Michael Kirby

Michael Kirby


Telephone: (630) 840-4326  E-mail: kirby@fnal.gov  Office Location: WH8NE
Professional Affiliation: Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences



Scientific Interest

My scientific work has concentrated on Electroweak and Higgs physics during the last 15 years, but I am now focused on Neutrino Physics and the exciting new measurements possible with Liquid Argon Time Project Chambers.

I was a member of the CDF collaboration at the Fermilab Tevatron from 1999 until 2004, a member of the DZero collaboration from 2004 until 2010, and then again a member of CDF starting in 2010. At CDF and DZero, I made measurements of several electroweak processes including W/Z + photon and WW production cross sections. Starting in 2006, I focused exclusively on searches for standard model Higgs Bosons leading the way for the first publication of evidence for the SM Higgs Bosonm in the b-quark decay channel. I was also involved in construction and installation of silicon and drift trackers at CDF and DZero.

Since 2012 I have been working on Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber experiments at Fermilab. As a member of the MicroBooNE experiment, I am currently investigating neutrino interactions on argon and the effect of model uncertainties in these interactions have on measurements of neutrino oscillations and sterile neutrino searches. As well, I am leading the DUNE Offline Computing effort as the Computing Consortium Host Lab Technical Lead of Computing.

Within the Scientific Computing Division, I was previously the project lead for the FabrIc for Frontier Experiment (FIFE) project. The FIFE project is coordinating services across the Computing Sector in order to provide an end-to-end solution for all of the offline computing needs for experiments at Fermilab.