Dr. Steven Manly works on experiments at high-energy accelerators around the world, probing the structure of matter and the forces of nature. He has authored or coauthored more than 200 scientific publications with ridiculously opaque titles.
Equipped with a PhD in high-energy physics from Columbia University, Professor Manly teaches at the University of Rochester, where he terrorizes students in the introductory physics course sequences.
In 2003, he was named the N.Y. State Professor of the Year, and more recently, was the recipient of the 2007 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award by the American Association of Physics Teachers. When he’s not off smashing atoms with his buddies.
Manly's research interests are primarily in the areas of High Energy, Nuclear, and Gravitational Physics. In the past, he has studied high energy neutrino interactions with the E53 collaboration at Fermilab as well as electroweak and B physics with the SLD collaboration at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. He has also been active in studies of the physics of the Next Linear Collider (a soon-to-be proposed electron-postitron collider with a center-of-mass energy ranging from 500 GeV to 1.5 TeV).
Currently, he is focussed on the Phobos experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. In this experiment, high energy gold ions will be collided in hopes of creating the conditions of the early (1 microsecond) universe in a small volume. The goal is to observe and characterize the QCD deconfinement and chiral phase transitions, or anything unexpected that might happen.
In addition, Manly recently has been involved in a experiments to measure the gravitational redshift of light using dispersion in a Sagnac fiber interferometer. Another major research area is deep inelastic scattering and nucleon structure (JUPITER at Jefferson Lab), and neutrino physics and neutrino oscillations (MINERvA at Fermilab);
For further details, go to Prof.'s Manly's home page at: http://www.pas.rochester.edu/~manly/main/manlyhome.htm