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Alan Litke

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

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Research Interests

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 communicates information.

Collaboration Involvement: ALEPH, Retinal Readout Project

Selected Publications

Single and Multi-photon Production in e+e- Collisions at a Centre-of-mass Energy of 183 GeV, the ALEPH Collaboration, Phys. Lett. B429 (1998) 201.

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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