0 Collaboration "Double parton interactions in $\gamma+3$ jet and $\gamma+b/cjet+2$ jet events in $p \bar p$ collisions at $\sqrt s=1.96$  TeV." Phys,. Rev. D, 89: 072006.


D0 Collaboration "Electron and Photon Identification in the D0 Experiment." Nucl. Instum. Meth , A750: 78-95.


D0 Collaboration "Improved $b$ quark jet identification at the D0 experiment." Nucl. Instum. Meth, A763: 290-303.


D0 Collaboration "Measurement of associated production of Z bosons with charm quark jets in $p\bar{p}$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=1.96$ TeV." Phys. Rev. Lett. , 112: 042001.


D0 Collaboration "Measurement of differential $t\bar{t}$ production cross sections in $p\bar{p}$ collisions." Phys. Rev. D, 90: 092006.


D0 Collaboration "Measurement of the $W$ boson mass with the D0 detector." Phys. Rev. D, 89: 012005.


D0 Collaboration "Measurement of the Electric Charge of the Top Quark in $\boldsymbol{t\bar{t}}$ Events." Phys. Rev. D, 90: 051101.


D0 Collaboration "Measurement of the W Boson Production Charge Asymmetry in $p\bar{p}\rightarrow W+X \rightarrow e\nu +X$ Events at $\sqrt{s}=1.96$ TeV." Phys, Rev,. Lett, 112: 151803.


D0 Collaboration "Measurement of the differential $\gamma+2~b$-jet cross section and the ratio $\sigma$($\gamma+2~b$-jets)/$\sigma$($\gamma+b$-jet) in $p\bar{p}$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 1.96 TeV." Phys. Lett. B, 737: 357-365.


D0 Collaboration "Measurement of the direct CP-violating charge asymmetry in ${D_s^\pm \rightarrow \phi \pi^{\pm}}$ decays." Phys. Rev. Lett. , 112: 111804.


D0 Collaboration "Measurement of the forward-backward asymmetry in top quark-antiquark production in ppbar collisions using the lepton+jets channel." Phys. Rev. D, 90: 072011.


D0 Collaboration "Observation and studies of double $J/\psi$ production at the Tevatron." Phys, Rev. D, 90: 111101.


D0 Collaboration "Search for the X(4140) state in B+→J/ψϕK+ decays with the D0 detector." Phys. Rev. D , 89: 012004.


D0 Collaboration "Study of CP -violating charge asymmetries of single muons and like-sign dimuons in pp» collisions." Phys. Rev. D, 89: 012002.


D0 Collaboratoin "Measurement of the direct $CP$-violating parameter $A_{CP}$ in the decay $D^+ \to K^-\pi^+\pi^+$." Phys. Rev D, 90: 111102.


D0 and CDF Collaborations "Combination of measurements of the top-quark pair production cross section from the Tevatron Collider." Phys,. Rev. D , 89: 072001.


D0 collaboration "Jet energy scale determination in the D0 experiment." Nucl. Instum. Meth, A763: 442-475.


D0 collaboration "Measurement of the forward-backward asymmetry in the distribution of leptons in $t\bar{t}$ events in the lepton$+$jets channel." Phys. Rev. D, 90: 072001.


D0 collaboration "Muon reconstruction and identification with the Run II D0 detector." Nucl. Instum. Meth, A737: 281-294.


Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A698 (2013) 208-223


Phys.Rev. D88 (2013) 052018


Phys.Rev. D88 (2013) 052014


Phys.Rev. D87 (2013) 011103


Phys.Rev.Lett. 112 (2014) 042001


Phys.Lett. B725 (2013) 6-14


Phys.Lett. B719 (2013) 354-361


Phys.Lett. B718 (2013) 1314-1320


Phys.Rev. D87 (2013) 9, 092010


Phys.Rev. D88 (2013) 052009


Phys.Rev. D89 (2014) 012002


Phys.Rev. D88 (2013) 052011


Phys.Lett. B726 (2013) 656-664


Phys.Rev.Lett. 110 (2013) 241801


Phys.Rev.D, Phys.Rev. D89 (2014) 012005


Phys.Rev. D88 (2013) 032008


Phys.Rev. D88 (2013) 112002


Phys.Lett. B721 (2013) 212-219


Phys.Rev. D88 (2013) 072008


Phys.Rev. D88 (2013) 091102


Phys.Lett.B, Phys.Lett. B720 (2013) 6-12


Phys.Rev.Lett. 110 (2013) 011801


Pys.Rev. D88 (2013) 052006


Phys.Rev. D88 (2013) 052010


Phys.Rev. D88 (2013) 052007


Phys.Rev. D88 (2013) 012005


Phys.Rev. D87 (2013) 5, 052011


Phys.Rev. D88 (2013) 052005


Phys.Rev. D89 (2014) 012004


Phys.Rev. D87 (2013) 7, 072006


Phys.Rev. D88 (2013) 052008






Phys. Lett. B 696:321


Phys. Rev. Lett. 105:211803 (2010)


































arXiv:1011.0127 [hep-ex]












































Mu2e Collaboration " Mu2e Technical Design Report." arXiv:1501.05241


Nucl. Instrum. Meth A698, 208 (2012).


Phys. Rev. D86, 092002 (2012).


Phys. Rev. D85, 032006 (2012).


Phys. Rev. D85, 112003 (2012).


Phys. Rev. D85, 071106 (2012).


Phus. Rev. D86, 012009 (2012).


Phys. Rev. D85, 092015 (2012).


Phys. Rev. d86, 031103 (2012).


Phuys. Rev. D86, 032010 (2012).


Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 131802 (2012).


Phys. Rev. D86, 092011 (2012).


Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 121802 (2012).


Phys. Rev. LEtt. 109, 071804 (2102).


Phys. Lett. B718, 451 (2012).


Phys. Rev. D86, 072009 (2012).


Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 121804 (2012).


Phys. Lett. B718, 1314 (2012).


Abouzaid et al (KTeV Collaboration) " Precise Measurements of Direct CP Violation, CPT Symmetry, and Other Parameters in the Neutral Kaon System." Physical Review D , D83: 092001.


E. Abouzaid et al (KTeV Collaboration) " Search for the Rare Decays $K_L \to \pi^0\pi^0\mu^+\mu^-$ and $K_L \to \pi^0\pi^0 X^0\to \pi^0\pi^0\mu^+\mu^-$.." Physical Review Letters, 107: 201803.


V. Abazhv et al (D0 Collaboration) " Search for W'->tb resonances with left- and right-handed couplings to fermions.." Physics Letters B, B699: 145.


V. Abazov et al " Model-independent measurement of $t$-channel single top quark production in $p\bar{p}$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=1.96$ TeV.." Physics Letters B, B705: 313.


V. Abazov et al (D0 Collaboaration) " Search for neutral Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model Higgs bosons decaying to tau pairs produced in association with $b$ quarks in $p\bar{p}$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=1.96$ TeV.." Physical Review Letters, 107: 121801.


V. Abazov et al (D0 Collaboartion) " Search for pair production of the scalar top quark in the electron+muon final state.." Physics Letters B, B696: 321.


V. Abazov et al (D0 Collaboration) " Measurement of the $ZZ$ production cross section in $p\bar{p}$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=1.96$ TeV.." , D84: 011103.


V. Abazov et al (D0 Collaboration) " Bounds on an anomalous dijet resonance in $W+$jets production in ppbar collisions at $\sqrt{s} =1.96$ TeV." Physical Review Letters, 107: 011804.


V. Abazov et al (D0 Collaboration) " Determination of the width of the top quark.." Physical Review Letters, 106: 022001.


V. Abazov et al (D0 Collaboration) " Evidence for spin correlation in $t\bar{t}$ production." Physical Review Letters, 108: 032004.


V. Abazov et al (D0 Collaboration) " Measurement of spin correlation in $t\bar{t}$ production using a matrix element approach.." Physical Review Letters, 107: 032001.


V. Abazov et al (D0 Collaboration) " Measurement of the CP-violating phase $\phi_s^{J/\psi \phi}$ using the flavor-tagged decay $B_s^0 \rightarrow J/\psi \phi$ in 8 fb$^{-1}$ of $p \overline p$ collisions.." Physical Review DIn Press


V. Abazov et al (D0 Collaboration) " Measurement of the anomalous like-sign dimuon charge asymmetry with 9 fb^-1 of p pbar collisions." Physical Review D, d84: 052007.


V. Abazov et al (D0 Collaboration) " Measurement of the production fraction times branching fraction $\boldsymbol{ f(b\to\Lambda_{b})\cdot \mathcal{B}(\Lambda_{b}\to J/\psi \Lambda)}$.." Physical Review D, D84: 031102.


V. Abazov et al (D0 Collaboration) " Measurement of the top quark pair production cross section in the lepton+jets channel in proton-antiproton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$=1.96 TeV." Physical Review D, D84: 012008.


V. Abazov et al (D0 Collaboration) " Precise measurement of the top quark mass in the dilepton channel at D0.." Physical Review Letters, 107: 082004.


V. Abazov et al (D0 Collaboration) " Precise measurement of the top-quark mass from lepton+jets events at D0." Physical Review D, D84: 032004.


V. Abazov et al (D0 Collaboration) " Search for flavor changing neutral currents in decays of top quarks.." Physics Letters B, B701: 313.


V. Abazov et al (D0 Collaboration) " Search for resonant WW and WZ production in ppbar collisions at ?s = 1.96 TeV.." Physical Review Letters, 107: 011801.


V. Abazov et al (D0 Collaboration) " Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson in the $H \to WW \to \ell \nu q^\prime \bar{q}$ Decay Channel.." Physical Review Letters , 106: 171802.


V. Abazov et al (D0 Collaboration) "Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson in the $H \to WW \to \ell \nu q^\prime \bar{q}$ Decay Channel.." Physical Review Letters , 196: 171802.


V. Abazov et al (D0 collaboration) " Direct measurement of the mass difference between top and antitop quarks." Physical Review D , 84 (2011) : 052005.


V. Abazov et al (D0 collaboration) " Forward-backward asymmetry in top quark-antiquark production.." Physical Review D, D84: 112005.


V. Abazov et al. (D0 collaboration) " Measurement of the relative branching ratio of $B^0_s to J/\psi f_{0}(980) \to B_{s}^{0} \to J/\psi \phi$.." Physical Review D, D85: 011103.

 Phys. Rev. D78:012005, 2008
 Phys. Rev. Lett. 100:012001, 2008
 Phys. Rev. Lett. 101:232002
 Phys. Rev. Lett 100:211803, 2008
 Phys. Rev. D78:032009
 Phys. Rev. Lett. 100:182001, 2008
 Phys. Rev. D77:112004, 2008
 Phys. Rev. Lett. 100:131803, 2008
 Phys. Rev. D74:097101, 2006
 Phys. Rev. Lett. 95:171803
 Phy. Rev. Letter, 95:171801
 Phys. Rev. Letter 95:161602 (2005)
 submitted to Phys. Rev. Letters
 Phys. Rev. Letter, 95:081801 (2005)
 Conference papers

T. Aaltonen et al (CDF and D0 Collaborations) "Combined CDF and D0 Upper Limits on Standard Model Higgs Boson Production with up to 8.2 fb$^{-1}$ of Data." arXiv:1103.3233Submitted

 Conference Paper

"B Physics at  the D0 experiment, presented at the International Conference on High Energy Physics, Valencia, Spain." (July 2014)

 Conference abstracts

Talk presented at the meeting of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physicas Society,

University of California at Sante Cruz.

 Invited Talks

speaker.  "CP Violation and rare B decays at the Tevatron." Les Recontres dd Physique de la Vallee d'Aoste, Lathuile, Italy. (March 2011) With D0 and CDF Collaborations


Collouquium  in the Physics and Astronomy Department at Rice University


Department colloquium at the Univeristy of Hoston physics department.


Speaker.  "Status of the Luminosity System." D0 physics conveners meeting, Fermilab, Batavia, IL. (Jan 11, 2008)


Speaker.  "Status of the RunIIb Lumiinsoity Constant." All D0 Meeting, Fermilab. (April 25, 2008)


"Radiative Kaon decays--Recent results from KTeV." Conference on the Intersections of Particle and Nuclear Physics, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (May 2006) With KTeV collaboration


Speaker.  "Celebrating the World Year of Physics-- Einstein's Miraculous Year 1905." Texas Section of the American Physical Society, University of Houston. (October 2005)


Speaker.  "New Information about the B_c Meson." Moriond QCD, La Thuile, Italy. (March 2005) With for the D0 and CDF Collaborations


speaker.  "Data Quality for the Central Track Trigger." D0 Central Track Trigger weekly meeting, Fermilab, Chicago (via videolink). (weekly)


Speaker.  "Search for lepton flavor violating decays in KTeV." KTeV Collaboration meeting, Fermilab, Chicago, IL. (June 2005, September 2005)

 Seminar Speaker

Seminat at Texas A&M University high energy physics group.

 Session Chair

Convener of the sessions on heavy quark properties at the International Conference on High Energy Physics, Paris, France, July 2010

Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Dennis Mackin, PhD A Search for the Lightest Supersymmetric Partner of the Top Quark at D0. (2010) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Zorawar Wadiasingh, MS Cooling Rates for Relativistic Electrons Undergoing Compton Scattering in strong Magnetic Fields. (2010) (Committee Member)

 Michelle Victoria Prewitt, MS Operation of the D0 Run IIB Luminosity System and Determination of the RunIIB Luminosity Constant. (2010) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Michelle Prewitt, PhD Search for the rare decay Bs-> mumu at D0. (2013) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Joseph Barchas, Masters of Science Electrostatic Energy Exchange in Shock Acceleration. (2014) (Committee Member)

 Julie Managan Hogan, PhD Measurement of the forward/backward asymmetry in B+ -> J/psi K+ decays at D0. (2014) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Julie Hogan, Ph. D. Measurement of the Forward-Backward Asymmetry in the Production of B+ mesons in proton-antiproton collisions . (2015) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 David Rivera, BS Mu2e Straw Tension Measurements. (2015) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Julie Hogan, MIssing transverse energy studies at D0 . (2015) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Will Barnes, MS Impulsive heating in the solar atmosphere. (Committee Member)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Distinguished Scientist Award, University of Wisconsin Physics Department (May 2, 2008)

Positions Held
 Brithis Marshall Scholarship Review Committee, Brithis Conlulate. (2010 - 2010)

 Division of Particles and Fields Executive Committee, American Physical Society. (2010 - 2010)

 Committee Member, Fermilab Users Executive Committee. (2010 - 2010)