Adjunct Professor of Physics
| Ph.D. Harvard University, 1970
|| Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, 1978-82
|| Mellon Fellow, 1978-79
Office: CERN, Geneva Switzerland
Phone: 011-41-22-767 7376
FAX: 011-41-22-767 9425
Alan Litke's research interests are in the fields of
experimental particle physics and neurobiology.
In particle physics, he is currently doing research
with the highest energy electron-positron collisions ever
achieved. This work is done with the ALEPH experiment at CERN.
He and his CERN-based group are searching for new particles and new
phenomena, including the Higgs boson, supersymmetric particles, and
effects due to TeV-scale quantum gravity.
Litke's research in neurobiology is aimed at understanding the
neural code that the eye uses to send information about the
visual world to the brain. In the Retinal Readout Project,
he is developing a neural imaging system to study how a
large collection of neurons (the retina) processes, encodes and
Retinal Readout Project
Single and Multi-photon Production in e+e-
Collisions at a Centre-of-mass Energy of 183 GeV,
the ALEPH Collaboration, Phys. Lett. B429
Search for Extra Spatial Dimensions and TeV Scale Quantum
Gravity at LEP, the ALEPH Collaboration, ALEPH 99-051
(June, 1999); available on WWW at
The Retinal Readout System: an Application of Microstrip Detector
Technology to Neurobiology, A.M. Litke, Nucl. Instrum.
and Methods A418 (1998) 203.
The Silicon Microstrip Detector,
A.M. Litke and A.S. Schwarz,
Scientific American 272 (5), 56 (1995).
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