Prof. Askew received his Ph. D from Rice
University in 2004 in Experimental Particle Physics. Afterwards, he
was a postdoctoral research associate, first with Florida State, and
later with Rutgers University, splitting time between the D0
experiment at Fermi National Laboratory, and the CMS experiment at
CERN. Prof. Askew works with the FSU High Energy Physics group, on
the cutting edge of particle physics research with both the D0 and
Prof. Askew's research interests include production
properties of the electroweak gauge bosons at the Tevatron,
including measurements of the momentum distribution within the
proton, and the production of pairs of bosons. A recent result on
the simultaneous production of both massive gauge bosons is
published (Phys. Lett. B 695, 67 (2011)) and was highlighted as a
Fermilab result of the week (6/10/2010). In addition to this, Prof.
Askew is engaged in searches for physics beyond the current standard
model of particle physics using both the D0 experiment (Phys. Rev.
Lett. 104, 061801 (2010)) and CMS experiment. His work on CMS
focuses on final states with photons (some very early results are
available here http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1279147/files/SUS-10-001-pas.pdf).
The potential of the Tevatron dataset and the higher energy LHC data
being collected bu the CMS experiment holds exciting challenges as a
new era of particle physics begins.