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CORNELL LABORATORY FOR ACCELERATOR-BASED SCIENCES AND EDUCATION — CLASSE

J. Ritchie Patterson

238 pixel wide and 174 pixel high image J. Ritchie Patterson is an elementary particle physicist whose research has given her a deep appreciation of the importance of accelerators as a tool for scientific discovery. As one of the few accelerator labs at a university, CLASSE has a unique opportunity to contribute to our understanding of particle and x-ray beams, advance accelerator and x-ray beamline technology, and to train future leaders in these fields.

Biography
B.A., 1981, Physics, Cornell University. Ph.D., 1990, Physics, University of Chicago. Research Associate, Cornell Laboratory of Nuclear Studies, 1990-93. Assistant Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 1994-99; Associate Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 1999-2005; Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 2005-present. National Young Investigator, 1994-99; Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 1994-96. Fellow, American Physical Society, elected 2003. Provost's Award for Distinguished Scholarship, 2005. Department Chair, Physics, 2009-2011. Director, Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE), 2012-present.

Patterson's research is centered at the Large Hadron Collider using the CMS detector.